Question about HP Pavilion zd8000 Notebook
My laptop is plugged in and it seems the AC power is fully functional. The most frequent times that it shuts off are when there is a CD inserted in the computer, or I am playing an online game, such as Guild Wars. I have no clue why this happens, and it is very frustrating. I am even using a Targus cooling unit, set under my laptop. Someone please help!
I had the random shut off problem a few times with my zd8000. It turned out that the cooling vents were blocked and the processor was overheating. It has safty circuts to shut itself off when it gets too hot.
Even if you use a cool pad it won't help if the processor can't get the air.
I solved this problem by using a shop-vac (5 hp) to pull the blockage back out through the fans. It turned out that a good protion of our long haired cat had made it's way into the machine. I sucked out enough fur to cover a small kitten. :D
HP assured me the ports couldn't be blocked but in reality it was a different story. Now I clean the cooling ports every three months or so and every time I get more debri.
The zd8000 is a heat monster anyway. You need to keep it cool. Suck out every opening in the case (with power off!). I stir the fans with the sucktion until they get spinning so it keeps the fuzz off them too.
I've been fine since I started the vacuuming. Hope it helps.
Posted on Jan 20, 2008
Is it hot ?
if it is, it is overheating, try to clean the cpu fan.
Posted on Jan 19, 2008
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