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Post dangerous temps
heya, im going to send my laptop back to the shop even though it hasnt failed yet, on the grounds its a dangerous good, getting up to 98 degrees celcius. on that topic somewhere around here about underclocking and temperatures you say 80+ report to some organisation as a dangerous product, i cant remember what that organisation was, anyway, i live in NZ and we dont have said organisation so i was wondering who i report it too, if at all.


Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:45 pm Profile

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Post Re: dangerous temps
is there any way i can cause my laptop to fail?? its been 'repaired' but its getting ludicrously high temps but unfortunatly the repair place says 'each laptop has its own operating temp', 'we will only fix it if its failed'.

complete BS, no laptop is designed to run at 98 degrees.

also any help with my post above.


Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:07 pm Profile
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Post Re: dangerous temps
I wouldn't advocate doing anything to intentionally fail it, as that would essentially be cheating the system and there would be log of it here, so HP might invalidate that.

That being said, most people start getting failures when the fan gets clogged and cannot help get the heat to vent out, so all of the heat stays inside the laptop... I would avoid letting anything block the exhaust vents that would completely stop airflow (such as tape), or surely your laptop might overheat again and fail.

Again, do NOT block the exhaust vents.


Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:29 pm Profile

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Post Re: dangerous temps
im a bit scared of clogging the vents but i did do a longer test the same as the one i gto to 98 degrees on.

i got up to 105 and it plateaued. thats with it just sitting on a desk with nothing around it and the battery taken out running from the AC.


hopefully i scared the shop with the 'would you rather paying reparations for loss of life or house, or repace my laptop??' lol. sent them the log of it getting up to 105.

What im thinking theyve done is do the youtube repair jobs (not sure how i can tell if they have) instead of actually replacing the mainboard


Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:10 pm Profile

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Post Re: dangerous temps
any instructions on how to open up the dv9700?? id like to see if theres a coin on my gpu LOL. also to mark the mainboard on a corner so i know if they replace it next time


Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:34 pm Profile
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Post Re: dangerous temps
Please edit your post in the future, rather than post twice. It helps reduce clutter.

As far as opening it up, yes, it's available on HP's site. If you're not proficient at this, though, it can have dangerous results. Someone who worked on computers opened up a laptop for one of our members, but he didn't know how to work with notebooks. The consequence was that every connector inside had nearly been broken (the notebook-related ones). Was hoping the machine was dead and a simple reflow (the youtube fix) would work. You could just as easily place a mark around the RAM/Wireless card, since those are easy ways to access the motherboard without disassembling the entire thing. I'd verify with someone who's more experienced about "how" to mark it.

As far as a coin, I don't think there's room for a coin on the GPU (after opening this model). They likely could have done a reflow on it, but you won't really know, even if you open it. The coin doesn't really do much on these machines -- the dv9500 and later (that I've opened and seen) actually have somewhat "proper" cooling techniques, in that they have a heatsink built-in, that doesn't suck as bad as others. Things like the tablet laptops and the smaller machines (dv4, dv2, dv6, and earlier dv9, and tx1 series) don't have adequate venting or heatsinks.


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Post Re: dangerous temps
originalmasman wrote:
any instructions on how to open up the dv9700?? id like to see if theres a coin on my gpu LOL. also to mark the mainboard on a corner so i know if they replace it next time


Don't use coin, it is too thick and inadequate for the job, you'll need a copper skim, make sure you get one of the correct height (ebay). If the system has an intel cpu make sure you get it on the GPU and not the northbridge (i got a dv9000 off ebay and the coin was on the northbridge, epic fail)

You'll also need to take extra care in making sure that once you have placed the copper shim between the heatsink and the gpu that the heatsink is still touching the gpu's ram or it'll end up overheating and you'll end up with garbage on the screen. At the same time you need to make sure the copper shim is not too thin to avoid the heatsink resting on the gpu's ram and leaving a gap between the gpu and the heatsink. Its a bit tricky to get right. It is most likely the reason why hp used the thermal interface pads in in the first place, the can't afford to have laptops returned in the first 12months.

You will of course need thermal paste, i recommend arctic silver ceramique, did an excellent job. My current gpu tems are 53°C for an 8600GS, but i'm not running anything very intensive, and the intel bios seems to be very fan friendly. It was never this bad with the amd system. It was a lot quieter.


Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:19 am Profile

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Post Re: dangerous temps
i have no intention of performing a half arsed fixed on a faulty by manufacture laptop. they stuffed it they fix it.

dont know why people actually fix it themselves, its HP's fault not theirs


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