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goobergo

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well this is my first post here so hello to everyone! My HP notebook seems to be overheating because the fans are always running at a high rate of speed which they didn't used to do. I had this happen to an older hp notebook which eventually died and I do not want that to happen to this one. I have removed all adware and spyware, optimized startup items, and defragmented the drive yet do not know what else to do. I was thinking possibly cleaning the fans or replacing may help. A few times recently the fans have been running at full speed and the cpu just shuts off, no warning just crashes. Please help. :tazz:
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Give it a clean and see what its like.
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how do I go about cleaning the fans?
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You might be better off taking this to a laptop specialist. Warriorscot is right on re: giving it a good cleaning but one would be better off from a cleaning perspective to take the lower shell apart so you can access your fans and the heatsink and this isn't something that is trouble free (depending on your mechanical apptitude). You may also need torx or torx lock drivers even though a good set of jewlers screw drivers can be made to handle just about anything in the right hands. Once you have access, you can use a soft artists brush and a can of air but one is best not to spin fans with a strong stream of air. Q-Tips may also come in handy for blades, but be careful.

I think you hit the nail on the head re: dirt/dust accumulation causing overheating and then auto shutdown due to overheated cpu.

Error on the cautious side and good luck.
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Yeah it can be quite tricky, try and look around there are a few sites that put together guides to take laptops apart also manufacturers do this as well sometimes, it might be a good laptop and its easy enough to do, but Rockster is right a specialist could do it for you easier and safer, but if you want to give it a go as long as you have the tools to do the job by all means try it, many people find that kind of thing an interesting learning experience others dont so they take it to a shop, make sure to ask if you take it to a shop if they have experience with this some shops wont have and it may not be with that kind of laptop.

Laptops are dirt suckers though so its probably that.
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