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Hardware problems(?)

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#1 oliver_saunderz


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:38 AM

Good day!

I've recently experienced several problems with my HP Pavilion p6-2480ea which I feel may be all linked to a piece of hardware.

It all started with a series of random hangs while I was using it. These hangs didn't seem to be related to any programs or how many programs were running at any given time. They would occur any time between 10 minutes and around 4 hours from start-up and if I left it on the desktop to go out for 15 minutes for example,a hang would occur. 

I went through every known process to try and fix this, including virus scans (which were often interrupted by the hangs themselves!) and refreshing the PC. I tried to completely reset the PC yesterday evening, but after leaving it to do so for around 4 hours, there was no progress and there was no picture on screen or any option to proceed so I just turned it off for the night.

When I turned it on this morning, there was no picture on screen at all and upon removing the panel to view the internals, it appeared that the fan on top of the CPU was running much slower than it should be. So I reckon this could all be linked to either the PSU or the Motherboard itself.

Any help I can get will be appreciated greatly!

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#2 CG_5


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:52 AM

Hi there,


Sounds like one of those things where you really need to get someone in there to have a look, here is the first online clue.....



^ Low reviews.

Edited by CG_5, 09 May 2015 - 06:56 AM.

#3 the_patriot11


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 11:17 AM

I wouldnt be overly concerned about low reviews, its a well known fact that most happy customers wont leave reviews. 


Anyway, is said laptop still under warranty?



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#4 mjd420nova


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 09:30 PM

Many unrelated and intermittent faults occur when the BIOS begins to degrade.   Replace the CMOS battery on the MOBO and the faults should disappear.

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