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HP Pavilion 15-rb024nc
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Hi, I have a 15" Pavilion laptop and I wonder why is the side ventilation hole blocked by some piece of plastic placed inside the chasis (as in the picture).IMG_20190417_125140.jpgblocked vent grid

Is it there for purpose? There is no other ventilation window where the hot air could flow.

What is this plastic block?

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Jon

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Hi Jon,

I believe your model is a fanless model. It has a low power CPU. So what you actually see blocking the air vent is part of the heatsink.

heatsink fanless.PNG

You can see on page64 of service manual.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05493256

 

Hope it helps,

David

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Thank you, David, I hear some whispering sound when I switch the laptop on so it must be from the HDD then. Regards Jon

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You're welcome Jon.

You could upgrade to an SSD and all sound will be gone. The song " the sound of silence comes to mind" :)

 

All the best,

David

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