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#1 Cams

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:48 AM

I've got an HP 530 laptop running Vista. After about 10 minutes of use, it switches off. I don't mean shuts down, it just goes off. After that it won't switch on for a while. During those 10 minutes, the fan is running full tilt. I'm guessing it's an overheating issue. My question is, can this be fixed? Do these beasties come apart? Do they have heatsinks on the CPU?

Of course it's just a couple of weeks out of warranty :thumbsup:

Any chance of fixing this d'you think?

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#2 ellenknndy

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:59 AM

Hey have you tried running a Malwarebytes scan, you may have a virus. If you cannot keep your computer up and running long enough to do this, why dont you try and take your hard drive out, put it into and external casing, plug it into another computer that way the computer can automatically scan the drive and fix errors.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:03 AM

Get yourself a can of compressed air.
Insert the nozzle in the vents on the back and the bottom
You'll need to do this a few times

Edited by garmanma, 08 January 2010 - 11:04 AM.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 12:01 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give both a try and report back.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 12:04 PM

Are you running off your battery or power brick when this happens. if your battery is dead then this might be a faulty power brick, or a bad connection to your power brick.




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