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My problem is that all of a sudden my less than 1 year old HP laptop started running slowly, very slowly. I looked in programs and uninstalled all unnecessary, and I also ran AdAware to see if there was anything there, and I used AVG antivirus. My kids have played the Travian online game, but they have been doing that on several of the computers in our house, so I do not believe that is the problem. At any rate, I restored to factory conditions, 4 times now, and it is NOT acting like it did when I first got it! lol I use Windows Mail, which does not let me see the message now, only the subject line, To and From, date and time, no messsage, also IE 7 does not load properly. I have been reading and I see where some people swear it is antivirus software that causes some of these problems, this came with a trial of Norton, which I did not use before anyway. Any suggestions on what to do? I am currently using Recovery Manager and recovering to factory conditions for the 4th or 5th time, the last two times I get to the sign on screen and there should not be a password or user name, because it is back to factor condition!!!! How am I supposed to know the user name and password? I did try what I was using before, but to no avail. That is why I have done the last two system restores. Could this be a hardware failure? Are there any know hardware issues with this? It does seem to have issues cooling, the bottom gets very hot, so hot it can't be put on your lap without discomfort. I keep it off of flat surfaces so there is generally pretty good ventilation for the fans. Thanks so much for your time and suggestions! Brenda

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  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I have this model too.....

    Look what the problem is... Cpu is hot but it will not crash cause the cooling is directly on him, but the problem is other :

    GRAPHIC CARD, that why your laptop work low in Graphics or movies....

    My laptop GRAPHIC CARD crashed when i was watching to a movie, i was at HP they solved problem in 3 weeks, and i get home i join COREL ....and GRAPHIC CARD crashed again.......

    So ... now i will try to get other cooling sistem or something.... in rest laptop is exeptional.

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I have a 3 year-old DV2000 that recently has been overheating and shutting itself down. I installed a program called Core Temp to see if it was overheating. After switching it on, the temperature would quickly climb to about 80ºC at idle and go above 90º if I used the internet or any program that required a lot of processing. I saw the temperature go up to 100ºC whilst using Skype yesterday, at which point the computer switched off and I had to let it cool down for a while before switching it back on. It was also running incredibly slowly at times and I was worried it might have a virus.

Today I finally found a can of compressed air (hard to find here in Bogota) and sprayed some into the air vents at the back left-hand corner (this took about 2 minutes). When I switched the computer on, the temperature was stable at 55ºC and has reached a maximum of 60ºC under load. Right now, it is at 58ºC and is running much faster than it was before. The product I used is called "Air Express" (made in Mexico) and it is basically a canister of compressed air.

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  • pkerry Dec 02, 2009

    I have a 3 year-old DV2000 that recently has been overheating and shutting itself down. I installed a program called Core Temp to see if it was overheating. After switching it on, the temperature would quickly climb to about 80ºC at idle and go above 90º if I used the internet or any program that required a lot of processing. I saw the temperature go up to 100ºC whilst using Skype yesterday, at which point the computer switched off and I had to let it cool down for a while before switching it back on. It was also running incredibly slowly at times and I was worried it might have a virus.



    Today I finally found a can of compressed air (hard to find here in Bogota) and sprayed some into the air vents at the back left-hand corner (this took about 2 minutes). When I switched the computer on, the temperature was stable at 55ºC and has reached a maximum of 60ºC under load. Right now, it is at 58ºC and is running much faster than it was before. The product I used is called "Air Express" (made in Mexico) and it is basically a canister of compressed air.

  • NextOnDeck Sep 22, 2010

    Thanks so much for the advice!! My laptop is running much cooler now and is even quieter than it was before! (And I've been running graphics intense programs!) I couldn't believe all the dust bunnies in the fan area! I had to do a complete cleaning job as it blew so much dust out that the screen and keyboard were covered!

  • BRC1 Mar 02, 2011

    This was a very good suggestion as I did not want to take apart my entire laptop to clean out my fan. I did exactly as you described. Installed Core Temp, found my CPU to be very hot (max 95C, generally around 70). The bottom left of the laptop was almost unbearably hot to the touch. I disconnected the end of my vacuum cleaner hose and put it right up against vent on the bottom (back left-hand side) of the laptop. Simultaneously, I also sprayed in the vent on the back left hand corner of the laptop (this is a different vent that I put the vacuum cleaner nozzle on). Lots of dust came out and went into the vacuum cleaner. After doing this, I noticed a huge patch/clump of a dust bunny that couldn't get sucked out of the vent. I used a safety pin and picked at it through the vent simultaneously vacuuming so all the particles got out. Finally, the patch/clump got sucked out. Took about 10 minutes and now Core Temp shows that I run in the 30C range with a max of about 50C. Laptop is not hot anymore and the performance is very stable.

  • roxiodelp Apr 05, 2011

    please tell me the place where you found the product Air Express in Bogota
    Thank you.

  • pkerry Apr 06, 2011

    It was just south of "Flores" transmillenium station. It was a small hardware store on the road going diagonally south-east from the flower stalls, on the west side of the road.

  • Bob Warren Jul 08, 2012

    Thanks So Much! I did the vacuum /with compressed air can like you said. With vacuum running I picked out the stuck dust bunnies out of the vent with a needle and the vacuum sucked them away. Now the only place that is a little warm is where the memory is.

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My dear DV2000 buddies,

I have had the same overheating problem ever since the laptop turned 6 month old. It is now three years old, and it went from bad to worse. Lately it overheats quickly, a lot quicker than before, and in addition to slowing down everything it shuts down when temp is very high anywhere from 1/2 to 1 hour. The fan was indeed staged low first, medium later and then high. It was running mad, but no cooling.
It then occurred to me that all the restoring and installing windows (as other have done) always seemed to help a little, but it was more like a mirage. And then it clicked: this fan turns, but moves no air.
And sure enough I found others that had similar issues, and this one guy cleaned the cooling heat sink at the top left corner, and there were a bunch of dust bunnies blocking the fine cooling fins.
From the outside looking into it there is no visible stuff in the fins, but i had to open it myself and I could not believe to my eyes what you can see from the inside. Big mess of dust jammed into the fine toothed fins of the cooler. I am sure there was no air movement, hence the overheating leading to slowing down of the CPU clock to protect the CPU and all that is happening has an explanation through some innocent little bunnies.
I am not sure how one can clean without opening the laptop. For me it was a three hour nightmare to open it up to completely to the point where there was access to it.
I have blown it with compressed air gun from outside fins blowing inside the cooling fan and there was a cloud of dust produced. I have collected the bigger bunnies that were not blown to smithereens. I have pictures of the bunnies and the cooling fan to prove it.
In order to do this successfully without opening the entire laptop, I suggest using a duster spray that one can purchase in a computer store or if you have access to compressed air, use an air gun. Place the hose of a vacuum cleaner first at the bottom grill right under the fan and turn the vacuum cleaner on before blowing out the bunnies. I am thinking that if the vacuum is not turned on first, it will push dust into God knows where into the laptop.
Then, when the vacuum cleaner sucks from the bottom, blow into the fins towards the inside, into the fan. In my case the fan was turned by the moving air and it made a sound like it was a little jet engine. Some of the bunnies may get stuck in the bottom grille, but with a strong vacuum I presume you could do a good job and avoid a whole day of dismantling and putting the laptop back together. Post stuff on this site with your own cleaning experience.
Have a happy hunting bunnies experience.
Dan

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My dv2753tx was seriously over heating and shutting down. I contacted HP about it and they refused to help, because my computer had just gone out of warranty. I tried vacuuming the computers airvents. It did help. But shortly after, the graphics card shorted and the computer died. I got it working again, but I have to use an external monitor, because the connections for the screen have heat damage.

It is a real shame, because I really liked this computer, but I am really reluctant to buy another HP machine. Partly because I owned another HP laptop. It had a BIOS password which needed clearing. Hp said I would need to replace the motherboard to clear the password, which was an absolute fortune. I managed to find a site with someone giving out the password free of charge once you gave them a 'Challenge' password. I contacted HP about this, asking why they didn't offer this service. They didn't reply. All about the money with hp. 

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I'm fed up with its constant shut downs due to overheating. Never to buy any HP laptop again- ever. Drop a sledgehammer to it afterwards it aint overheating again

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Hi,
I have had the HP Pavillion dv2000 for about a year and a half.
It has always been able to fry eggs ever since I got it.
As soon as I power up, the fan kicks in. I assumed that the processors needed to be hot to perform properly but as time has passed I just think the processors are not good enough to handle the many applications that users like me want to have and that the fan is always working overtime.(sometimes so hot it scalds my hand.....Can I make a claim for injury?)lol.
Apart from the heat, my system has performed great whether using office software to entertainment and gaming.
To be safe I have ordered a cooling stand with two fans (you can get 3 or 4 fans too) and usb ports.
Hopefully this will help as the newer applications are now requiring more processor power.
Ideally i would like to up grade my processors, so if anyone has some advice then that would be great.(I would like around 3 Ghz speed if possible) as currently I have 2x T2300 @ 1.66 Ghz.
Other than that everything still performs great, the 2 gig ram, the geforce go 7200, etc.
I just hope that the extra fans won't be too noisy as the builtin fan can get noisy when the system gets pushed.
Any cooling ideas also welcome. (please don't suggest I dip it in the bathtub for a couple of mins lol)
All in all I'm quite happy but I may need to consider building a system from scratch myself if I can.
Thanks for reading my fried egg story.
Eddie.

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I have the same problem with my dv2753tx closing down. Just spoken to there 'help' department, they acknowlege the problem, but say may machine isn't known to have the problem. So I have to pay to get there shoddy machine fixed. I wonder how many complaints they need to list a product as defective? 

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I have had my hp dv2700 notebook for a little over a year now and it gets pretty hot also. It does this thing where its internal fan revs up over and over sometimes for 15 minutes...when returning from sleep mode. i have an intel core 2 duo, t7250, with 2ghz of memory. It works wonderfully other than the getting pretty warm from time to time. Basically, all I did was get a targus laptop (dual) fan and now it rarely gets to that super hot point. DONT put your laptop on a pillow, or bed, or carpet while using it for extensive periods...as with any laptop it just needs to breath to function. i would suggest the dual fan though...whenever it starts getting a little warm....turn on the fan and put a folder or something hard under the fan so the ventallation is there. this will do the trick....assuming you aren't having multilple problems with your hp dv2000.

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    I have had my hp dv2700 notebook for a little over a year now and it
    gets pretty hot also. It does this thing where its internal fan revs up
    over and over sometimes for 15 minutes...when returning from sleep mode.
    i have an intel core 2 duo, t7250, with 2ghz of memory. It works
    wonderfully other than the getting pretty warm from time to time.
    Basically, all I did was get a targus laptop (dual) fan and now it
    rarely gets to that super hot point. DONT put your laptop on a pillow,
    or bed, or carpet while using it for extensive periods...as with any
    laptop it just needs to breath to function. i would suggest the dual
    fan though...whenever it starts getting a little warm....turn on the
    fan and put a folder or something hard under the fan so the
    ventallation is there. this will do the trick....assuming you aren't
    having multilple problems with your hp dv2000.




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There is a known defect in HP notebooks that were manufactured and sold between 2007-2008. If you have the Nvidia graphics card, you may have this defect. Go to the HP website to see if your computer is covered under an extended warranty. I was not so fortunate because I have the Nvidia card and am just barely out of warranty and they have not included my series in the extended warranty. I have been fighting HP on this for the past couple of months. HP needs to own up to this and fix it. There is a website with lots of info on this. hplies.com

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I have the same laptop and it gets so hot really quickly. if i have it on my lap or a pillow it gets boiling in just a few then starts running really slowely. when it does this i find i just have to close down all the programs and leave it on a cool surface for 5 minutes or so and it usually sorts itself out. its good to know that it is an issue with this make of lap top not just mine... sorry i couldnt suggest anything more useful. charlie.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

I have the same laptop and know HP technicians personally... trust me on this, the issue is with the laptop itself. It was designed with very poor cooling. GPU runs as hot as 70-80 Degrees C during IDLE.

Best advice, try to exchange it through warranty. If you are stuck with it - DO NOT run graphic intensive programs for extended periods of time or you WILL require service from HP. There is nothing they can do about your overheating problem - its a design flaw with all DV2* models.

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the best thing to do is re format yur pc,,installed a fresh new operating system,,,and dont let your kids use it on online games..laptop uses electronic parts that generates heat and laptop has little space for cooling itself,,use and an external fan and try not to use it to much... if parts are subjected to prolonged repeated heat ,it will start to malfuction intermittently,just like my hp pavillion dv2000 its only 14 months old and now it has a problem with the motherboard/video card(?)..the display become srcamble (shows 8 cursor with 8 small displays) after operating with an hour,hp says i need to replace the mother board and charging me P20,000..you know what i did? i buy a new desktop worth P22,000 and junk my HP Pavillion dv2000 worth P80,000 ..jimmy

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Hi Brenda,

This is Vikram Kumar Thumu from India-Hyderabad. I saw your message on the issue. I would like to share my solution on the issue.

The issue could be possible by due to below possiblilities . They are :

1. Anti-virus softwares . generally AVG would slow down laptop.

2. If Laptop is loaded with unnecessary files like cookies, temp files, Hyberantion files, Recycle bin files etc...

3. If Fan in the NB is not working properly, might be Fan is not working at full speed. if this happens, then it will heat laptop and cause the laptop to warm soon and work very slow.

remember, if laptop gets warm then it will decrease the speed of the laptop...

I suggest you to update the BIOS of your Laptop and perform the steps like DISK CLEAN UP and other as well to clean the temp files of internet. I think this could resolve the issue.

If the issue still persists, then this could be an issue with Fan that is not working at full speed. Or might be possible that fan is faluty. Hence,I suggest you to contact HP Support on this issue, they can help with few steps further... and can the laptop in for Service....


If you have any queries with your Laptop further, you can mail me at thumuvikram@rediffmail.com. I'll be glad to help you.


Thank you.


Bye.

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