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Hello guys,

 

I really hope you can help me with this problem i'm having with my latop. I'm using an LG S1 Pro Express Dual laptop (t7200 processor(s), x1600 256mb, 100gb hd,2gb ddr2 667mhz) on Win XP Pro SP2.

 

I noticed some months ago some serious overheating issues. It seems that the cause is that no air is blowing out of the side and that the fan speed is constant (slow)! LG has software to change the fan settings (silent mode (slow),normal (medium), and cool mode (fast)) but they do not work!

Sometimes if i switch from cool to normal the fan speeds up for a while, the only time i heard the fan really speed up was couple of seconds before shutdown after i overheated it a bit (to see if its a software issue) but havent been able to replicate it. Some history and things i've tried:

 

-Bought in Jan 2007

-Replaced blown speakers in 2008 EDIT: At an LG authorised technician

-Haven't formatted

-Probably has 2 years worth of dust in it

-EDIT: I vacuumed once the air duct on the side 2 months ago but it didnt help at all

 

-All drivers up to date (had to use Omega drivers for video card)

-Checked for malware with ActiveScan,NOD32,SpyBot,MBAM,Exterminate2 and nothing was found

-The laptop restarted once from overheating

 

Thanks in advance

Edited by yoo66

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Hello guys,

 

I really hope you can help me with this problem i'm having with my latop. I'm using an LG S1 Pro Express Dual laptop (t7200 processor(s), x1600 256mb, 100gb hd,2gb ddr2 667mhz) on Win XP Pro SP2.

 

I noticed some months ago some serious overheating issues. It seems that the cause is that no air is blowing out of the side and that the fan speed is constant (slow)! LG has software to change the fan settings (silent mode (slow),normal (medium), and cool mode (fast)) but they do not work!

Sometimes if i switch from cool to normal the fan speeds up for a while, the only time i heard the fan really speed up was couple of seconds before shutdown after i overheated it a bit (to see if its a software issue) but havent been able to replicate it. Some history and things i've tried:

 

-Bought in Jan 2007

-Replaced blown speakers in 2008 EDIT: At an LG authorised technician

-Haven't formatted

-Probably has 2 years worth of dust in it

-EDIT: I vacuumed once the air duct on the side 2 months ago but it didnt help at all

 

-All drivers up to date (had to use Omega drivers for video card)

-Checked for malware with ActiveScan,NOD32,SpyBot,MBAM,Exterminate2 and nothing was found

-The laptop restarted once from overheating

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Hard to find any info on this laptop. It appears to be Austrialian and all I could find is the user manual. First, never use a vaccuum to clean anything electronic. It builds static electricity and can kill your equipment. Use compressed air (buy it at a computer store) and hold fan blades still using a pencil, toothpick, etc. Does the bottom of the unit come apart far enough to let you use the compressed air?

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Hard to find any info on this laptop. It appears to be Austrialian and all I could find is the user manual. First, never use a vaccuum to clean anything electronic. It builds static electricity and can kill your equipment. Use compressed air (buy it at a computer store) and hold fan blades still using a pencil, toothpick, etc. Does the bottom of the unit come apart far enough to let you use the compressed air?

 

Thanks for the quick reply! I haven't tried to take apart the laptop so far (my dvdr drive is busted and can't backup anything) so until i get an external HDD i won't be taking any chances. My main question is why the fan stays slow even when overheating and speeds up only when switching modes (to the slower ones). I know the air duct could be obstructed by dust but still i dont see how that would interfere with fan speed.

 

EDIT:UPDATE: At last i found a program that shows the real cpu temps.. at normal browsing etc (0-10% load) the cpus are at 55-60c , after 3 mins of playing a cpu intensive game the max recorded was 87c. This is really worrying.

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Thanks for the quick reply! I haven't tried to take apart the laptop so far (my dvdr drive is busted and can't backup anything) so until i get an external HDD i won't be taking any chances. My main question is why the fan stays slow even when overheating and speeds up only when switching modes (to the slower ones). I know the air duct could be obstructed by dust but still i dont see how that would interfere with fan speed.

 

EDIT:UPDATE: At last i found a program that shows the real cpu temps.. at normal browsing etc (0-10% load) the cpus are at 55-60c , after 3 mins of playing a cpu intensive game the max recorded was 87c. This is really worrying.

 

 

You don't need an external HD to disassemble your laptop, just take the Hard Drive out. It is a step in disassembly anyway.

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You don't need an external HD to disassemble your laptop, just take the Hard Drive out. It is a step in disassembly anyway.

 

I was reffering to backing up data i have on the laptop HDD. Even though i have no problem with towers i haven't tried to mess with my laptop yet.

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Basically, as far as removing the hard drive goes, there is no difference, just the hardware configuration of course. Unscrew it and pull it out, you won't loose any data. I've worked on many dozens of laptops and taking out the hard drives is for the most part very easy, and painless....lol.

Try to go on line and find the disassembly instructions for it if you can.

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