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Laptop fan removal and installation

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by crsaj, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. crsaj

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    My laptop intermitently reboots without warning. It just suddenly shuts down and reboots sometimes every 5 - 10 minutes and other times I can run for an hour before it does this. I believe it may have something to do with the fan since it makes a lot of noise at the initial boot up and then quiets down. Other times it can get noisy. I would like to replace the fan and see if this resolves the problem. Where can I find specific instructions to walk me through this? Thanks
     
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    Thanks for the link. Are there any sites specific to a HP Notebook for fan replacement?
     
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    Since no two laptops are exactly the same (unless they're the exact same model), for specifics, you'd need to find a complete hardware manual for you particular HP model laptop. Very few manufacturers make this information available. You can try a search on HP's site or a general web search for a manual, but ultimately you'll have to give it a good try and just take it apart.
     
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    I just ran it for about an hour on battery only without it rebooting. Now I'm wondering if is the battery or there is something else overheating when the power a/c is on. To get to the battery it looks like I need to pull the keyboard off and not sure where to start on that one.
     
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    The processor and graphics capabilities are probably throttling down while running on battery to conserve power. It could be a faulty power adapter, though. The battery should be removable directly from the underside of the computer. I've never seen a laptop that required pulling out the keyboard to remove the battery.
     
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    Sorry, I met to say to remove the fan will require removing the keyboard. What is a power adapter? Do you agree this problem of rebooting may have something to do with the fan?
     
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    The power adapter is the thing that connects the computer to the wall outlet.

    I don't know whether or not the fan is the problem.
     
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    Dumb question, but thanks for your help.
     
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