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Compaq Laptop Overheating

This is the second time within 4 years I had to replace the CPU fan. The first time was under warranty, this time I attempted to replace when I disconnected the wire the connection pulled away from the computer, is this something the Geek Squad could repair?

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Sounds like you need another motherboard or prepare to get out the solder iron and correct yourself.

geek squad will not solder back on connectors, what you should do is take it to the local pc repair place and they might solder it back on. call around and ask if they can solder a component back on, it might take a couple calls to find one that will.

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If you are trying to say

"I"ve had to replace my battery 3 times in two years, the battery compartment gets very very hot, and the techs couldn't figure out why"

I might be able to help. It's always helpful if you use whole and complete sentences and tell us, with all the specifics possible, what the problem might be.


You might try a hardware solution to cool your computer, one that won't entail opening it, that will work while your getting or act together to actually find and affect a fix.

Is anyone aware that HP had a battery recall? Apparently the batteries were over-heating and causing problems.

Legal action, Re: over-heating batteries, seems to be in the works here:

You aren't the only person with this problem:

THis is a piece of software you might download, it's called "SpeedFan"

Maybe I can answer your question or give you ideas of other problems that may be causing your problem.

The Compaq 2000 series are known as "bottom breathers" because that's where the fan is. Heat is the enemy of any laptop, of computers, period. For a bottom breather this poses an even greater problem.

I noticed a small componant in a friend's shop. The componant was a small bank of 3 fans, in a laptop size, 1/4 inch plate. The fans blow up underneath the the laptop, to reduce radient heat from the resistance of the current moving through the computer, and to help cool the electrical parts of the computer. The fan under the laptop gets more, and cooler air.

I bought it because the mouse padand the working surface my M2000 get to be about 105 degrees - right at the edge of comfort to the touch.

Since I started using the external fans, I would say that the temperature has come down 10 degrees on the surface of the working surface of the computer and the mousepad.

That might solve your heat problem, which may be causing your battery problem.

I've also been looking into over-heating problems with Compaq models. It seems that several Compaq computer models have over heating problems. These are some fixes that people have tried, with more or less success. Some are very low tech.

=> Add a desk fan to increase over all ambient air circulation.
=> Clean the vent on your computer
=> Suspend laptop over desktop with books on each end, so that there is an air-pace under computer.
=> Build some sort of wood or plastic lift to keep your laptop suspended over your desk and allow airspace and, if you are electronically inclined you can build a fan into the platform.

(Actually, if you build it especially for your computer, you can add seveal fans and vent the unit directly to the laptop fan. Have it plug it into the wall socket and use it at home.

(I bought one from the computer store, premade, 3 fan, but it's generic and doesn't ram air directly into the fan. It just creates dditional airflow to evaporate the heat. It plugs into the USB port on the computer.)

Excess heating problems

1) The heat-sink isn't seated properly, or is loose.
Reseat heatsink, tighten, adding thermal grease and thermal pad(s)

2) Fan is burned out, burning out, or is just not up to par.
Add, or replace existing fan(s) and/or thermal pads on the CPU.

3 ) Use thermal grease between the pad and the CPU and/or fill in gaps between thermal pad,

4) In some Compaqs if the RAM memory chip(s) go bad,
Test by using RAM chips that can be verified as "good" and if need be, install new RAM chips.

4) Sometimes the RAM socket goes bad.
Test them with RAM that can be verified as "Good" and see if your bios and computer notice. Replacing the docking port for RAM might be a job for the shop.

This is a good fix, and I'll probably employ it soon:

tyler said on July 1, 2007 06:58 PM:
My v2000 has been doing the same exact thing. the problem is actually overheating. For some odd reason HP decides to put a thin piece of aluminum foil that seperates the processor from the thermal paste. All I did was remove my HD and battery. then unscrewed every screw and removed the bottom plate. I then took the screws out of the coolant system and removed it to reveal the processorand GPU. at the bottom of the coolant system was a piece of aluminum which I removed. Cleaned out any lint or dust build-up near the CPU/GPU, Then took off the thermal paste from the bottom of the cooling system and spread it evenly directly on the processor heat concentrator. I Put the cooling system back on correctly (must be as tight as you can possibly make it) and screwed the bottom plate back on/ put HD and battery in. Sounds complicated but it really isnt. Also, my CPU temperature is at an all time low of 35-37 degrees (C) browsing the internet. Im not sure if this Voids warranty, but this fix has done wonders and I dont get anymore random shutdowns. I hope this helps some people.

OR this could be the problem if you've recently changed your operating system

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1.69GHz (we'll call it 1.7GHz) isn't right, that generation of Turions is 1.6GHz, 1.8GHz, etc. in 200Mhz increments. See what CPU-Z says your speed is, before and after you install the processor driver if that driver isn't installed already. (

This is a great URL for cooling issues.

Guide to Cooling Down Your Notebook Computer

AND if you're running XP, read THIS URL.

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Check when you first power the computer on whether the fan spins, even if only for a second then cuts out once the Windows logo shows on screen. If so there could be a problem with the windows acpi system. I found that by uninstalling the following :

ACPI Thermal Zone
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System

from system devices in device manager then restarting the computer I was able to get the fan operating within windows again. BEWARE before performing this as you will need to reinstall drivers for your modem and video controller after performing this which you probably wont have as compaq doesnt ship the drivers with the notebook and you wont be able to get to the net without modem drivers if you use dial-up.

God I love Google.

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