** Update – See bottom of this article **
HP dv6000 GPU Repair
Power lights, media bar lights but no display? Black Screen?
Black Screen when tested with an external monitor?
A very, very common failure in these HP DV Series laptops! They were built by HP with a well known cooling design defect.
1 – HP & Nvidia manufacturing cooling/overheat defect.
2 – Lack of preventive maintenance & proper use by the owner.
More to the explanation of the problem near bottom of page.
HP Overheated GPU Failure Symptoms:
– Power lights on, media bar lights on, no display, black screen.
– Power lights on, media bar lights flash on & off, no display, black screen.
– Power lights on, media bar lights flash on & off, laptop beeps, no display, black screen.
– Power lights flash and laptop turns right off.
– Laptop Turns On, Boots Up, But Randomly Turns Off – Overheating
Gateway M Series 1617 Overheating
To get to the fan & heatsink is easy on this laptop. Remove one panel off back, and you now have easy access to cooling fan & heatsink components on this laptop. Unlike most laptops you have to “tear down” completely.
I cleaned the fan, removed the fan housing and clean the heatsink exhaust vent from dust buildup, cleaned the CPU and applied fresh Arctic Cooling MX2 thermal compound.
After new hard drive install, and Windows 7 operating system. The Gateway still booted up operating at 75-80 celsius, and it continued to idle at that temperature for an hour. Still way to hot for idle temp! Keep in mind the fan was cleaned, AND the fan was running high speed, and loud. Flip the laptop over and took another good look at that access panel.
The only cool air intake sits to the far left on this panel, about 2″ away from fan. This intake was covered with mesh material acting as a filter, but also restricts air flow. What little air was pulling through this intake passed over the memory, passed over the hot video graphics chip.
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Heat build up in every laptop is a problem. With current laptops being built with Duo, Triple and Quad core processors they should not be called “laptops” anymore. For they are to hot for using on your laptop. Actually laptops should NOT be used on your laptop, for this blocks off the cool air intake vent on the bottom of laptop.
HP dv2000 fan
Heat is the ultimate death in all electronics, more so in laptops. Follow these simple tips to keep your laptops cool, and prolong the life of the laptop & hard drive in general.
The main cause of overheating in laptops, is what you see here in photo to the right >>>>
Laptop Overheating Symptoms:
- Keyboard, Bottom Base Of Laptop Extremely Hot
- Laptop Randomly Shuts Down On It’s Own
If it is shutting down on it’s own, DO NOT try and run this laptop, you need to get it checked out and repaired!
The automatic shutdown is a built in thermal protection feature, in protecting the laptops CPU & Motherboard from damage.
Other than fixing the main cause for the overheat or hot laptop, following the below list will help you keep laptop cooling system clean and running good temperatures: