Simple tips to fix overheating issues on HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook
Your HP Pavilion notebook is just like a notebook from any other brand and is prone to an occasional error – overheating is just one to name.
The overheating issue isn’t specific to a brand; it is a common issue that almost every notebook faces, some or the other period in its lifetime. Overheating can occur due to a number of reasons and if not taken care of at the right time, this has the potential to gravely damage your HP Pavilion dv6 and spoil it beyond repair. So, if you’ve faced this issue lately with your notebook, it will be a good chance to troubleshoot the issue now. For you to completely come out of this situation, we have highlighted below the reasons, the tips and fixes that you’ll find handy.
For those of you who’ve not yet faced this issue, but are reading this post either because you own a HP Pavilion dv6 yourself or because you want to learn about this problem, here’re the signs that tell you that your notebook’s encountering the overheating issue.
Signs of an overheating HP Pavilion dv6
- Your operating system conks off suddenly
- Mouse, keyboard and other peripherals freeze or stop responding
- Games stop responding
- The spinning of the notebook’s fans is audible
- The notebook’s case is unbearably hot even if you have just booted it
What causes the HP Pavilion notebook to overheat?
Typically, low or bad airing conditions in the room in which the notebook is placed causes it to overheat. If the room temperature is high, it may result in the notebook overheating unusually. Also, if there is dust in its vents, which may have accumulated due to travel or since you haven’t cleared it in a long time, the device will overheat. In addition, if the notebook cooling fan isn’t working properly or is damaged, it will lead it to overheat.
Tips to fix the overheating issue
Some of the tricks shared here are simple and can be done even by beginners. However, some others may require precision too. So, before you apply the steps, watch out…
Tip: Before you try any of these steps, ensure that the notebook is shut down and unplugged from its power source. If possible, backup important data stored in the device.
- Take a compressed air can to blow off the dust accumulated in and around the vents.
- Repeat this activity near the rear vent as well as on the side vents too.
- If you had placed the device away from the cooling source in the room, relocate it.
- Ensure that the room is well ventilated and cool enough to prevent the device from overheating.
- Place it on a sturdy surface rather than on a couch or bed.
- Use HP CoolSense Technology to change the temperature on your notebook and set it at a preferable one.
- Look for BIOS updates in HP official website. If there’s one available, install it on your notebook.
- Buy an external laptop fan to provide additional cooling to the device if the ambience is too hot for it.
Remember, these aren’t a one-time activity; rather, you need to follow up on these regularly. Keeping the vents clean, keeping the device in a cool room and shutting it down when not in use for longer periods can go a long way to prevent it from overheating. And, if you are still facing issues or you aren’t able to replicate the above mentioned steps yourself, do not forget to call us on our toll free number…