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Ok. My Hp dv9000 had a bad nvidia chip. So I did a reflow with a pencil tortch. Then once I powered up it would take me into windows. After about 3 MIN it would shutdown still. So I figured it may still be a heat problem. I added a copper shim and silver compound. Then I added a 5 volt fan that I jacked to a usb port. When I powered up it was acting the same as it was before the reflow but with no loop. I figured I had a loose ribbon somewhere. So I took it apart again. Made sure I had all the right connections. Some ribbons were fragile from handling. I put it back together an now when I power up the only lights that come on are the power light and occasionally the huddle light. The screen flashes a quick white light and a click sounds 1 to two times before it fails to boot. All this happens within 5 seconds. Did I dig to deep? Are the ribbons my problem? I'm not sure. Im on my phone writing this. So needless to say I despratley need a solution. If anyone can help. Id be extremley greatfull. Thank you.

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This heating prob. is happening becuz you are not properly useing your lap.

may be some fiber or dust is stuck in the heat sink of your lap clean it first.

Posted on Jan 04, 2013

  • James Marrs II Jan 05, 2013

    Thank you for the tips. But its spotless. I've cleaned everything. Also its no longer a heat problem because it doesn't stay on for more than 5 seconds.



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