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Compaq Presario CQ60 overheating


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#1 italianmale

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:53 PM

MyCompaq Presario CQ60 overheating (the upper left hand side) and then shuts down. I have searched the internet and is the only solution to disasemble to the motherboard and clean the fan and vents?

 

I have tried cleaning the laptop but it is still overheating. I feel I have no other option than to take the laptop apart.to clean the fan. I am having difficulty disconnecting the webcam.

 

Thanks for your help.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:32 PM

 

MyCompaq Presario CQ60 overheating (the upper left hand side) and then shuts down. I have searched the internet and is the only solution to disasemble to the motherboard and clean the fan and vents?

 

I have tried cleaning the laptop but it is still overheating. I feel I have no other option than to take the laptop apart.to clean the fan. I am having difficulty disconnecting the webcam.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

 

 

 

HP/Compaq has excellent service manuals online: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02985882.pdf


Edited by hamluis, 26 July 2013 - 01:09 PM.
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:29 PM

Also:

Webcam to motherboard connector? Or behind screen?

If you break it down, take out screws (white arrows) and remove the cover from fan housing. Clean all fluff from the inside of the vent (red outlined arrow). Otherwise it may all be for naught.

No worries; be patient and just don't start snatching on stuff.... :thumbsup2:

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:03 PM

Also:

Webcam to motherboard connector? Or behind screen?

If you break it down, take out screws (white arrows) and remove the cover from fan housing. Clean all fluff from the inside of the vent (red outlined arrow). Otherwise it may all be for naught.

No worries; be patient and just don't start snatching on stuff.... :thumbsup2:

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Yes, its the Webcam to motherboard connector. Its tiny I'm not sure how to disconnect it. I have tried to pull it out.

 

I was informed there are many revisions of the CQ60,my product number NY260EA#ABU.

 

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:47 PM

The connector should slide out (got tweezers?).

Or try two wooden tooth-pics to push the connector out from each side.

If you have the machine open; can you upload a pic of the area?

I haven't had much problems disconnecting cables. It is putting them back that slows me down. lol

 



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:35 AM

I hope the attached photo suffices.

 

I have struggled to get screws out of motherboard.Why do they put screws in such inaccessible places. Why cant they make it easier to access the fan to clean it? I believe this is a design fault. There should have been more vents. After a search I discovered there are thousands of complaints of this model overheating and shutting down,

 

Would it be possible to access the fan with the cam connected?

 

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:58 AM

I hope the attached photo suffices.

 

I have struggled to get screws out of motherboard.Why do they put screws in such inaccessible places. Why cant they make it easier to access the fan to clean it? I believe this is a design fault. There should have been more vents. After a search I discovered there are thousands of complaints of this model overheating and shutting down,

 

Would it be possible to access the fan with the cam connected?

 

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:20 AM

They make it difficult to service laptops so people get frustrated and pay some-one (optimally the manufacturer) to service/repair them.

One must be patient with these machines in order to be able to declare triumph. The screws are not inaccessible if removed in proper order.

One will have to remove every screw from bottom-casing, top-casing, cables and ribbons to remove the MoBo.

The PDF manual that slgrieb linked to looks to be helpful.

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Connector slides out in red arrow direction.

Black arrows indicate tabs to gain purchase of said connector.

 

 

 



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:48 PM

I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I cant seem to budge it!



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:04 PM

Careful as they can become quite brittle....

Try to push out one side at a time with slow, steady pressure.

I usually use a thumb-nail and screwdriver.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:45 PM

Yes it has become brittle. I will try that method, thanks



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:11 AM

Ive attempted your method I'm worried I will break the connector. Do you think I could cut the cables/reconnect them, wrap around with insulation tape?



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:14 PM

If one goes the route of cutting/repaining the wires please use solder on the joints.

A word of warning; these wires will have more than just a simple thread of conductor inside. One will find that there are outer (and sometimes inner) shield(s) and may also have other surprises inside.

There is more than a webcam running to that connector.

Please zoom out a bit so that there is a general view and post a shot? May be that the power also runs to this.

 



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 03:50 AM

I think the caps lock light also runs to the connector.

 

The connector in my laptop looks different to the one in the photo in the manual.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:34 AM

More likely the microphone is tied-in.

I really do not know where to go from here; the cable either has to come off or one will have to finangle a way to pull apart the lappy with it connected. It will be more of a hassle to do it the latter way and creates a situation where things are more likely to become damaged.  

One could also try a dab (from a Q-Tip or something similar) of denatured or 90% alchohol on top of the connector > give a few minutes > try pushing it out again.

The screen will have to be removed....






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