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Overheating laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by morph, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. morph

    morph Byte Poster

    Well i have an old HP easynote M5255 - it seemed to start shutting down for no reason occasionaly - if it was running on battery or mains - it wouldnt lose power it would just turn of and i could see the mains light still lit. So i installed everest = and the cpu tempratures hitting round about 50 - i'm wondering if this is the ovbious problem to whats happening?
    any thoughts ?
    and how do i cool a laptop down ?? i aint never stuck a new fan in a laptop - fiddley or should i just realise its old and will have trouble running football manager *cough* :)
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  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Tried a laptop cooler?
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  3. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

    Get your vacuum cleaner and gently hoover round all the vents on the side and base (with the laptop off, probably a bit of dust build-up).
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  4. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

    Another vote for getting the vacuum cleaner and sucking the dust out.
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

    I agree:thumbleft

    Although it could also be a faulty fan or tempature sensor?

    The following link shows the fan and heat sink taken from HP easynote M5255 if you can't fix it at least you know where to order the parts for it!8)
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  6. supernova

    supernova Gigabyte Poster

    Obviously try everything else first.

    HP's are well know for heat exchange issues. The main issue is that there is normally a gas, i believe, in the copper tubes from the cpu plate to heat sink/fan, this gas over time escapes making the heat exchange less efficient ie it cant take the heat from the cpu to heatsink/fan because they're side by side.

    A replacement will solve the problem..... I have at least done 10 so far for various models.

    HP parts are very easy to source, as well as HP service manuals both are available on there site.

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