07-11-2009 07:27 AM
I am running an HP Pavilion dv2401 with Windows Vista and 1GB of RAM.
I've noticed that the laptop has started heating up and the problem has been worsening to the point where I was constantly shutting down to prevent overheating and damaging the internal components. I am not exaggerating when I say, the bottom of the laptop is boiling hot.
But nothing seems to work. The bottom of the laptop is so hot that I cant sit my hands on it if I want to type.
Hope that somebody helps, and please post a comment if you had a similar problem and power options resolved the issue.
07-11-2009 10:48 PM - edited 04-03-2010 10:28 AM
Pick up a can of compressed air and clean all of the external ports and vents.A notebook cooling pad with fan/fans would also help, I use one 99% of the time with my dv2810us.
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07-12-2009 02:34 PM
07-12-2009 03:22 PM
there is no warn about fan runing failure in hp laptops ? i know IBM T21 hade it... (its question to everyone)
if its that hot u can change power plan, click on battery near clock and select ballance or power saver
chceck what notebook doing, turn on "task manager" , processes (sort by CPU and memory) and performance will show u
to turn it on press alt+ctrl+del then task manager
u have also turn off some soft runing and using memory and CPU
sorry for my poor english 😉
Hp Pavilion dv6408nr - Vista
external HDD - ubuntu
07-13-2009 04:57 AM
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04-03-2010 04:12 AM
I bought Pavillion Dv4000 series laptop 4 years ago and now whenever I open any website with high graphics contain or watch a video then my laptop's fan start making lot of sound and it just shutdown.
I have upgraded my Bios, Flash player but does not help.
As far as cleaning of fan is concerned , I did usin g vaccume cleaner but it did not help. Now I am thinking to open a laptop and clean it as somebody told me that HP laptop generally have 2 fan 1 below keyboard and other which is visible from out side.
1. Is it too difficult to open a laptop and clean it up ? I have never opened any laptop.
2. Which screw driver I should buy from market ? Any specification for that and generally which kind of shop keeps it ?
3. Will compressed air will help in cleaning of air ducts and how to use it ( any website with information)?
10-27-2010 03:15 AM
I have just had an overheating issue with a dv9000 series, I have tried cleaning out the fan with compressed air, however I suspect the video chip is fried. Looking at youtube this seems to be a known product fault due to the inadequate cooling and heat sink design of the machine. On youtube I saw a modification, claimed to reduce the temperature by 10 degrees (probably F).
Does anyone know if HP is giving help due to this design fault ? or if there is a modification to overcome this problem. Is it actually worth getting fixed? I have to say i am not impressed with HP`s customer service if this is a known fault as there seems to be no mention of it on any of their sites. Any suggestion welcome.
I have been a loyal HP customer, however I suspect i may buy elsewhere in future should i not be able to get this repaired cheaply and permanently