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Well time moves on and Compaq laptops are STILL overheating or get uncomfortably hot - too hot for anyone's lap. its now 2011 and my daughter and i each have a compaq laptop and hers closes off when it overheats whereas mine gets hot and hotter!!! It gets so hot i can't stand it on my lap anylonger so i tip it onto its side on the bed and lie down to watch programmes etc. Typing is do-able but difficult.

As for using it only on a hard surface - ITS SOLD AND BOUGHT (in good faith) AS A LAPTOP - if i wanted to use it on a hard top eg table or desk i would have bought a desktop PC. But when i want to use it on the train, in the cafe, park or backseat of the car a PC is heavy to carry!!!!

 

A Laptop should never head out to burn peoples legs!!

 

Compaq should seriously think a redesign of the fan, battery and charger system - cooling them down - (the charger gets hot too).

 

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let me guess one of the compaq CQ series? or if its a hp one of the G series?

 

the ventelation on those is terrible and its common for the fan to clog to the point where it cant be cleaned without a partial strip down

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Yes a CQ70 Pesario. I've sent an email to COMPAQ complaints. Lets see (1) if I get a reply therefore acknowledgement of all these complaints in the forum past and present (2) see if they (or HP now) are prepared for a redesign that will impact the users instead of the quick profit gurus.

One can but try! If they are not aware they wont do anything will they - so I've told them now.

 

Thanks for the heads up re: the clogging of the fan too. Not had to do that yet but system restore yes. everything fine now except for the heattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt.

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Get yourself a can of compressed air and give the fan/vents a good blast while the laptop's off. I had a laptop in for reinstall the other day and it kept just shutting down, eventually stripped the back panel off and gave the fan a good blast clear and things improved immediatly!

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but with the cq desgin the fluff tends to jam into solid balls that air cant shift

 

trust me im doing around 5 - 6 stripdowns a week to clear these

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Despite the name, a 'Laptop' is not designed to be used on a persons lap, as the positioning of the legs will often block the fans and thus cause units to overheat, and raises issues for potentially burning if it's on bare skin.

 

If you do use the notebook (the new name for laptop) on a flat and hard surface, does it still overheat?

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  • 8 months later...

please stop resurecting old threads to give the same advice to several differnt people

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  • 6 months later...

compaq CQ- and HP DV- have very poor heatsinks. If you are willing to open them up you can place a square copper sheet between the processor and heatsink with therming gel which can lower temps by 10deg. There are videos on youtube somewhere.

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or just use artic silver paste.

or just clean the fan occasionally.

 

and the DV series is a Nvidea chipset which is a differnt issue and a known one admited by hp at that

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