Question about HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook
My Compaq NC6000 does not come on all the time. Sometimes it will boot up to Windows XP Pro fine, stays on for a couple of hours. Sometimes, it will boot up but only stay on for a few minutes. And sometimes, it will not even boot up. I do not think it is a software problem because someone had my hdd completely wiped clean and Windows reinstalled. I think the problem is more in line with OVERHEATING. I wonder if the situation is salvageable and how much it would probably cost. Is is even worth spending anymore money into it? Anyone with a quick fix?
My computer is an Hp Compaq nc6000 PC notebook
My fan was constricted for about 2 hours and my computer froze.After about a day the computer came back on, the fan fan blew during start-up but cut off and doesn't come back on. The computer freezes and the bottom gets very hot. Whats wrong and how can I fix this?
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Hi on Boot press F10 - enter bios setup and find where to set fan always on when power cord in pluged in
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
With the unit not coming on all the time, it is likely not the unit overheating.
How old is your NC6000? If it is under warranty, then you'd want to take advantage of that.
If it is out of warranty, then it is going to be a pricey repair. The odds are really bad that it is the motherboard that is failing but hs not yet dead. With it not booting up at all sometimes it is very unlikely that it is the Memory.
Sorry I don't have better news for you.
Posted on Jun 22, 2008
As to whether this is worth fixing. Yes.
I found replacements on Ebay running in the 3-4 hundred dollar range. To replace it not is up to you and what you want your laptop to do for you in the next three years. For example, do you want to play games that require a heavy setup such as first person shooters or role playing games. If your gaming habits are limited to playing virtual casino games or card games your safe with what you have now.
I'm asked all the time at this time of year what to get college bound kids for a laptop and I recommend a particular laptop that runs in the 5-7 hundred dollar range. This will have built in wireless and bluetooth and can handle office applications.
To troubleshoot your overheat intuition do this. At the right rear of your laptop, where the CPUs are almost always located is a set of venting vanes or you can call it an exhaust port. Boot up your laptop and press F10 or F2 which ever is shown on screen to access the laptop setup screens. Place your hand at the exhaust port see if you can fee air coming out immediately or after its been running for a minute or so.
Let me know if you do or do not feel air coming out.
The exhaust fan is easy to replace for we techs who have experience in laptops as the laptop needs to be disassembled. Some techs have never done this but most of us have and there are really good reasons to choose a local tech who has done this. Ask friends or neighbors and even your chamber of commerce for referrals. Of course, there are the yellow pages, but that can be hit or mis. Which ever you choose go to bbbonline.org and run a check on the business name. You can contact your city or county business office and ask for business licensing and find out what the business name is actually licensed under. These people at licensing do not collect information on who is and who isn't any good. On our home page here there is a search box to find a repair shop based on your zip code.
But doing this yourself will depend on several things. Do you or have you done your own car engine repairs. Dishwasher repair, vacuum repairs. You get my drift on this. If your a true handy man you could do this and I or another top laptop tech can talk you through this. It involves removing your keyboard and wrist rest by removing screws accessed from the bottom. After this you will see the guts on your machine. The exhaust fan is held down by two or three screws and has a power plug you disconnect from the main circuit board. The part itself is cheap enough.
So, if your uneasy removing the keyboard and rest from your laptp and listening to the large cracks as the locking tabs release you'll be okay. There are other dos and donts that are quite important so don't assume this is all you have to do. Mistakes happen as well as accidents so don't ever just dive into a PC or laptop unless you've had one to one training.
Again, check the exhaust port once you get your laptop into the bios setup screens with the F10 or F2 key and let me know. Because if this is fine you have a much bigger problem... money wise.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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