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Overheating Hello, Just found out that there is lots of people with the same problem - Compaq Presario V2000 are overheating.Anyway, I would like to try cleaning the fan before trying to replace it. could you please explain how it's done. Thank you very much!!

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Re: overheating

Mine was doing the same thing....i think you will find 9 times out of 10 the thermal paste has dried up.....i looked on google and it took me step by step through the a total novice and it was really easy..will see if i can find the link for you.....Tina xx

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Re: overheating

You must buy a fan which can sit below computer there are lot of stores selling it around in China and India. I am not sure about your place but that could have worked best for you... it needs around 50 Yuan or 7 USD to buy it you can plug it into USB and believe me it works better than any thermal thing

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

Re: overheating

Fingernails are key to getting the bottom cover to release from the back (by the battery compartment).

On my model of the V2000 (the original V2000), there is shiny thermal tape that contacts between the heatsink and the cpu. I believe originally the tape was enough, but since taking it apart, it needs some thermal paste.

I bought some thermal paste at a local electronics store. They guy there was very adamant about not putting too much thermal paste on or it would insulate the heat. A thin film on the cpu and another thin film on the heatsink. Well, my first attempt, the films I put on were TOO thin and weren't doing the job. At first I thought something else was wrong with my computer. HP wanted $300 and 2 weeks to fix my computer. They tried scaring me into not turning on my computer anymore lest I should fry the whole thing. I tried once more and put a thicker film on and now it's good to go! My v2000 heatsink has a thermal tape (which is what I applied the paste to which I think was originally shaped to the heat spot on the cpu when the tape was first applied. It no longer fit the same after I removed it. I think the original setup didn't need the paste, but now I've messed with it, it does need it now. I also took extra care to screw in each of the 3 heatsink screws so the heatsink was being pressed down flush to the cpu, I think that helped too. Whew! Paste: $2.50, called GC Electronics Type Z9 Heat Sink Compound, part no. 10-8108

Put a thin layer on both the heatsink (on the tape part) and the raised dab on the cpu. Thin but full coverage but not thick enough to ooze out the edges. Too little and it won't do the job and too much and it will insulate the heat instead of transfer it.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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Re: overheating


I would suggest following the steps in the Maintenance and Service Guide for your laptop, found here on Compaq's website:
The relevant information is on page 5-50.

Once you're inside, use a can of compressed air to spray away any dust, etc. inside your machine.

Beware, though: it involves taking the laptop almost entirely apart. If you're daring enough to try it yourself, be sure to keep track of all the screws. You may want to enlist the help of a local repair shop, or a knowledgable neighborhood geek if the prospect of completely dismantling your computer strikes fear in your heart.

Many people try blowing compressed air into the fan from the outside (without taking anything apart). It may clear up the fan temporarily, but the dust would simply be blown further into the machine, something you'll eventually have to deal with.

Hope this helps some.


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