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HP Probook 4520s shutting down.

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My friend owns a HP ProBook 4520s for more than a year now and yesterday it turned off. It happened when we were playing dotA and completely destroyed the match mad.gif. When it turns off the back side of the laptop it's very hot. I think its because of overheating. It has no vents on the backside so will cooling pads work or will changing TIM work?
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Someone?
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Here's the problem.

Most laptops have a cooling system where the fan exhausts through a fin looking metal heatsink. The problem is the space between the fins is really thin and dust gets stuck there.



So what you should do is take apart the laptop, remove the CPU/GPU heatsink, clean out the fan exhaust for dust and while you're at it, replace the thermal paste. You won't have the shutting down problem anymore. But act fast because if you run it hot like that, it'll damage it more.
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i used to have a probook as well with an AMD chip. got so hot after about a year and half of use and started shutting down as well. Air blasted it couple times through the side vent but didn't help. Also after reading through the PDF off of HP website it was pain to take apart so handed it over to my parents who only web surfs and got thinkpad.

oh and the cooling pad only prolongs the overheating issue. it'll still overheat and shut down anyhow.
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