[sf-lug] trustworthy repair shop
bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Sat Oct 6 17:14:30 PDT 2012
On 10/06/2012 04:46 PM, Gmail wrote:
> Compressed air in every possible hole?
Oh sure and it blows the dirt and dust where?
Right back into the heat sink.
Thanks for your input.
> Sent from Dan's iPad
> On Oct 6, 2012, at 4:38 PM, Bobbie Sellers
> <bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com <mailto:bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com>>
>> 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 <mailto:bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com>>
>>> 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
>> 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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