Question about HP Hewlett Packard Pavilion Slimline S3100N PC Desktop
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.
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.
FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions.
If you are not aware post back in a Comment.
[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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Help !!!!my laptop shuts down
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
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
reseat ram if not i'd say to take 1 stick of ram at a time and start the computer with such might be a ram issue or run memtest 1.7 which can be downloaded here http://www.memtest86.com/ boot to cd once downloaded and burned to test ram
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
For reasons yet to be determined, your computer is not talking to your monitor.
This could be the monitor cable came loose from the tower (this is our favorite, because it is such an easy repair), or something on the motherboard (that is, anything) that is not functioning and preventing your computer from starting.
Unplug the connecting cable, and plug it back in again, making sure that it is seated properly.
Do you hear any sounds besides the fans? You should be able to hear the faint clicking of a hard drive starting up also. If you hear this, the problem is not in the computer, but in the communication to the monitor.
Posted on May 23, 2009
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.
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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