Laptop Overheating issues

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  1. Cloud Strife

    Cloud Strife 01000011 01000101 0101010

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    i am working on a friend's laptop. it's a Gateway NV Series

    i replaced the jack. once the jack was replaced, i turned it on, came on alright but while loading windows(vista) it shut off completely. maybe it's a fluke. turned it on and it happened again. tried booting from jump drive and just sitting in BIOS for a while. cut off after a short while. i'm assuming heating issues.

    i took some thermal grease and applied to the processor. it is still cutting off and i have no clue why...
     
  2. Zeta Otaku

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    check the fans. last laptop I looked with had the exhaust fan caked with dust.
     
  3. Cloud Strife

    Cloud Strife 01000011 01000101 0101010

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    the fan is clean but i didn't think to check if the fan was running before i put it all back together........i will test the fan to see if it's running when i get a chance tomorrow.

    i always remove the processor when soldering directly to the board to avoid possebly of overheating the processor. so i know the fan was clean.
     
  4. Sokar

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    I have had overheating problems with my ati cards before despite the fan being pretty much always clean. It was a simple fix though to just add a bit of oil or grease into the bearings of the fan.
     
  5. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    this. they basically look like foam/sponge at that point.
     
  6. ethansmith50

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    ok actually laptop fan normally rotted at 3400rpm. so check that your laptop fan reached at that RPM or not. and try to use laptop on plan surface dont put on bad or pillow.
     

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