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overheating laptop


Eddie 2425

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I use my laptop on a desk normally,have used it on my lap, recently I have noticed it getting very hot both on the desk and on the lap, so hot that I cant keep it on my lap, the fans are extremely noisy when this happens obviously working overtime, whats at fault please the fan? or something else Eddie

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robinofloxley

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So are you fixing it or returning it?

For future use anyway the hp/compaq site is usually very good in my experience.

However G62-04sa is not recognised. Check or pick one from your series.

G62 Models

G62 Maintenance and Service Guide pdf

Your G62 will be very similar to a Compaq CQ62 which is not so much different from my CQ61.

I fixed my fan a few months ago, it was noisy and sticking.

All screws underneath have an embossed triangle or keyboard mark (+1 screw with a DVD icon) Some screws are under the battery.

Remove all access panels underneath. Remove them all except dvd. Lever keyboard up gently with fingernails. (or rounded end of a flat 6" steel ruler or similar. Screwdriver tends to chew plastic) Unlatch and disconnect. Recommended on mine: Remove HDD. Disconnect Wi-fi cables and pull them thru, Continue disassembly from the top, you do not remove base. Everything is removed from it. eg Keyboard bezel, laptop top cover (loosen a screw for that I think and its a bit tricky to pop the latches apart all the way round.

When you get to the fan, remove 4 x tiny screws holding metal plate to gain access to the blades and fan properly. I did not remove the copper heat sink assy etc. I was able to pull the fan blades off their axis (it is not only held by magnetized coils) 2 drops of 3-in-1 oils for me into the axis sleeve and a good clean sorted me out.

Good luck if you go in.

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Eddie 2425

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Hi Robin on my previous thread i did say it has now gone back to the shop, after taking out all the screws including the ones under the battery, I think panic set in,but having now looked on the net and reading your reply I think I should have gone that little bit further, it was trying to prize the cover off that was where I got stuck, and didn't want to force it. Appreciate your input Eddie

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Eddie 2425

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here is a link to my laptop, although this is refurbished mine was new when purchased Eddie http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-g62-a04sa-15-6-refurbished-laptop-red-07576507-pdt.html?srcid=198&gclid=CPj8zfiivakCFYFB4Qod6ViSeQ

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robinofloxley

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No worries. I read your post as 'gone back' and then mistakenly read ongoing as 'not gone back yet'.

Info maybe of future use.

I also sweated a bit getting my two halves apart until the first tab popped open and I could see how it worked.

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Eddie 2425

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Thanks Robin I think after reading the info after it had gone into the shop that I was trying to take it to bits from the base instead of taking the keypad out, oh well live and learn, thanks for everyones help Eddie

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