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- hp pavilion dv4000 overheating???
October 8, 2007, 3:02 am
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So my laptop is all of the sudden overheating it appears, as when I run
a big program like Norton complete PC scan, defrag, watch a movie, etc.,
the fan sounds like its running and running then the entire machine
shuts off. Sometimes it will run for a minute, sometimes 5, but it
always shuts off after a relatively short amount of time. Never had
this happen before and again, it only does this when I run a large, long
program. Any ideas? Thanks a bunch in advance.
Re: hp pavilion dv4000 overheating???
It's time to check that the cooling airways around the processor are clear
of muck and fluff. The cooling is often separated from the processor by
heat pipes running to a fan cooled 'radiator'. The airways in the radiator
are often small and easily but blocked up. The first step is to apply a
vacuum cleaner to the air inlets (usually in the bottom of the case) and
suck out what you can. If that fails to effect a cure then you can try
blowing (carefully!) into the outlets with a can of compressed air.
If there is still a problem then, unless you feel confident in doing a bit
of dismantling, a visit to a repair shop is in order.