Question about HP Compaq Presario CQ70-120US Laptop
This happens mostly on the upper left, right above the keyboard and underneath the laptop at the same location. This is a four-month old laptop. A couple of weeks ago my icons started disappearing and certain applications stopped functioning. Compaq's solution was to take the laptop back to factory specs, which required me to spend 2-3 days rebuilding it with the software and files I need. It's still overheating, and I'm not sure whether I should demand that Compaq take the computer back under warranty and give me another. Any thoughts?
Same issue with one I'm looking at here. A number of people have reported that using the new nvidia display drivers results in the laptop running much cooler. The download link is below, also make sure to uninstall all the other applications that come with the driver package and leave only the following.
Best of luck, Ravi Shanghavi
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk nVidia Drivers
nVidia Display Control Panel
Posted on Aug 19, 2010
If you still have your warranty (usually 12 months) I would take advantage of it while you can. your laptop is only 4 months old and your already running into issues with it overheating. Normally when you start having these problems they just compound, causing you aggravation, time, and more $. U'd be surprised at how many people have said they were having problems but didn't hold the manufacturer to the warranty. Get a new one while you can. you already have your files backed up from when you reset your OS to factory (i'm assuming)
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
Yes its a pain in the #$%^&* But I would try sending it back to Compaq.
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try reseting the BIOS to its defaults by following the instructions below :
Start or restart the Notebook and start tapping the F10 key immideatly you see the HP logo.
Now, in this press the F9 key to load the BIOS Default settings.
Press the F10 key to save the settings and exit the BIOS setup window.
Additionally, check by connecting any USB Keyboard to the Notebook if available.
Additionally, find the Product Number of the Notebook which is indicated with P/N printed on a white sticker pasted at the bottom of the notebook.
Open HP.com and enter this in the search field at the top right column.
Click on Software & Driver downloads and select the Operating System in the Notebook which should be Vista.
Scroll down to find BIOS under which you will find the BIOS Updates available for your Notebook.
Download and save the latest BIOS Update available.
Close all the windows and applications and double click on the file to update the BIOS.
Donot attempt to access any application or turn it off or restart when the BIOS is being updated as this will damage the BIOS Chip and make the Notebook useless.
The Notebook will restart automatically after the BIOS is Updated.
Hope this helps...
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
the overheating could happend for the following reasons:
-check that the fan is working and the vents are not blocked. do not put the laptop on the sofa or the bed. glass may also increase the temperature.
-check that the bios is up to date. maybe the fan is not working fast enough
-are you playing a lot of games or using an application(like video editing) that uses the graphics card intensively?
to check your fan speed and temperature of your laptop
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
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