Compaq presario v2000 not turning on

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October 28, 2009 at 16:21:34
Specs: Windows XP
I have a compaq presario v2000 with a mobile AMD sempron processor. I'm sure u've heard all the horror stories about those laptops and how they overheat or just suddenly stop working. Well, mine did the same thing, one night while watching a dvd the laptop got very hot, and when i went to move it, it shut off. I'ts done this before. several times i've had to take it apart and clean out the fan/heatsink. I never put any thermal paste between the heatsink/cpu, but i wish i had now. now i've been playing around with the laptop taking it apart and checking to see if i can find what hardware component went bad. I don't know weather its a motherboard issue or if its a cpu issue. I honestly don't know if those components can be tested as everything is surface mounted except the CPU. I'm certain its a motherboard/processor problem but i don't know which. Is there anyway to test those or will i just have to replace one and then if that doesn't work replace the other? The motherboard w/o CPU on ebay runs around 70 bucks, not bad considering most of them come with a 2 month warranty. CPU's are a bit trickier, I have found 1 on ebay that had less power then the one i currently have for 1 dollar used, no warranty. Any help on this subject would be great. THANKS! :-/

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January 20, 2010 at 00:43:53
K, The less power on the CPU would be great, because it will produce less heat, but it will have a little impact on the performance of your computer but its better then frying your motherboard, And if i was you i would look for a better fan. you can get really good fans with LCD lights that make your computer looked modded, The Faster the RPMs of your fan is the Cooler your system will be, And another way of Keeping your labtop cool is Putting a book under it, Keeping your fan Uncovered, Also. If you Use your labtop on your bed or anything with lint, the lint will clogg up your fan and make it hard for your fan to spin, sometimes it even quits spinning, On my Dell Insiprion 1525 the fan was clogged right up with lint so beware. There is also Software On the internet to Control your fan speed, but you can easily Burn you fan out so becareful, and btw Compaq Preasrios have a aweful Motherboard There cheap labtops

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