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The fan on my 3100 runs normal when I first boot up then it starts running faster and faster then it tottaly shuts down. the fan works fine. could this be the processor?

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The Thermal Paste in-between the Processor, and Heatsink, has dried up.

Use a plastic scraper to clean top of Processor, and bottom of Heatsink. I use an old credit card.
Scrape off as much as you can.

Use Q-tips dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol. Don't worry about dripping off, alcohol will evaporate.
Takes a LOT of alcohol dipped Q-tips, as it's usually a gooey mess.

CAUTION!!
Isopropyl alcohol is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE!
Use in a WELL ventilated area with NO sparks or flames present.

When the Processor, and Heatsink are clean, and dry; properly apply fresh, new Thermal Paste.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3999975&CatId=503

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/How-To-Correctly-Apply-Thermal-Paste/274

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01049892&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3440586

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FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions.
If you are not aware post back in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

[Plus your computer is probably dirty inside. Use a can or two, of compressed air for computers to clean it ]

Posted on Jan 07, 2013

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    joecoolvette Jan 07, 2013

    A Processor turns off if it overheats. (BIOS turns it off) This is a fail safe feature built-in. Keeps the Processor from burning up. Thermal paste dried up, processor overheats. Fan races to cool Processor off, can't; and BIOS turns Processor off.

  • ralling Jan 07, 2013

    I have done all these things. The problum remains. Thanks

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Jan 07, 2013

    Computer off, and unplugged from power. Press the Power On button in, and hold it in for a count of 10 seconds. Count, 1001,..1002,..1003,..etc. Do this same procedure 2 more times. Plug the computer back into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on. What you are doing is clearing CMOS Error Codes, and resetting BIOS Setup back to the factory default settings.

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We had some Acers do the exact same thing and we fixed them. I believe it shuts right off as a safety. Usually when the processor gets too hot it powers right off to save the laptop from burning up. First quick fix it to blow out the vents and especially blow out the heat sink vent. Also could be that the heat paste that sits between the CPU and Heat Sink could have dried up and stopped doing it's job to remove heat efficiently from the CPU. Big problem in earlier model Gateway laptops too. This can be fixed by acquiring some paste from a local tech shop and reapplying it. If you feel unsure about it, take it to a tech shop and they can do it quick for cheap if not for free. Keep me posted - Scotty

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Unplug the connecting cable, and plug it back in again, making sure that it is seated properly.

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The fan needs to be replaced. When you provide the "umph" to start the fan, it is able to continue by itself. The exposure to heat and the accumulation of dust and dirt has begun to interfere with its ability to start from a stopped position.

The fan should be replaced with an identical fan - preferably from a new CPU heat sink. Do not replace the entire heat sink unless you are prepared to clean the CPU and apply new thermal grease, etc. It is far easier (and probably just as good) to replace the fan only by removing both the old and new fans and swapping out.

Eventually, starting the fan by hand will no longer allow the fan to run by itself. It is better to make the repair now than have the fan fail and cause the CPU to over heat - possibly catastrophically.

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