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    Default HP Pavilion dv5 laptop overheating....

    Hi all,

    Have an HP Pavilion dv5. My friend wanted me to rebuild it for her. During the factory restore, the unit powered off and the case was extremely hot! So obviously a thermal issue. So i've dissmantled this beast and apart from a small about of dust, the fan and heat sink seem in pretty good condition. I'll lube the fan but is there anything else I can do to try and resolve the overheating issue or is this a known problem with this model? The CPU has thermal pads, do these "dry out"? Can you remove this and use thermal grease?

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5 laptop overheating....

    Was the fan working when you did the factory restore?


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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5 laptop overheating....

    There shouldnt be a problem with using thermal paste, I recommend arctic silver 5.


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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5 laptop overheating....

    Yeah, fan was working hard out to obviously try and cool it....
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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5 laptop overheating....

    Doesn't have the nvidia grahics chip does it?

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5 laptop overheating....

    Did you have it sitting on a tablecloth or bed etc?
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5 laptop overheating....

    I'll check tonight to see if it does CYaBro.
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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5 laptop overheating....

    Not good if it does as those are known to overheat and die.

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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5 laptop overheating....

    Did you have it sitting on a tablecloth or bed etc?
    Nope. Was sitting on a coffee table with a glass top.

    Not good if it does as those are known to overheat and die.
    Yea. Are those the models that you started to accumulate on your shelf at work?
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    Default Re: HP Pavilion dv5 laptop overheating....

    Quote Originally Posted by GR8Metal View Post

    Yea. Are those the models that you started to accumulate on your shelf at work?
    Yep plus many other models like the dv3000, dv6000 and many more.
    There is a way to fix them but most people opt to buy a new machine instead.

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