[sf-lug] trustworthy repair shop
mmdmurphy at gmail.com
Sat Oct 6 16:46:30 PDT 2012
Compressed air in every possible hole?
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On Oct 6, 2012, at 4:38 PM, Bobbie Sellers <bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com> wrote:
> On 10/06/2012 03:11 PM, Ken Shaffer wrote:
>> Before diving into the hardware, check the BIOS version, and what's available from HP.
>> Some HP BIOS revisions deal with fan control and overheating problems. Reflashing
>> the BIOS should be easier than disassembly of the laptop, but sadly, HP frequently supplies the new BIOS as a Windows executable. Ask for the BIOS update from any repair shop you choose if you can't do it yourself (If you machine still boots Windows, it should be trivial).
>> On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 2:48 PM, Bobbie Sellers <bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com> wrote:
>> Hi LUGgers,
>> It seems I have a problem with my notebook over-heating ...
> Thanks Ken but the machine does not boot Windows. and I don't want to overheat
> it re-installing Vista 32 Home Edition. I did BIOS updates on it when I still had
> Windows installed. The machine likely as the various on line advisers indicate
> has the heat sink plugged up with whatever. At the last meeting it shutdown several
> times until it could not be re-started.
> Earlier today I had a 90+ degree Celcius reading from the temperature
> monitor I had installed earlier. This is with it sitting on the big but largely
> ineffective dual fan cooler.
> Cleaning out the Heat Sink requires complete dismantling of the
> machine and while I am sure I could take it apart I am not sure I
> could put it back together again in working order.
> Oh and the guy interested in how your Chumby works has
> sent me an e-mail indicating he will try to attend.
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