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The HP Presario A900 shuts down within 5 minutes of start up

I know that the laptop is over heating. In order to try to troubleshoot, I have to put some bags of forzen vegetables under the laptop and it does give me a lot more time.

I am running Windows VISTA.

Could my problem be the Processor? How about the motherboard?

Can someon help me diagnose the problem?

The following is information about this Laptop''
OS Name Microsoft® Windows VistaT Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name OWNER-PC
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model Compaq Presario A900 Notebook PC
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz, 1867 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.33, 4/29/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:Windows
System Directory C:Windowssystem32
Boot Device DeviceHarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = ''6.0.6001.18000''
User Name Owner-PCOwner
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.99 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.90 GB
Total Virtual Memory 6.18 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.14 GB
Page File Space 3.28 GB
Page File C:pagefile.sys





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  • Brian_KathyC May 23, 2009

    I have the same issue.

    Are there any instructions available on proper disassembly?

    I don't want to break anything during disassembly.

    Where is the best place to purchase a replacement fan?

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If your laptop is overheating, it means that the Processor fan is not working. You can damage it further if you keep trying to us it. Although I must say, this is the first time I've heard of using frozen veggies to cool it down. I have a client that bought a portable Air conditioner to cool his laptop. I fixed it by replacing the fan.

The fact that the unit works while being cooled externally points directly to the fan.
Is the unit out of warranty?
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

  • Nuru Jul 13, 2010

    I have the same laptop with the same issue , the problem is with the heatsink of this particular model , it goes bad when it gets clogged , so replacing it with a new one seems the only solution.

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I am having the same problem.
There is no blockage in the cooling system and the fan is running, but only blowing cool air, although, the bottom of the case in the area of the CPU gets extremely hot.
I suspect this is a flaw in the heat exchanger.

Attempting passive heat sinks made from an aluminum can and a new heat sink assembly and possibly adding another fan in the memory access bay cover.

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THE CPU FAN SEEMS TO OUT OF ORDER. 

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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