I had some trouble with my fan and heatsink being all clogged up and took it to myself, bad idea I know, to clean by taking the laptop apart. I put it all together and things are great but the fan works every other second and I can use the computer but things run slowly. Like for example, loading/ importing cds into itunes or playing even a google video. Please help because I have no other options. I live now in Austria and dont really want to go to a pc doctor here.
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Re: trouble w/ heatsink?
The fan is supposed to work only according to the CPU temperature. If your machine is slow, check f there are hardwares affected when you disassemled it. Us the hardware device manager to look for devices with error or missing. Of course you have to the configuration before you dismantled the PC. It is also a possiblity that the reason why the PC is slow is that the memory was not inserted correctly. Check the size of the memory if it is the same as it was before you dismatled the PC.
Look for software problem, maybe you are just thinking that because you dismatled the PC now it is slow. Maybe there is virus, spmams, worms, trojanns, etc.
Check for resource usage, CPU load etc.
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This is a common issue with laptops. Quite often, however, the problem is not the fan, but the heatsink that the fan blows the air over to remove heat from the processor. People tend to lay their laptops on their laps, beds, sofas, and carpets when they use them. This sucks massive amounts of dust, hair, lint, etc. into the cooling passages and clogs the heatsink. Many laptops are now made so that the heatsink can be removed for cleaning. If the heatsink is clogged, the fan cannot cool the processor and the processor overheats. This causes the cutting out for processor protection.
Acer were well known for this, bad cooling fan, or to much dirt build up, laptop must be dismantled down to the motherboard level, remove fan and heatsink, use a can of compressed air to blow out all ports and fins on the heatsink and don't forget the fan. It is a good idea to clean off the old thermal paste with rubbing alcohol and paper towel, then apply a fresh amount to the processor and heatsink, "small amount"
Clogged heatsink and fan / copper radiator. You need to remove the CPU cover (if possible) and hoover around the fan area to remove dust and debris. You mat have to take it apart to get to the cooling parts though. IF you chosoe to remove the heatsink to clean thoroughly, remember to apply some CPU grease between the cpu and heatsink.
I think your right.Heating most of the time will cause a premature shut down.It may be your ram getting hot or video card and possibly your HDD.The ac adapter could also be overheating/going bad as well.You could blow it out through the vents, with it off and unplugged.You maybe able to get a notebook cooler to use with it.It MIGHT help.If you could get it apart and blow it out ,you may increase you chances.
this is a common fault with this laptop, the only way to repair this is to strip the laptop, remove the mother board, heatsink and fan under the heatsink you will see the nvidia chip this needs to be heated to 480C for about 5 mins only heat the nvidea chip nothing else! paste chips and replace heatsink fan etc laptop should now be fixed, remember to clean fan whilst it is out as a clogged fan probably caused the fault in the first place