HP dv9000 Notebook

Discussion in 'HP' started by jcage, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. jcage

    jcage Guest

    I have a dv9000 HP laptop that has suddenly started to shut itself off
    after it's been on for a while. Last night, I was watching television
    on it in my dorm when it suddenly shut down. I believe this is heat
    related and am not sure what to do about it. The laptop is about 12
    months old, has a Vista OS, sets squarely on the desk with nothing
    under it (clothing, table clothes, etc). It was on for a little over
    an hour when this happened and it hasn't been all that hot here in the
    PNW these past days so... Anyone else have similar problems or know
    what I might do about it?

    thanks very much,

    jcage, Sep 18, 2008
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    ShadowTek Guest

    wrote in @x41g2000hsb.googlegroups.com:
    You could test for hardware stability by running a Memtest+86 boot disk. If
    you get any errors, then you'll know that you have a hardware problem.

    You could also try installing something like Speedfan for Windows, which
    will give you a good listing of your available temperature sensors. Once
    installed, you could try running a few stress tests to see what kind of
    temps are being generated.
    ShadowTek, Sep 18, 2008
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    AJ Lake Guest

    Have you checked your fan compartment? It may be clogged with dust. On my HP
    laptop (zd7000) there is a bottom panel for access to the compartment. My
    laptop has never shut down when it's clogged, but I sure know it because the
    fans will speed up much higher than normal.
    AJ Lake, Sep 18, 2008
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