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Over heating and noisy

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by davidmbeckham2005, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. davidmbeckham2005

    davidmbeckham2005 Flightless Bird

    My HP Pavilion laptop is now over 2 years old
    Proplem im having is it keeps getting red hot and the fan is noisy as
    hell,
    Anyone know of a fix? HP Just fob me off with a load of crap
     
  2. Gerard Bok

    Gerard Bok Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 5 Aug 2010 17:27:05 -0500, davidmbeckham2005
    <davidmbeckham2005.4f9pc2@no.email.invalid> wrote:

    >My HP Pavilion laptop is now over 2 years old
    >Proplem im having is it keeps getting red hot and the fan is noisy as
    >hell,
    >Anyone know of a fix? HP Just fob me off with a load of crap


    They probably intended to blow you off ;-)
    And that may well be the cure for your problem !
    (Dust collection, causing bad airflow, thus overheating.)

    --
    met vriendelijke groet,
    Gerard Bok
     
  3. AJL

    AJL Flightless Bird

    davidmbeckham2005 <davidmbeckham2005.4f9pc2@no.email.invalid> wrote:

    >My HP Pavilion laptop is now over 2 years old
    >Proplem im having is it keeps getting red hot and the fan is noisy as
    >hell,
    >Anyone know of a fix? HP Just fob me off with a load of crap


    Clean the dust, hair and other crap out of the fan cavity and off the
    heat transfer fins. If you're lucky it will have screws to open the
    fan compartment like my old HP did. If not it will be a bit more work
    taking the case apart.
     
  4. Bigguy2010

    Bigguy2010 Flightless Bird

    On 05/08/2010 15:27, davidmbeckham2005 wrote:
    > My HP Pavilion laptop is now over 2 years old
    > Proplem im having is it keeps getting red hot and the fan is noisy as
    > hell,
    > Anyone know of a fix? HP Just fob me off with a load of crap
    >
    >

    Obtain a can of air-in-a-can.

    Blow air into the ventilation holes and watch the crud/dust/hair fly.
    Can you hear the fan spin up when blown with the air? If yes then the
    fan is free to spin.

    This blow-out may cure the problem.

    If the fan is worn out it may be necessary to open the case, clean out
    more crud and replace the fan.
    Maybe treat the heatsink to some new thermal compound too...

    Some laptops are easy to open/disassemble; some are a real pain. :-(


    G
     

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