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Unread 22-09-2007, 08:00 AM   #1
John
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Compaq Presario overheating?

Hi,

Sorry everyone I didn't post in the right forum, but rather than go looking
for other places I thought I'd better stick to an easier to use forum.

I am using a Compaq Presario M2000, with Windows XP Home Edition.

The problem is that when I use my computer (for 5 minutes or so) the fan
will start overheating. I have cleaned the fans recently, but I think it has
something to do with the power supply.

First, let me tell you that I have contacted Compaq "Help and Support" but
the website was absolute crap. When I had a live chat with someone at the
Help and Support centre, they redirected me to the Australian website,
because I come from Australia. As soon as I got to the Help and Support
centre, TADA! I just found myself back at the US site, where I was told to
go to the Australian website.

Second, here is the major problem, the part of the laptop that is
overheating, is right next to the battery, and the power supply is right next
to the fan!

I don't want to be taking the power plug off every 30 minutes, just to stop
my battery from catching fire.

Anyone know how to fix? Or at least another forum site?

I'm going to try ComputerHope.com

Once again, sorry for posting in the XP Newsgroups.

John.
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Unread 22-09-2007, 05:01 PM   #2
Richard in AZ
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Re: Compaq Presario overheating?


"John" <greenjungle2007-behappy***********.au.(emailaddress)> wrote in message
news:26F3B641-BB0D-429F-B4C2-CD92D64CDEF5@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> Sorry everyone I didn't post in the right forum, but rather than go looking
> for other places I thought I'd better stick to an easier to use forum.
>
> I am using a Compaq Presario M2000, with Windows XP Home Edition.
>
> The problem is that when I use my computer (for 5 minutes or so) the fan
> will start overheating. I have cleaned the fans recently, but I think it has
> something to do with the power supply.
>
> First, let me tell you that I have contacted Compaq "Help and Support" but
> the website was absolute crap. When I had a live chat with someone at the
> Help and Support centre, they redirected me to the Australian website,
> because I come from Australia. As soon as I got to the Help and Support
> centre, TADA! I just found myself back at the US site, where I was told to
> go to the Australian website.
>
> Second, here is the major problem, the part of the laptop that is
> overheating, is right next to the battery, and the power supply is right next
> to the fan!
>
> I don't want to be taking the power plug off every 30 minutes, just to stop
> my battery from catching fire.
>
> Anyone know how to fix? Or at least another forum site?
>
> I'm going to try ComputerHope.com
>
> Once again, sorry for posting in the XP Newsgroups.
>
> John.
> --
> The light at the end of the tunnel, is the sign of success.


Could you explain "the fan will start overheating" statement?
Did you mean the fan comes on?
Did you mean the fan start to blow very hot air?
Did you mean the fan makes noise and quits?
I am familiar with the CPU over heating and the battery over heating, but never the fan.
Help will come once we understand exactly what the problem is.


 
Unread 22-09-2007, 11:57 PM   #3
John
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Re: Compaq Presario overheating?

I don't think I made myself clear.

What I mean is, when my computer is running on AC Power, it will start
overheating. The fan does not blow hot air, it will start spinning, but it
will quit within 5 minutes and try again later, and it leaves the computer
extremely warm.

However, the fan is working, it's not overheating.
Yes, the fan makes noise and quits.
The fan comes on, but doesn't cool it down.
It doesn't blow very hot air.

I remember somebody recently said the the 'Intel Celeron M' processors heat
up more.

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"Richard in AZ" wrote:

>
> "John" <greenjungle2007-behappy***********.au.(emailaddress)> wrote in message
> news:26F3B641-BB0D-429F-B4C2-CD92D64CDEF5@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > Sorry everyone I didn't post in the right forum, but rather than go looking
> > for other places I thought I'd better stick to an easier to use forum.
> >
> > I am using a Compaq Presario M2000, with Windows XP Home Edition.
> >
> > The problem is that when I use my computer (for 5 minutes or so) the fan
> > will start overheating. I have cleaned the fans recently, but I think it has
> > something to do with the power supply.
> >
> > First, let me tell you that I have contacted Compaq "Help and Support" but
> > the website was absolute crap. When I had a live chat with someone at the
> > Help and Support centre, they redirected me to the Australian website,
> > because I come from Australia. As soon as I got to the Help and Support
> > centre, TADA! I just found myself back at the US site, where I was told to
> > go to the Australian website.
> >
> > Second, here is the major problem, the part of the laptop that is
> > overheating, is right next to the battery, and the power supply is right next
> > to the fan!
> >
> > I don't want to be taking the power plug off every 30 minutes, just to stop
> > my battery from catching fire.
> >
> > Anyone know how to fix? Or at least another forum site?
> >
> > I'm going to try ComputerHope.com
> >
> > Once again, sorry for posting in the XP Newsgroups.
> >
> > John.
> > --
> > The light at the end of the tunnel, is the sign of success.

>
> Could you explain "the fan will start overheating" statement?
> Did you mean the fan comes on?
> Did you mean the fan start to blow very hot air?
> Did you mean the fan makes noise and quits?
> I am familiar with the CPU over heating and the battery over heating, but never the fan.
> Help will come once we understand exactly what the problem is.
>
>
>

 
Unread 23-09-2007, 02:57 AM   #4
Richard in AZ
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Re: Compaq Presario overheating?

It is normal for a laptop fan to cycle on and off as directed by the temperature sensors in the
computer.
However, what I meant by "making noise" was not the normal spinning noise, but sounding more like a
bad bearing. It that is true, you will need a new fan. (Unfortunately not a cheap repair). If the
fan is running smoothly and the unit is still running too hot, you may be forced to live with that.
There are laptop cooler pads your can purchase.

"John" <greenjungle2007-behappy***********.au.(emailaddress)> wrote in message
news:F3D1A1D8-5586-4C57-8EF2-AD06F9D8A104@microsoft.com...
>I don't think I made myself clear.
>
> What I mean is, when my computer is running on AC Power, it will start
> overheating. The fan does not blow hot air, it will start spinning, but it
> will quit within 5 minutes and try again later, and it leaves the computer
> extremely warm.
>
> However, the fan is working, it's not overheating.
> Yes, the fan makes noise and quits.
> The fan comes on, but doesn't cool it down.
> It doesn't blow very hot air.
>
> I remember somebody recently said the the 'Intel Celeron M' processors heat
> up more.
>
> --
> The light at the end of the tunnel, is the sign of success.
>
>
> "Richard in AZ" wrote:
>
>>
>> "John" <greenjungle2007-behappy***********.au.(emailaddress)> wrote in message
>> news:26F3B641-BB0D-429F-B4C2-CD92D64CDEF5@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Sorry everyone I didn't post in the right forum, but rather than go looking
>> > for other places I thought I'd better stick to an easier to use forum.
>> >
>> > I am using a Compaq Presario M2000, with Windows XP Home Edition.
>> >
>> > The problem is that when I use my computer (for 5 minutes or so) the fan
>> > will start overheating. I have cleaned the fans recently, but I think it has
>> > something to do with the power supply.
>> >
>> > First, let me tell you that I have contacted Compaq "Help and Support" but
>> > the website was absolute crap. When I had a live chat with someone at the
>> > Help and Support centre, they redirected me to the Australian website,
>> > because I come from Australia. As soon as I got to the Help and Support
>> > centre, TADA! I just found myself back at the US site, where I was told to
>> > go to the Australian website.
>> >
>> > Second, here is the major problem, the part of the laptop that is
>> > overheating, is right next to the battery, and the power supply is right next
>> > to the fan!
>> >
>> > I don't want to be taking the power plug off every 30 minutes, just to stop
>> > my battery from catching fire.
>> >
>> > Anyone know how to fix? Or at least another forum site?
>> >
>> > I'm going to try ComputerHope.com
>> >
>> > Once again, sorry for posting in the XP Newsgroups.
>> >
>> > John.
>> > --
>> > The light at the end of the tunnel, is the sign of success.

>>
>> Could you explain "the fan will start overheating" statement?
>> Did you mean the fan comes on?
>> Did you mean the fan start to blow very hot air?
>> Did you mean the fan makes noise and quits?
>> I am familiar with the CPU over heating and the battery over heating, but never the fan.
>> Help will come once we understand exactly what the problem is.
>>
>>
>>



 
Unread 13-02-2009, 04:42 AM   #5
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Re: Compaq Presario overheating?

All the Pesario line suffers from 'poor engineering design'.

They "try" to draft air (cooloing air) in from a very small vent located on the bottom of the case, then past the gigantic heat-sink for the processor, and then 'vent', what's left past the ATI graphics chip, in an attemp to cool it, with already super-heated air!

To complicate things, they NEVER installed the proper "thermal" insulation materials on ANY chip!

You MUST have your laptop serviced by someone whom can take it apart, clean out all the 'junk' thermal pads', replace it with QUALITY thermal grease.

But, there's more!

If you use the battery it came with, ALWAYS make sure that the laptop, is at minimum 2/3 of an inch off any surface! The 'normal feet' inculded on the unit and original battery DO NOT provide this clearance, so YOU must add some 'extra/padding or Feet' to the unit. These can be purcahased at your local dollar store.

NEVER EVER use your laptop, in bed, sitting on a pillow or anything that can stop it from sucking up air, from underneath!

The "ONE" vent, which it can get air-flow, is there!

Typical signs of unit failure are, the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), a quick and fast shut-down (for no apparent reason), irratic system behaviour.

Notes: Even IF you get your laptop properly serviced, it will always 'run hot'. If you've purchased a High-Cap battery pack, you may well fair better but, always remember to keep 'that' little vent clear, for air-flow and your machine will work fine!
 
Unread 15-03-2010, 03:14 PM   #6
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Re: Compaq Presario overheating?

i have found it working will be great to use.

Thanks for help.
 
Unread 13-04-2011, 10:18 AM   #7
jitendra poddar
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Re: Compaq Presario overheating?

you should pasting you with between cpu and fan .
i think problem will resolve.
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Originally Posted by John View Post
Hi,

Sorry everyone I didn't post in the right forum, but rather than go looking
for other places I thought I'd better stick to an easier to use forum.

I am using a Compaq Presario M2000, with Windows XP Home Edition.

The problem is that when I use my computer (for 5 minutes or so) the fan
will start overheating. I have cleaned the fans recently, but I think it has
something to do with the power supply.

First, let me tell you that I have contacted Compaq "Help and Support" but
the website was absolute crap. When I had a live chat with someone at the
Help and Support centre, they redirected me to the Australian website,
because I come from Australia. As soon as I got to the Help and Support
centre, TADA! I just found myself back at the US site, where I was told to
go to the Australian website.

Second, here is the major problem, the part of the laptop that is
overheating, is right next to the battery, and the power supply is right next
to the fan!

I don't want to be taking the power plug off every 30 minutes, just to stop
my battery from catching fire.

Anyone know how to fix? Or at least another forum site?

I'm going to try ComputerHope.com

Once again, sorry for posting in the XP Newsgroups.

John.
--
The light at the end of the tunnel, is the sign of success.
 
Unread 03-02-2012, 10:28 PM   #8
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Re: Compaq Presario overheating?

I have the same problem. the fan starts to make really loud noise and then the computer just crashes (switches off)

I can describe the The type of noise sound as that similar to a small generator. at first the fan does not vibrate or make really loud noise. this happens after a while before it switches off.

Thermal pads, thermal grease. ? Is there a quick fix . what do i do?

thanks,john
 
 

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