Question about HP Pavilion dv6110us Turion 64 X2 TL-50 1.6GHz 1GB 100GB 15.4"RG254UA PC Notebook

1 Answer

Overheating My laptop started to overheat recently. So I used "Blast Away" Multi Purpose Duster to clean the main fan. It didn't help at all and the problem is even bigger now. How can I fix that? Do you know any tips how to open the plastic cover and clean it inside?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 30 Answers

Your going to have to crack open the case and clean the dust away from the heatsink. keep in mind that this WILL void any warranty that you may have. also keeping the laptop on a hard surface as opposed to your lap/carpet/pillow will allow more air into the vents for better ventilation. remember, heat is slowly killing your computer

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The laptop powers off shortly after starting up and application and internal fan starts running


Possible overheat detection due to fan/heat sink clogged with dust?
Try easy option of using air duster through exhaust slots.
Hard option, open case and brush and blow to clear.
Good luck

Jul 25, 2015 | ASUS A52F-XE2 Notebook

1 Answer

Overheating of graphics card while playing games


  • Clogged fan

The main device responsible for maintaining a constant temperature of your video card is the fan present in the processor. If this isn't functioning efficiently it's quite obvious that it would result in your video card overheating. If you don't regularly clean your computer, it could be highly likely that your fan is clogged with dust.

This is one of the simplest causes of your video card overheating which can be fixed by simply cleaning your fan, preferably using a blower.

  • Broken fan

A follow up of the previous point, in some cases your fan maybe malfunctioning or stopped working altogether. This could simply be diagnosed by switching on your computer with its cover open and checking if the fan is functioning. If it doesn't happen to be working, you have your answer.

  • Overclocking

Pushing your CPU to its limits by overclocking can cause your video card to overheat. This can seem fairly obvious too as if you find your video card overheating and if you've recently overclocked your CPU, it would explain it.

  • Faulty Drivers

This is a rare cause, but depending on your video card's brand a badly developed driver could also cause your video card to overheat. If you use an unusual video card with questionable reputation this could be the issue.

  • Inefficient Airflow

While your fan maybe perfectly in tact and working, the location of your fan also matters. If there isn't sufficient air flow to your video card it can also cause it to overheat.

Those are typically the 5 main reasons to your video card overheating. If you have any other points in your mind, feel free to share them below.

May 09, 2012 | ASUS GeForce GT240 1G DDR3 550Mhz

1 Answer

How to clean fan for acer aspire


You could try air duster or even buy a fan that goes underneath the laptop to help it stay cool.

May 07, 2012 | Acer Aspire 5551 Notebook

1 Answer

2004 Kia Optima Overheating and heater stopped work


see if the cooling fan for the radiator is working could be a relay or fuse for cooling fan

Oct 27, 2017 | 2004 Kia Optima

1 Answer

MY DELL E 1505 IS OVER HEATING AND GETS HANG


Due to their small size and lack of ventilation, laptops tend to overheat more than desktop computers. A noisy cooling fan that runs continuously is one sign that your laptop is overheating. Laptop overheating can also cause a loss of performance, system crashes, and even permanent damage to components. The goal is to make sure your laptop has proper ventilation and is kept as cool as possible.

1.Always use your laptop on a tray, desktop, or other cool surface. If you use it on your lap, make sure clothes, upholstery or bedding are not blocking the case vents. Blocked vents are the number one cause of laptop overheating.

2.Use an aerosol air duster, or can of compressed air, to blow dust from the air intake vents. Air intake vents are a set of slots on the side or bottom of the case that allow cool air to flow into the laptop.

3.Clean the cooling fan exhaust system. The cooling or CPU fan is located on the side or back of the case. A clogged CPU fan vent keeps hot air trapped inside the case. Use an aerosol air duster to loosen the debris, then use a vacuum cleaner with crevice tool to vacuum out the dust and dirt.

4.Use a commercial laptop cooler. A laptop cooler pad is an external USB powered fan that serves as a base for your laptop. If your laptop generates a lot of heat, even with a clean cooling system, a laptop cooler will extend the life of your laptop.

5.Adjust your BIOS settings. Most laptops have features built into the system BIOS that allow fan speed, CPU temperature alarms, and other settings to be adjusted. Read your owner's manual to learn how to enter the BIOS and change the settings for your particular laptop model.

Sep 26, 2011 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

1 Answer

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U460s 0885 - Core i3 330UM 1.2 GHz when i try loading sims 3 it overheats and shutsdown


Hello,

Laptops shut down when they overheat to protect themselves from damage due to heat. Can you hear the fan running on the laptop? If not, then take it in to a shop to be looked at, or contact the manufacturer if it is still in warranty.

I will assume that the fan is probably running at full blast all the time. if this is the case, then you probably need to clean the heatsink on your laptop. How?

An air compressor is best for this if you have access to one. A can of compressed air may work, but usually does not have enough pressure to clear it out.

Your laptop fan draws air in through the bottom of the laptop and pushes it through a heatsink. The heatsink is a piece of metal that draws heat away from the cpu (main chip on the laptop) and allows the fan to cool it. The fan blows air between tiny metal "fins" on the heatsink. You will probably be able to find where your laptop blows out the hot air.

Find where the hot air comes out of the laptop, and blast compressed air into that place. You will probably see a cloud of dust come out of the bottom of the laptop. Keep blasting air until no more dust comes out. Once this is done, the laptop should run quieter and cooler. Let me know if this does not fix the shutdowns.

Hope this helps!

Joe

Jun 04, 2011 | Lenovo IdeaPad U460 1.2GHz Intel Core i3...

1 Answer

Overheating problem with HP Probook 4510s


Laptops shut down when they overheat to protect themselves from damage due to heat. Can you hear the fan running on the laptop? If not, then take it in to a shop to be looked at, or contact the manufacturer if it is still in warranty.

I will assume that the fan is probably running at full blast all the time. if this is the case, then you probably need to clean the heatsink on your laptop. How?

An air compressor is best for this if you have access to one. A can of compressed air may work, but usually does not have enough pressure to clear it out.

Your laptop fan draws air in through the bottom of the laptop and pushes it through a heatsink. The heatsink is a piece of metal that draws heat away from the cpu (main chip on the laptop) and allows the fan to cool it. The fan blows air between tiny metal "fins" on the heatsink. You will probably be able to find where your laptop blows out the hot air.

Find where the hot air comes out of the laptop, and blast compressed air into that place. You will probably see a cloud of dust come out of the bottom of the laptop. Keep blasting air until no more dust comes out. Once this is done, the laptop should run quieter and cooler. Let me know if this does not fix the shutdowns.

Jun 04, 2011 | HP ProBook 4510s Notebook

3 Answers

I THINK IT IS OVER-HEATING


Hello

The computer is usually clogged with dust and other debris. See if the following instructions help.

compaq nc6220 disassembly instructions
http://static.tigerdirect.com/pdf/c00622160.pdf Compaq Manual

Goto page 107 and follow the instructions to page 108.
Goto page 118 and follow the instructions to page 121.
Goto page 126 and see below:

Be sure to have a duster can with a extender tube on hand now.

On Page 126 You will remove the fan. This and the next page are the purpose
of doing this work. Follow the fan removal instructions. Check that the fan
turns freely. Take the duster and the fan and carry it outside if it is very
dusty and clogged up. Now blow the dust and accumulated debris from the fan.
Set the fan aside.

On Page 127 You will only examine the heat sink, do NOT remove any screws here!!!
The heatsink is a copper or black colored assembly with heatpipes that curve to
the right into the cooling vanes. Look into the cooling vanes that are located
in the area where the fan was mounted. If there is blockage take you duster and
the extender tube. Insert the tube into the duster and try to hold the can
upright at all times. Now spray the gas into the cooling vanes with the tube
facing the side of the computer. This will be dusty. You may want to do it
outside if careful. Otherwise, wear a dust filter mask.

To re-assemble follow the instructions in reverse order.

If there was a blockage you will see a immediate improvement.
I hope that this helps.



Jun 23, 2009 | HP Compaq nc6220 Notebook

2 Answers

Slow speed, fan coming on loudly in Dell D800


Yeah the slowdown is the laptop throttling back due to overheating.

When you do processor-intensive work like - streaming videos - the laptop overheats. The fans come on loudly.

When the computer heats up despite the fans, the processor throttles back to relieve the heat.

When you reboot your machine, it stops performing intensive work, giving it a chance to cool down. It's not restarting that fixed the problem it's the fact that the laptop cooled down.


So here's what you do. Get an air duster and blow all the dust and gunk out from your fans. They are most likely clogged with dust and that's what's causing your cooling problems. If there are large dustballs in there, use a tweezers and pull them out. Get as much out as possible.

Dec 06, 2008 | Dell Latitude D800 Notebook

1 Answer

I have a toshiba satellite a40 and it becomes so hot when i play games now, will a can of compressed air fix this? plz help :)


Hey coolsambo,

If you clean your computer's vents and case fans using an air duster (can of compressed air) you may see an improvement in performance, but please keep in mind that this may not necessarily resolve the issue.

Ideally, you'd be able to open the case and dust every square inch of the laptop, but this isn't always an option for many users who are still covered by the factory warranty. Should you choose to use an air duster, remember to hold the can at least 6-8 inches away from the surface being dusted, as the compressed air may leave liquid residue behind or even freeze some surfaces.

Blocked vents and failing hardware components have also been known to cause laptops to overheat (in addition to prolonged use of video cards by various games), so should cleaning your laptop fail to resolve the problem, you may wish to speak with your local repair facility for further assistance.

If necessary, you may always bring your laptop into your local Best Buy™ store for more information. Best Buy™ technicians are able to perform repairs on most major products we sell, and can provide service options under most manufacturer warranties.

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jun 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Pavilion dv6110us Turion 64 X2 TL-50 1.6GHz 1GB 100GB 15.4"RG254UA PC Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

96 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18407 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...