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Windows Vista Laptop Overheating Problems


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One other issue, I can't even get it to turn off manually. I am pressing the power button and there is no reaction. Check that, finally turned off, now it wont turn back on. Ugh.

Edited by strope411, 12 June 2013 - 02:48 PM.

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Yes.

Simply remove the hard drive and attach it to another pc by using one of these.

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B001A5SK56
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RE the power on/off issue
You may have a bad power button/ribbon http://h30434.www3.h...lay/td-p/104791

Replacement ribbon examples (if you read the description it says the issue is common) http://www.ebay.co.u...1-/160508575475 or http://www.amazon.co...0/dp/B009HMY3W8

I would also check and if necessary replace the cooling fan http://www.insidemyl...6800-notebooks/
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I worked on a scabby old Medion laptop a while ago and the amount of dust that had built up ended up frying the cpu.
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Aye dust is a silent killer alright http://www.google.co...op.html;580;395
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I forgot to add that I had left the laptop unplugged all night and didn't plug the charger in until this morning, that's when it started up completely.

Thanks

Update: unplugged the charger briefly, then plugged it back in and now the computer is running. I don't hear any fan though.

Edited by strope411, 13 June 2013 - 01:04 PM.

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If the notebook is getting hot and you cannot hear the cooling fan running then it has either failed and needs to be replaced or it has somehow become turned off in the BIOS so that is also worth checking.
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How would I check the BIOS? If I remember correctly, it is somewhere in the system administrator, right? Also, left it on all night running in the lowest power saver mode and everything is still running. Computer is not hot.

Thanks,
Mike

Edited by strope411, 14 June 2013 - 09:26 AM.

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Hello Mike,

Establishing that the cooling fan is working correctly is paramount so please do, that said there is no way that the notebook would be active all night if it was not and you may find that the notebook was going into "stand by".
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Is it possible to test the fan without taking the computer apart? It also did a windows update and restarted successfully. Also, I have been running the laptop in the lowest option (power saver) on the power plan options.

Thanks,
Mike

Edited by strope411, 14 June 2013 - 06:03 PM.

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You should be able to hear the fan running at some point, try placing your hand next to but not covering the exhaust vents to see if you can feel warm air being expelled.

To access the BIOS HP typically use tapping the F1, F10 or the F11 key when you restart the notebook.

Try using the HP PC Health Check and see what it shows up http://h10025.www1.h...cname=c01508207
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