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The notebook is about 6 months old. It has always had a noisy fan compared with other laptop/notebooks i.e. much louder than my daughter's Acer or her partners Mac book. In addition it is running increasingly hot, b;owing  hot air out. I do not wish to take the machine apart as it is still under warrenty.  Should I send it to have a replacement fan fitted?

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The fan is not the problem or it would not blow at all. Without voiding the warranty about all you can do is blow compressed air into the vents or put a vacuum up agains the vents as the laptop is running. It may need a good cleanout inside even after 6 mos.

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Thank you for your reply. This has always been a noisy machine compared with other laptops I have had, which makes it unpleasant to use, and a relief to turn off (and that it with realtively ancient ears!). I normally blow air through about once a month to keep my computers clear of dust., and did so yesterday  I must say the experience my daughter and I have had  with HP machines (2 laptops and a modern printer) has made me very wary of getting another one.  I had an early (1990s) all singing and dancing printer scanner from HP which was excellent, and so was the after-care in that a roller-cleaner arrived even though I had not at that point had trouble with my rollers.  This made me think HP was a good brand and one to trust, but I no longer feel like that.  Quite apart from the design (very heavy synaptics pad, noisy fan etc) there is the awful HP software bundled with them which you don't know if you can remove or have leave in place.   It would really help if they indicated which software was essential and which you could switch on or off as you wish.

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Well technically all the HP stuff is optional. The computer will run fine and maybe even better without it. When I get a new laptop I always format it and load the operating system myself. Most recent HP models even have that option in the recovery (F11) routine...you have the option of installing OS only. You can also just run a free program called pc decrapifier (I kid you not) and remove anything with "HP" at the beginning.

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Now that is very useful!  Thank you very much!  

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