HP/Compaq :: DV2 Replace Cooling Pads

May 12, 2009

I checked out the service manual, to read up on disassembly. Thinking about opening my notebook up and removing the heat pads and replacing them with copper shims to reduce heat. that is, unless someone can find a way to downclock the GPU for cooling purposes... But I'd like to get it cooler so the fan won't have to run all the time.

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Apple :: Effectiveness Of Cooling Pads On Unibody Macbooks

Jan 10, 2010

My friend has a 15'' unibody Macbook Pro. He's thinking about getting a cooling pad for it, and he asked me for suggestions. I said that I really couldn't advise him as Macbooks aren't built like regular laptops with the fans on the bottom. Even still, would a traditional active cooling pad lower temperatures by any significant amount, or would it not be worth it. I would usually advise anyone who asks to get a large all metal cooling pad, but if it's not going to do that much, I don't want him to waste his money.

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Dell :: Inspiron B120 Cooling Fan Replace

Sep 16, 2009

I need to replace the cooling fan on my dell inspiron b120 but I have one question.... do I need to do any programming after I'm done with the job? or I just need to turn on my pc and its going to start working like always?

I need to take everything apart to get to the cooling fan, that includes, taking the hard drive off, the keyboard, speakers, dvd room...

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HP/Compaq :: Is The 8730w Or 8530w Lid Really Scratch Resistant To Wool Pads

Mar 8, 2009

ANyone tried scrtching the lid with a wool pad ?

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Dell :: How Works This Fan Pads Usb With A Xps1530?

Jan 19, 2009

i would like to know if somebody use or try this kind of fan pad usb with a dell xps 1530? ...

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Dell :: Removing Those Thermal Pads On M90 Graphics Cards

Mar 18, 2009

Can I remove those pads and use AS5 in place of them or no?

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HP/Compaq :: CQ50- GPU Cooling

Apr 29, 2009

my laptop runs extraordinarily hot (I believe it was a faulty fan/heatsink assembly.) So I purchased a replacement, opened up the laptop and replaced it.

Now I get underload temps Up to 94C on GPU (and around 80 on CPU -

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HP/Compaq :: Pavilion DV5- Cooling

Jan 30, 2009

despite the fact that it can only use 3 of its 4 gigs of RAM, I still love my new DV5.

There's only one, tiny kink...

It's getting hot. Very hot. My hands aren't burning, but I can feel the heat in my palms.

Speedfan readings:
Core 0: Average temperature's around 47C
Core 1: Avg. Temp. is 49C
GPU: Here's the real problem. IT'S ON FREAKING 54C!!!

These temperatures are bloody DANGEROUS. And I'm going to be using this for gaming.

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HP/Compaq :: DV3T Cooling Pad

Oct 16, 2009

I just got my DV3T. I noticed that the cooling pad I currently have will not work with this laptop since it sucks air from under the laptop, while the DV3T sucks the air from under the laptop and blows it out the side.

So are there any cooling pads that work well with the DV3T? Ones that blow air from the bottom to the top?

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HP/Compaq :: HP 6930p Palm Rest Cooling Pad

Oct 15, 2009

I just got a new 6930p. It's rather warm on the left side where the palm would rest and causes a rather big discomfort.

Is there any type of cooling pad that would cool it down?

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HP/Compaq :: DV5T: 12 Cell Battery Or Cooling Pad

Jan 12, 2009

The DV5T is one of two notebooks that I'm considering and I have a question related to the heat while gaming. Many have recommended a cooling pad, and many also suggest simply raising the notebook .5-1" in the back. With the natural lift of the 12 cell battery, would the cooling pad still be necessary for long gaming runs? I don't want to pay the extra $20 for the 12 cell only for minimal cooling gains and still needing to buy a cooling pad. Or is it cooling pads are highly recommending for all laptops when gaming?

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HP/Compaq :: ENVY Series Cooling + Gaming-ability

May 28, 2010

Can any ENVY owners (any model is fine), comment on the cooling system, hardware temperatures, physical temperatures, etc.? And if anyone knows about the cooling system/features/vents for the ENVY 14.

Also, compare ENVY's gamingability to the m11x, MSI GE600 or MSI GX640, if possible.

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HP/Compaq :: 8530p Replace Fan

Jan 29, 2009

Very nice machine in every other aspect, except for the noisy fan that I've learned from reading here and elsewhere that HP does not recognize as a problem.

So, I'm thinking of replacing it myself. Can I do that without voiding my warranty? What about having an authorized HP repair center do it for me, if I shell out for the fan myself?

what fan to use? And is there a service manual around?

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HP/Compaq :: Replace HDD Fromdv4 1242 Tx

May 4, 2009

I have HP pavilion dv 4 1242 tx laptop. I have 320 GB HDD and want to replace with 500 GB HDD. I tried to open the HDD cover from back and I saw HDD in small caddy in which HDD was placed.

I do not know how to procedure further as I am afraid i might damage the inbuilt HDD during removal.

I need procedure on how to remove hdd from caddy with proper tips and precaution to be taken while doing so.

Currently having Fujitsu HDD.Also suggest me which HDD brand to go for?

I need HDD which is quiet and no clicking or any type of noise.

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HP/Compaq :: What Drive To Replace DVD-RW In NX9420

Jul 19, 2009

to figure the mess that are DVD laptop model numbers? I assume from the past that the bay in my NX9420 is a 9.5mm multi-bay II, yes?

I was going to grab a UJ-852 drive as it is listed as compatible with the NW9440...and near as I recall the only difference between the two models was the graphics card options and the included warranties.

My NX9420 has been running pretty much 24/7 since I bought in in around in early 2007.

Been through three HDD upgrades and now at 500GB, 4GB RAM...still plugging along wonderfully. Until the DVD drive started popping open just because...I finally had enough, took it out, opened it up and the danged front ribbon cable was so weakened it just fell apart in the middle at the bend...soooo, no real hope of repair so I felt it best to just upgrade the drive to something newer...hence does the UJ-852 and will it fit...I truly have looked, emailed vendors and cannot seem to figure out of the drives are only for the external Multi-bay II or I can remove any attached adapter and use the old mounting bracket then slide it into the bay and be done...maybe a new drive but nothing more...

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HP/Compaq :: Replace Laptop DVD Burner

Feb 1, 2010

My sister has a HP laptop with a bad DVD burner, it won't burn and it makes a grinding sound whenever a disk is in the drive. I don't know the model, anyway it's still under warranty and I'm wonder if she will have to send the laptop back in order for them to replace it. Sending it back is a big no no, and I can replace the drive myself.

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HP/Compaq :: Which Motherboard Do I Buy To Replace My Broken One

Jul 29, 2009

I have a DV9000, 17inch. A number (that I think is significant) 439112-001 is on the bottom of the laptop.

I need to buy a refurbished/spare part motherboard to replace the one that died in my other computer, but I can't figure out which one to buy. At first I thought it was as simple as buying a used DV9000 laptop or motherboard, but apparently not only does the screen size (13 vs 19 inch) matter, but also a number.

I see numbers on ebay with stuff like "447983-001"--that's why I thought that one number on the bottom of mine was important. But I can't find that number on any motherboard on ebay, and it only turns up 300 pages on google, which leads me to believe it isn't the right number.

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HP/Compaq :: Replace M1330 With Dv5t

Jan 7, 2009

I have an opportunity to buy an HP DV5-1157CA in Canada for a great price:


It's a 15.4" which makes it bigger obviously than the m1330.

Centrino 2/Montevino platform
4 GB vs. 3GB that I have
9600M GT vs. 8400M GS
possible avoidance of future GPU problems
great clearance price of $997 Canadian

bigger form factor
plastic chassis vs. magnesium alloy and aluminum
lower battery life
no fingerprint reader
still an Nvidia GPU (can we trust Nvidia anymore)
2 Ghz P7350 vs. 2.4 Ghz T8300

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HP/Compaq :: What Happens When You Replace The Base Enclosure

Sep 28, 2009

If your base enclosure (the bottom chassis cover) gets accidentally damaged, what happens to the service tag when you replace that part yourself?

You see, that part carries the service tag on it for warranty purposes. I know the mobo is also tagged (tattoo'd) with the service tag info, but then what happens if the mobo dies, and you have replaced the bottom cover?

My guess is that you could peel off the service tag from the old part and somehow glue it onto the new one, which wouldn't be very nice.

Also what would HP do if they were carrying out the repair?

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HP/Compaq :: Dv4-1125nr Upgrade Or Replace

Jun 9, 2009

I got an hp dv4 for christmas '08 and i really love the portability of the computer, 14 inches is perfect, but its gaming capabilities are shot bc of the integrated graphics. My parents bought the laptop to surprise me, but they don't really know much about computers and thought it would be good for games. I am wondering is there any possible upgrade available that would be cheaper than getting a whole new laptop?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Dv6000 Screen Replace

Aug 7, 2009

I recently aquired damage to my laptop screen, an HP dv6000 with a 14.1 inch (wide) screen. I am looking to purchase a new one, however the 'specs' or details of the screen (ex. Video connector info, backlight type) are way out of my realm of understanding.

Before I purchase a new screen, I would like to make sure it is completely compatible with my laptop. How am I able to determine this?

Also, what is the esthetic/quality difference between Glossy and Matte type screens?

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HP/Compaq :: Replace 1.8-inch Hardisk For 2530p

Feb 20, 2009

I just bought a 2530p, with 1.8-inch 120GB hardisk. The partition is assigned as below.

- 101GB for C:
- 9GB for D: (HP_Recovery )
- 1GB for F: (HP_Tools)

I would like to replace existing 120GB HD with larger one, and would like to ask some question.

1. what is the largest size of 1.8-inch hardisk for 2530p? I refer to "Service and maintenance information" manual, the hardisk size seems only up to 160GB, could I installed 260GB or even larger hardisk?

2. Is it neceessary to keep the partition of HP_Tools or HP_recovery?
(if I delete the partition 'HP_Tools' or 'HP_recvoery', can the OS be booted up?)

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HP/Compaq :: Replace Cracked Screen ForDV6500

May 25, 2009

Screen on a HP DV6500 cracked and need to replace it.

I have been searching online and found some good instructional sites and videos, and I think I can do this by myself.

Is is safe to buy screens on eBay? eBay saves me about $150 if I but it there...should I go for it or can anyone refer me some where else.

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HP/Compaq :: Best Way To Replace HD In New Computer: Clone Or Re-install

Feb 12, 2009

I've got an HDX 16t due to ship next week (if those chinese factory workers aren't slacking off! ) and I plan on replacing the 5400 RPM HD with a 7200 RPM HD.

What's the best way to accomplish this hard drive switch? I figured I'd just install Vista and the required drivers on the new hard drive but I've read that some people clone the existing hard drive onto the new hard drive.

While that sounds easier will it result in a reliable install?

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HP/Compaq :: Replace LCD Screen Or Entire Display Panel

May 19, 2009

i just found this forum and it seems like you guys could help me answer this question. i have a dv2000 laptop i bought about 2 years ago and the screen has started to mess up. essentially it has two problems.

1. there is always a vertical line about a pixel thick that stays a yellow color. no matter what is on the screen, the line is always yellow. if i bend the display panel a bit it disappears but comes back as soon as i let go.

2. when i open and close the laptop to adjust the screen angle, the screen starts flickering with these white lines. i have to keep messing around with the screen (moving it back and forth) for it to come back to normal. im not sure if a cable is loose or maybe broken.

im assuming that i need to replace the entire display panel but im not sure if i can get away with just buying the lcd screen and replacing it. i can probably get rid of the yellow line on the screen but i think the flickering is caused by something else. could it be a loose cable that i just need to fix?

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HP/Compaq :: How To Replace Broken Hinge InPavilion Dv9000 Notebook

Sep 2, 2009

Broken left hinge is a known problem in HP Pavilion dv9000/dv9100/dv9200/dv9400 notebooks.

HP was fixing this issue at no charge but not anymore. The warranty program has expired on May 31, 2009.

I just finished step-by-step repair instructions.

Check it our here: How to replace broken left hinge in HP Pavilion dv9000

Make sure to use correct hinges. They are different for LCDs with single lamp and LCDs with dual lamp.

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HP/Compaq :: Can You Replace The Synaptics Touchpad On Presario V2402 (V2000)

Jan 20, 2010

Somehow my Synaptics Touchpad on my Compaq V2000 (Model 2402) got zapped today and will not power on at all. This is different than the usual driver problem that makes you think it is turned off. I was tightening up a screw that is close to the pad itself while it was running and the notebook suddenly just turned off. Everything is fine but the touchpad will not power on. It was getting pretty useless regardless. I have been using a regular usb mouse most of the time for almost a year now but still need the touchpad for the obvious. ANyone here replace their pad? I haven't found one used or new yet.

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HP/Compaq :: Replace The LCD Screen, Keyboard Bezel And Outer Chrome Cover OnHDX 16t

Apr 25, 2010

I have the 16.0" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p) and the outside glass has couple marks on it. I would like to replace this.

Where can I find brand new replacement parts?

Also, I need to replace the keyboard, chrome keyboard bezel and outer chrome cover (on the left hand side of the laptop, around the VGA port). Where can I find brand new replacement parts?

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HP Compaq CQ58 OS/Software :: How To Replace Windows 8 With Windows 7

Jul 1, 2014

Yesterday I bought a Compaq CQ58 with Windows 8 on it. I would like to buy Windows 7 to replace Windows 8 with. But:
1. Is it posible to change 8 to 7 on my CQ58 notebook?
2. And if so, can I still have the default HP programs on it? 
3. And if so, how?

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Dell :: Too Much Cooling

Feb 5, 2009

I was thinking of making my own notebook cooler, one with a fan directly over the air intake.

I was wondering if too much air going into the intake will spoil the fan inside, kinda like the air is moving faster than the internal fan can handle.

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