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Purchased computer model Elite 9070a have been well serviced with HP products this being 3rd HP computer we have purchased. However am very disalusioned with Vista program and wish to replace with windows xp. am unable to install as computer tells us program older than that installed! do not wish to continue with Vista please advise how to remove and replace with xp? If unable to assist will consider exchanging system for Apple/Mac dual Thank you Tere Burdett

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You sound like you tried to install XP with Vista running - this will generate the message that you have received.

To install XP on your system, insert your XP disk into the computer and then restart it.

Select Boot From Disk during start up and this will lead you into the XP Installation.

Xp will not recognise Vista and will just overwrite it - deleting the current OS and formatting the C:\

Good luck.

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Littermaid elite not working

From the Manual for that Elite:
For service, repair or any questions regarding your appliance, call the appropriate
800 number on the cover of this book. Do not return the product to the place
of purchase. Do not mail the product back to the manufacturer nor bring it to a
service center. You may also want to consult the website listed on the cover of
this manual.
One-Year Limited Warranty
(Applies only in the United States and Canada)
What does it cover?
•Any defect in material or workmanship; provided; however, Applica's liability
will not exceed the purchase price of the product
For how long?
•One year after the date of original purchase
What will we do to help you?
•Provide you with a reasonably similar replacement product that is either new
or factory refurbished
How do you get service?
•Save your receipt as proof of the date of sale.
•Check our on-line service site at, or call our
toll-free number, 1-800-548-6243, for general warranty service.
If you need parts or accessories, please call 1-800-738-0245.
What does your warranty not cover?
•Damage from commercial use
•Damage from misuse, abuse or neglect
•Products that have been modified in any way
•Products used or serviced outside the country of purchase
• glass parts and other accessory items that are packed with the unit
•Shipping and handling costs associated with the replacement of the unit
•Consequential or incidental damages (Please note, however, that some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages,
so this limitation may not apply to you.)
How does state law relate to this warranty?
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Fan compatible with HP Elite 7000

Processor fan? Computer case fan? Palm fan, lol?

1) Computer Case Fan = System Fan:

The computer case fan is referred to as the System Fan, in proper geek speak.
Back of the computer case/bottom for the Elite 7000 series.

To remove;
1) Unplug the computer from power,
2) FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions,

3) Remove the four Philips head screws, from the back side of the computer holding the fan,
4) Unplug the fan's cable from the motherboard connector.
Red/Brown connector on motherboard labeled SYS_FAN1

This is the HP Parts Store, and listing for parts for your computer,

Scroll the page down to a little less than halfway.
Fan [Electronic Parts]
You can click on the camera icon to the right of -> In stock, to view it.


Yeah RiGhT, HP!

Let's look at another example from an aftermarket dealer,,Computer,Part,449207001.aspx

Yeah, right!

If the computer case fan is the problem, I need you to measure it.
Laying flat, measure both directions across it.
Now measure the thickness.

Let's look at some examples of computer case fans,

Need a Millimeter to Inches converter?

Click in the mm box, then type the size. Now go below, and click on Convert.

Let's use 120mm computer case fans for an example,

Hmmmm, around $6 to $15 bucks. !O_O!

Just one website, just the 120mm examples. Post in a Comment as to the outside dimensions, and I'll post a few websites for you.
(70 bucks, lol!)

We're talking about a Processor fan?
I do not see a listing. Probably part of a combo, and is listed three listings under the -> Fan [Electronic Parts]

-> Heat Sink [Electronic Parts]
586374-001 -> Contact HP

Contact HP? Ummm, no thanks. I'll just look that up with aftermarket dealers.,Computer,Part,586374001.aspx

$100 bucks. Ummmm, No.
That babies going to get dust on it, sitting on your shelves.

Yep. Seems to be the norm.
Nope, not this kid.

When purchasing a Processor fan, you can purchase the Fan by itself, if you know the dimensions, and method of mounting, or you can purchase a Fan/Heatsink combo.

If the Processor fan is bad, we need to talk maryscopes.

In-between the Top of the Processor, and bottom of the finned Heatsink that sits on it, is Thermal Paste.

A magnified view of the Top of the Processor, and Bottom of the Heatsink, would detail, 'Hills, Valleys, and Pitholes'.

When you mate the two parts together, Heatsink to Processor, there are Air Pockets created by these imperfections.

Air is an Insulator, not a Conductor.
Thermal Paste fills these voids, or imperfections, and is an Excellent conductor of heat.

IF the Processor fan quit spinning, or has slowed down, or spins intermittently, the Processor has overheated.

The heat may have caused the Thermal Paste to dry up, or harden.
This -> Greatly, reduces the thermal conductivity of the Thermal Paste.

In fact, it will become an Insulator, and not a Conductor. (Of heat)
It is best to replace the Thermal Paste.

Even if you just replace the Fan.
(When you replace a Fan/Heatsink combo, it is a required thing to replace the Thermal Paste also.

We'll come back to this.

The easiest things to do, of course, is to replace the fan itself.

The HP Elite 7000 NV525UT comes with an Intel Core i5 processor,

Yours may be different model number, but I suspect it will be an
Intel Core i processor, however. Plus an Intel Core i5 processor.
All you have stated is HP Elite 7000.
That is a Model -> series.

There is a Model Number also.
For HP the Product Number is the model number.
P/N = Product Number.
This on the back, or up on the side, in a white Service Tag.

There are two processor sockets used for an Intel Core i5 processor.
The older LGA 1156, and the newer LGA 1155.
(Looks backwards, huh?)

Good thing is, the method for mounting the Heatsink to the motherboard, is the same for both, the LGA 1156, and the LGA 1155 processor socket.

This is because the two processor sockets use the same dimensions,

LGA 1156,

You can click on the photo to enlarge it. Same thing for the next link,
LGA 1155,

You may be thinking by now, "Man, I just want to buy a fan. Why all this 'rhetoric'?"

Have to get the correct one, or it will not fit. I do not have your HP computer in front of me, and need your eyes so we together, can find the correct one.

I now want to show you a couple of basic examples, using Fan/Heatsink combos. One for the 1155, one for the 1156 processor socket.
This way you can look at the fans on top, and see the method they use of mounting,


See the four Philips head screws?
The one to the left is pretty easy to see. There is one on the opposite corner. One at the top right, and one opposite of it.


Same method of mounting.

May be cheaper, and easier, to just buy the fan/heatsink combo, remove the fan, and use it.

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE, reaching inside that unplugged from power, computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

Replacing Thermal Paste:
I will detail this out in a following Comment.

For additional questions, or questions regarding the above, please post in a Comment.


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I have a brand new (bought yesterday) HP Pavilion g6 laptop. Today it is reporting a hard disk problem. However, everything seems to work. Am I headed for trouble?

I don't recomend purchasing an HP to anyone because this is all too common. My father in law purchased a 17" HP Pavilion and opened it for the first time from the corner instead of the middle and the LCD cracked and broke. He didn't purchase a warantee with it and the cost of the LCD and Labor would have been half of what he originally bought it for.

Did you purchase a warantee with it? According to HP's website they have a limited warantee. This is an excerpt:

HP guarantees that the HP Hardware Products that you have purchased or leased from HP are free from defects in materials or workmanship under normal use during the Limited Warranty Period. The Limited Warranty Period starts on the date of purchase or lease from HP. Your dated sales or delivery receipt, showing the date of purchase or lease of the product, is your proof of the purchase or lease date. You may be required to provide proof of purchase or lease as a condition of receiving warranty service. You are entitled to hardware warranty service according to the terms and conditions of this document if a repair to your HP Hardware Product is required within the Limited Warranty Period.

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It is mandatory that the unit product number and serial number be made available when requesting a warranty service event. Failure to do so may result in the event being deemed out of warranty by HP or, HP's Authorised Service Providers, and therefore chargeable to the requester.

I would return it and get a different one anyway. You should be able to use the reciept as the proof of purchase.

A hard disk problem can happen with any new computer from any company, sometimes they slip through the cracks.

As a recomendation I would add that you'll get a better bang for your buck if you were to purchase a Dell (warantee is better and more inclusive) or even a Macintosh. For my father in law, he bought a Macbook (laptop) and installed bootcamp which allowed him to install the Windows 7 operating system and now he only runs Windows 7. It works really well for him.

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