I cleaned the dust and cat hair out of my fan and now it does not turn. I used canned air to blow the dust out, and tweezers to grab the visible fuzz and hair. The laptop is about 13 months old and no longer under warranty. I have not had any other issues with it, and has not overheated and shut itself down yet without the fan running, but I also haven't tried to make it do anything strenuous like play Half Life 2 or Guild Wars.
What is the best way to fix it? Can I fix it myself? Will it be expensive to fix? Am I at risk of burning out my video card or mother board? ...Did I kill it?
Hey guys, i just had the exact same problem with my fan. What i did to fix it, was that opened it up, got to the fan and simply gave it a couple of swirls, and after not running for half a year, the fan suddenly worked again. When i had it opened up i simply used a vacuum cleaner to, to get the dust from within the laptop. I used this video to open the laptop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbSSnAZYc0I&feature=related.. I have no experience doing this sort of thing, but it is easily done, just takes a mere 30 min. Regards Nils, Denmark
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You can Clean your Laptop's Fan by blowing air from mouth to the fan's exit while fan is running or you can use blower also. It will blow out all the dust and cleans your Fan. After that you can feel the smooth running of your laptop's fan
Some HP Pavillion DV series have the issue of not starting up( screen is Black), lights are on, then it restarts over and over again.<br /><br />The solution is:<br /><br />Disassemble(open up) the Laptop with right tools.<br />When you get to remove the fan on top of the processor, you will see the processor and next to the processor an intergrated graphics card.<br /><br />Remove the processor.<br />Remove the Ram.<br /><br />What you do now is Get a hair blow dryer, set it to maximum hot air and blow 1 cm distance from graphics card for about 5 minutes.<br /><br />let it cool for 20 minutes.<br />Put back all components.<br /><br />start the POWER. wait and now your pc will show something like magic on screen..
Follow this steps to avoid overheating: -Don't use your laptop in full sunlight for extended periods -Don't leave the laptop in a closed car on a sunny day -Don't place the laptop on or near extreme heat sources, such as radiators, hot air vents -Turn off your laptop before putting it in your carry bag -Turn off your laptop when not in use for a long period -Work on an even surface as much as possible, not on your lap! -Clean the air vents in your laptop regularly by using a can of compressed air -Get more space under your computer by propping it up on something when it's on a desk -Consider purchasing a laptop cooling pad -Consider purchasing an external fan
To clean your laptop's cooling system: -Shut down the laptop ie do not leave it suspended, sleeping or hibernating. -Unplug all cables from the unit and remove the battery pack -Get a can of compressed air and blow it into all vents around your computer - this should clear out any dust and hair. -Do Not use a vacuum cleaner.
Make sure that the fan is running properly & that the air ways are not blocked. You can blow compressed air into the cooling vents of the fan. If you notice clouds of dust coming out, then it might be a good idea to disassemble the laptop, clean the fan & air ways, & reassemble it back. If the fan has failed & is no longer running, it might need to be replaced.
First : Dust is settled in your fan surrounding and the air in/outlets. Cleaning the dust can reduce the noise upto a great extent.
Second : The processor got older and now the fan has to over work to take away the heat, this happens with the aging of the laptop. Some processes and programs may overload your system, so it can also may be a cause.
Try a complete virus scan. Clean the air outlets near the fan. Here are the ways to clean the outlets.
The first easy attempt: Blow hard into the cooling fan air inlets and
outlets. Chances are good that the fan noise decreases immediately.
Second more serious attempt: Open up your laptop (be careful!) by for
instance, depending of model, removing the keyboard usually by removing a
couple of screws on the back of the laptop and maybe some locking
straps on the front. Then remove all dust you can see by for instance
blowing hard on and around the cooling parts mentioned above. Note:
Saliva and laptop electronics is not a good combination so be distinct
but careful. Good luck!
From what you are describing, the motherboard has failed. I would however like you to try a couple of things though. First remove the hard drive and see if the computer will go to the BIOS screen. If it does not, then the Motherboard has definately died. If you can get to the BIOS, then you might consider a hard drive failure, or your windows installation is so corrupt, it is causing this problem. I would however lean toward a bad MOBO....seems this model, the DV6000 and the DV9000 have serious cooling issues and tend to burn their mobos up. HP recently started updating the BIOS files for these models so the fans and processor run more efficiently to keep the laptop cooler.
Usually when it shuts off like this it means it is overheating. That can be lack of airflow or the fan needs to be cleaned. You need to have the laptop sitting on a hard flat surface. If you use it on your laptop or a cloth covered table for instance it won't get as much cooling air and overheat.
If you don't use it this way then the problem is the fan or cooling system is full of dust or hair. If you have gas heat, pets, live where its dusty or the laptop is near the kitchen then it can take a few months at most before even a brand new laptop can begin to overheat. You can use a can of computer air such as dust off to blow in the air intake and exhaust. If you see just one small puff of dust and you will be surprised how small, then this should fix your overheating for a few months. If you don't feel comfortable doing this any computer shop can blow it out. If that doesn't fix it then the heating system is probably packed with hair or dust and the laptop needs to be disassembled and cleaned. This should cost about $50 and the can of canned air should be $4-$10.
As per your description, I understand that the issue is with overheating of the Notebook because of which it is turning off after running for some time.
First of all, Notebooks are not meant for heavy computing where they are designed for computing on the move and they cannot handle all the tasks we generally use in Desktop computers.
Coming to the issue, there will be some settings in the BIOS where the Notebook will be turned off when it reaches or exceeds certain temperature.
If the computer is allowed to run even at this temperatures, the Processor and Motherboard will burn causing serious damage to the computer.
First of all, check that the Cooling fan of the Notebook is free from dust so that it can spin at required speed and blow the enough air to maintain the temperature of the processor.
Additionally, see that the cooling fan vent of the Notebook from where hot air is blown away is dust free since if is blocked hot air will not go away and it will be circulating inside the Notebook making the notebook hotter and situaions will turn worst.
Blow the Cooling fan at the bottom of the Notebook and the cooling fan vent at the rear of the Noteook using Air Blower so that the dust which might be blocking them will be removed and there will be better cooling available.
Additionally, see that there is enouth room available at the bottom of the Notebook for enough ventilation.
You can also try using notebook cooling solutions like Cooling Fans which will be placed at the bottom of the Notebook and having two fans. These devices will be connected to the USB Port of the Notebook for power and blowing air to cool Notebooks.
Hope this helps...