02-13-2012 08:19 AM
I have a HP PAVILION DV3 2360-ee laptop running Windows 7 64-bit.
When I'm watching movie for example after one hour the screen gets dark and my laptop turns off then I have to wait to get cool
to turn it on again.
i think it has problem with graphic card.
02-13-2012 02:43 PM
I had similiar problem with my Pavilion dv7. It was so bad that sometime, it will turn off every 3 or 4 hours EVERYDAY!! During summer time last year, it was auto shut off within every 2 years for a period of time.
So, it seems that it is the cooling fan and gel that is on the CPU and other sections that has fan and heat sink that has ventilation problem. After HP changed and redo all the heatsink and fan, it seems a lot better now.
It has been 4 months since HP fixed it, and it seems ok now. Good think I had the warranty. May be you can call HP warranty support to fix that. Or you will have to open your notebook to fix it.
02-13-2012 04:17 PM
If you are careful, you won't break it. PROCESS with cautious and do it only as your last resource.
I have used over 4 different brands and over 10 different models of notebook computers. What I found is the "Business Line" products are usually more "reliable'. My work use HP's business line notebook computer as well. It seems better and no such problem.
My Dell's latitude notebooks is over 8 years old, they are still working!! Toshiba is pretty reliable and well design on some models. my other Toshiba consumer line, is over 5 years. It is still working!!
The story here is, get business line product when possible. Don't let the fantasy specs. fool you. Unless you plan to change computer every 2 years or less.
If on budget, I suggest you look at Dell Latitude line on your next notebook. There are good deals from time to time. And avoid ATI video cards!!! they have more driver issues than Nvidia .
02-13-2012 08:28 PM
Here is what you need to do to fix your Laptop.
1st - Google Core Temp, download and install, have it running in the background and play a game or movie and see how hot your CPU gets. If it reaches the 90's then your computer is shutting off from your CPU reaching its critial temperature limits. If your computer is over 1-2 years old most likely your CPU thermal paste is too old to properly cool your Laptop, second your fan may have dust blocking its airflow.
2nd - If your pc is overheating you can easily fix it yourself. Buy Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste (10$), then youtube "disassemble or take apart your HP (Computer Model)." Is sooo easy to take apart a Laptop, just remember what you did and then do the opposite to take it apart. Usually unscrew the 10+ screws on the back, take out cdrom, take out hard drive, then slowly unplug stuff, when motherboard is out then take off heatsink, clean it with rubbing alcohol, apply thermal paste (small amount) then resemble. Your Laptop will be over 10 degrees cooler.
PS. I build PCs for a living, you can also drill small holes in bottom of fan to increase airflow if your laptop has no vents under fan.
Or buy a new laptop, check techbargains.com
02-14-2012 03:07 AM
Thank you so much. I see a lot of useful information.
I'll give opening my laptop a shot and I think acording to your explanations and your exprience it will work.of course I hope