08-17-2011 01:38 AM
I have the same problem but the noise is not constant. It only happens sometimes and I dont find that my netbook overheats. Would cleaning the fan fix it? and how the heck do i clean and take it apart? could someone explain in plain english?
01-20-2012 09:46 AM
I have the same issue. The problem is inherent with the fan. The bearings are made poorly. I've been in IT for a while and I see this a lot, especially with Sony Viao's. Blowing compressed air in the exhaust or intake port full blast is bad. You will further damage the bearings. For dusting you need to do sweeping passes just like spray painting.
The only try repair for this is to get a replacement. Probably cheap on Ebay or order one from HP if your mini is under warranty.
Simple fix. On most models you pop off the bottom, and the fan is usually held in by 3 to 4 mini screws.
Hope this helps.
02-22-2012 09:13 PM
try to download the last HPSA (HP SUPPORT ASSISTANT) check if your notebook is supported by coolsense app its under troubleshoot>>thermal & Mechanical>>coolsense from there you can reduce the noise of the fan
also update your bios if after you do this step to prevent your notebook from overheating
might as well call hp support if your notebook is under warranty they will support you for this issue