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It's unusual that the laptop wouldn't power on after being used only 5 times.
One question I have - it is still under warranty ? Laptops are covered for a minimum of 1 year. If still under warranty, contact the manufacturer for repair or replacement.
Since you put it away, especially if the laptop was not in a case, there could be a lot of dust collected. Could it have been damaged in storage ? Remove the bottom of the laptop that covers the fan and remove the dust with a PC vacuum.
My other thought is that the power adapter/cord or power jack is faulty. Check to see if the power adapter cable is bent or frayed.
If you move/wiggle the power adapter at the point where it connects to the laptop, and the power goes off and on, the power jack is the problem.
The power jack is inside the laptop and could need soldering or replacement.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
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Like all computers and laptops, the electronic components within your HP G60 generate heat during operation.
Due to the cramped nature of laptop cases, this heat can build up quickly, resulting in possible operational and functionality problems with your G60.
Although there is little you can do to reduce the amount of heat the G60 produces as you use it, there are measures that will help prevent overheating and the subsequent damage it can do to your system.
When your G60 overheats, it exposes the delicate internal electronics to higher temperatures than are considered safe by the manufacturer.
Prolonged exposure to high temperatures could cause your components, circuit boards and wires to warp or even melt, as well as increase the number and frequency of system crashes and freezes.
Your G60 eventually will shutdown automatically and without warning to allow the heat inside to dissipate and prevent damage to your system.
Nestled inside your G60 near the component that generates the most heat, the central processing unit (or CPU), are a small fan and heat sink.
These help whisk away the heat as it's produced by passing it out of the laptop through three air vents located on the underside of the laptop.
A fourth air vent, for pulling air into the machine, sits on the back of the laptop, below the LCD monitor hinge.
Hair, lint and dust are all small enough to slip through or collect on the air vents, to clog the fan, heat sink and other openings.
This collection of dirt and debris greatly impacts the effectiveness of the heat dissipation of your G60 and allows the heat to build.
Use compressed air to clear the debris and dust or have a professional laptop cleaning technician thoroughly clean your laptop to encourage proper airflow.
External factors can also play a role in your G60 overheating, such as placing your laptop near a heater or fireplace.
Using the machine on a soft surface such as a bedspread or pillow blocks the air vents, preventing the G60's internal fan from moving the heat inside the laptop out.
Stay away from hot environments and use your laptop only on solid surfaces.
Laptop cooling stands can provide extra help to your G60's built-in cooling system by providing an additional fan or two in a sturdy stand.
Clean the Fan on an HP Laptop
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards
The fans in your Hewlett Packard laptop computer are important to keeping its processor from overheating and frying.
Over time, dust builds up within the blades of the fan and the copper heat sinks that distribute the air.
This causes the the computer to heat even faster.
To keep this from happening, clean the fans in your laptop regularly so they will cool it down faster.
Don't wipe away the dust with your own hands.
Use a cotton tip or air to remove it.
Unplug the laptop.
Disconnect its AC connector. Remove the battery.
This prevents any electric shocks while working on the computer.
Turn the computer upside down. Unscrew and remove the computer's RAM cover.
That makes sure it isn't in the way.
This is located behind the battery crevice.
Remember each screw and where it was located, then store the screws somewhere safe.
Remove the main plastic cover over the vents.
Remove the ducts and covers that are on the laptop's two fans.
These are the metal covers over the wide cylinder surrounding the fans, and they are held in place by very tiny screws.
You need a number one size screwdriver.
Remove the screws very carefully so as not to lose them, especially anywhere within the laptop's interior.
Wipe or blow away all dust collected on the fan blades and the fan's copper heat sinks. Compressed air will work best as long as you don't send the dust anywhere else within the laptop's interior.
If you don't have a compressed air blower, wipe away the dust with a cotton swab.
Place and screw the ducts and covers back on the fans.
Re-attach all covers on the laptop and connect the battery.
Check you CPU make sure its securely seated and has thermal grease
Hope this helps.
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