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Compaq Presario C769US PC Laptop heats up.

Lower left, just below keyboard, gets VERY hot after PC has been on for a couple of hours. It's usually on all day, but I do shut it down if I'm not going to use it for a couple of hours. It is cool again when I reboot. I don't remember it running hot when I bought it - September '08 I believe it was.

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  • swruss Mar 07, 2009

    Dear mbonnstetter,

    Thanks so much! Amazing how we forget to search all around, therefore overlooking the obvious.

    I responded to someone who has the same laptop as me, who couldn't find the webcam. If the persons' pc really is the same model, it's literally right in front of our eyes! So I was able to help that person with as obvious a possible solution as you have helped me.. My dad used to say "if it had been a bear it woulda bit ya". It appears that one heat sink is plugged with dust. Surprise, surprise. I wll look into the cooling unit, though.

    Again, thanks much. I think you just saved me a bunch of cash :)



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Right under that area of the keyboard there is a heat sink. If you look in the bottom of your laptop, in that area you will see a vent (and another towards the upper area of the bottom of the laptop). These vents are to keep the internal devices cool.

You can buy a laptop cooler online or in the store

Hope that helps!!

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My volume buttons on my compaq presario c769us are not working , is there a combination for the volume buttons

From the manual:

Hotkeys are combinations of the fn key (lower left of keyboard) and one of the function keys:
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To use a hotkey command on the computer keyboard, follow either of these steps:
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Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.
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Here is the compatible driver.
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HI there,
You can download the driver from the link below
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feel free to reply if you require more assistance

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Click start and in the start search box type Device Manager and press enter.

Then click on the + sign next to keyboard and right click on all the devices listed under Keyboard and select uninstall.

Then restart the Notebook. This will automatically install Keyboard drivers.

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