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Topic # 204293 25-Sep-2016 20:31
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I've got an HP laptop (i5, 4GB ram, discrete Radeon graphics) and the onboard fan has stopped. I get an error message when I boot up and while I can still use the laptop it does get very hot and likely to get worse as we approach summer. 

 

I've looked on youtube on how to replace the fan and it involves a bit more dismantling of the laptop which are beyond my skills.

 

Is it worth getting it fixed? Given I can get similar specced used laptops for around $200 I'm not sure if it's worth paying someone to fix it.

 

I am considering buying a USB cooling pad similar to http://www.ebay.com/itm/Folding-colorful-USB2-0-Laptop-Notebook-2-Fans-Cooler-Cooling-Pad-CC-/161845188437 for under $4 which might help. The laptop spends most of the time on a table. 

 

 

 

Failing that, anyone got a cheap laptop for sale?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1640390 25-Sep-2016 21:49
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You will probably cringe at this but here goes....

 

I did this non invasive mod for an older HP laptop with a very noise fan.

 

I got a 5V 40 or 50mm slim fan and glued it over the bottom laptop fan vent

 

Made up a USB connector to power the fan.

 

Glued 4 wooden feet on the bottom of of the laptop to give the fan some breathing space.

 

Because the internal fan still rotated I put an unfolded paper clip thru the side vents and into the fan.

 

You still have to press enter or whatever to bypass the BIOS fan warning.

 

Happy family computer user... No complaints about the price... Has been going for over a year now...

 

 





Gordy


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  Reply # 1640393 25-Sep-2016 21:52
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Hey dude, where abouts are you located?

 

What is your HP notebook model number?

 

This is typically an easy job for HP Laptops :)




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  Reply # 1640396 25-Sep-2016 21:54
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zCelicaDude:

 

Hey dude, where abouts are you located?

 

What is your HP notebook model number?

 

This is typically an easy job for HP Laptops :)

 

 

 

 

I'm in Hamilton. Model is HP G6-1319TX

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1640426 25-Sep-2016 23:25
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Ok, Your laptop can indeed be fixed, it does have to be pulled apart, however nothing major.

 

I've worked on HP Laptops for several years replacing all aspects of them, I used to work at a large NZ corporate with approx 500 HP laptops in circulation at any point.

 

If you had the original box and or suitable packaging material, send it on up to Auckland, I'll fix it within a day or two and send it straight back.

 

 

 

Costs would be parts and labour would be charged @ a box of beer rate :)

 

 

 

Let me know.




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  Reply # 1640926 26-Sep-2016 20:52
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zCelicaDude:

 

Ok, Your laptop can indeed be fixed, it does have to be pulled apart, however nothing major.

 

I've worked on HP Laptops for several years replacing all aspects of them, I used to work at a large NZ corporate with approx 500 HP laptops in circulation at any point.

 

If you had the original box and or suitable packaging material, send it on up to Auckland, I'll fix it within a day or two and send it straight back.

 

 

 

Costs would be parts and labour would be charged @ a box of beer rate :)

 

 

 

Let me know.

 

 

 

 

I'm going to take you up on that offer - I'll PM you.

 


Cheers

 

 

 

 

 

Colin


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