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Hello guys I need some info and comments on this. My wife's laptop it's about 3 years old; now for the last couple months the fan were working non stop, this was bugging me, because I was afraid it would make hardware failure in the future. So I use a air dust can to try to clean it out, it did not solved the problem, the sound of the fan was loud, like when on a desktop computer, your fan spin at IE: 500rpm and if goes on load and it get hotter it would spin at IE: 2000rpm. So this seems to be under load on 2000rpm all day long. Now couple days ago I was so annoyed by how loud this was, and I tried to give a shot to take it apart, so I unscrewed the back of the computer thinking that I could remove the back panel and easily clean it from there. LOL I was wrong, nothing came apart until I saw a video on youtube on how to actually take it apart, I saw the guy removing everything (screen, keyboard, motherboard) so I thought I would never get it to that point and if I did I would never put it back together.
My wife whats a reality show online (BBB) so the computer is on all day when she is home, so yesterday the computer went crazy, it shutoff, but all the lights started to flash, so I removed from the power source and the battery, and I noticed it was burning, I let it cool down for 15 minutes and tried to turn it again, this time the fan did not start, so I was like great now I wont have other choice other than open it, so I went to the same online video I saw the other day, and started to work my way into the cpu fan, when I got the heat sink with the fan out, it was so much dust on the heat sink like a sponge of dust blocking all the exist of the heat sink. So I cleaned everything, applied new thermal paste (by the way the thermal paste was hard as a rock, so I used a product to remove the old paste), but when cleaning the fan I broke one of the blades. How bad can it be? Is there a problem with the fan working without one blade? So I placed a order for another fan on ebay already for $15, but my wife wants the computer working, so I put together with this fan for now, so it took me 3 hours to take it apart and put it back together, so when I finally turned the computer on, the fan did not work. =/
I was tired and angry so I went to bed, so today I turned the computer on again, and I left it there... After few minutes the fan started to work for about 30 sec. I was like wow it's working, maybe laptop computers fan only turn on when needed, and then I complete shutoff when not?

So sorry for the long story, no need to read all this crap lol... here are my questions:

Does laptop fans stop complete when not needed, or it should at least spin in a lower rpm, like desktops does?
It's ok to run the computer with the fan missing one blade, until I get the replacement? I'm thinking it should be fine, as the computer itself now with the heatsink clean and fan clean it's running much cooler.

My wife wanted to get a new laptop thinking this one was gone, she wanted a Mac because the looks of it, but I have been always a Windows fan, it's a Mac worth, price/performance, or should we stick with windows?


Thanks in advance....
Edited by Moskito - 3/2/11 at 11:48am
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Does laptop fans stop complete when not needed, or it should at least spin in a lower rpm, like desktops does?
It's ok to run the computer with the fan missing one blade, until I get the replacement? I'm thinking it should be fine, as the computer itself now with the heatsink clean and fan clean it's running much cooler.

My wife wanted to get a new laptop thinking this one was gone, she wanted a Mac because the looks of it, but I have been always a Windows fan, it's a Mac worth, price/performance, or should we stick with windows?

1.On rare models it can shut off, but in 95% of the cases it turns slowly. On the D6000 it turns slowly, I also had one until 1,5 years ago.
2.The airflow is affected, and the balance of the propeller is affected also. You may loose much of the fan air pressure and the fan may rattle and vibrate. If you can't use a monitoring software like Speedfan to read the temps, then you shouldn't use it like that. If CPU temp is below 70°C then you're oke.
3.Adding a 15$ notebook cooler can help. D6000s were of shoddy quality the web is full of them with burnt motherboards (due to overheating); I sold mine while it still worked.
4.An HP Envy 14 may be a better choice, or a Dell Studio 14/17. there's no comparison between MBP's build quality and a d6000, but even in the PC world you can do much better. A dual core SandyBridge lappy could be a good idea. This is a nice alternative if you're searching for an entry level lappy w/ bluray.
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Get a new laptop.

Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Apple products will suffice. I'd recommend not getting one of the cheapest models and look for one with a good warranty.

I would say that Apples build quality is certainly better than most though you're going to pay for it.
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1.On rare models it can shut off, but in 95% of the cases it turns slowly. On the D6000 it turns slowly, I also had one until 1,5 years ago.
2.The airflow is affected, and the balance of the propeller is affected also. You may loose much of the fan air pressure and the fan may rattle and vibrate. If you can't use a monitoring software like Speedfan to read the temps, then you shouldn't use it like that. If CPU temp is below 70°C then you're oke.
3.Adding a 15$ notebook cooler can help. D6000s were of shoddy quality the web is full of them with burnt motherboards (due to overheating); I sold mine while it still worked.
4.An HP Envy 14 may be a better choice, or a Dell Studio 14/17. there's no comparison between MBP's build quality and a d6000, but even in the PC world you can do much better. A dual core SandyBridge lappy could be a good idea. This is a nice alternative if you're searching for an entry level lappy w/ bluray.
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Get a new laptop.

Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Apple products will suffice. I'd recommend not getting one of the cheapest models and look for one with a good warranty.

I would say that Apples build quality is certainly better than most though you're going to pay for it.

Thanks both of you so far, I made a mistake I dont know if it's such a D6000 model which would be a different model, but the laptop it's a HP DV6000.

Now Dragosmp, is this the same laptop you mentioned you had or because ok my mistake it could be that I got a different model and we are talking about something different, in this case do you know or anyone else knows if the fan complete stop at times?
The notebook cooler I ordered from ebay, it's the sameone I got know, so I will replace the broke one asap.
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have you updated the driver/bios yet?

on my dv9000 i had the cpu cooler fail, then a few months later checked the updates, and there was one just for it...
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The DV series laptops had a bunch of problems, If any of you fellers on here are interested I have a few spare parts lying around from a burnt DV6000. I got a good screen, Fan, Wireless, and Processor. Send me a PM, I took this thing in on trade and the motherboard was no good. I stripped it down bare. What i like about the DV series laptops is just about everything on them is a component, IE the Power adapter plug in is not part of the motherboard, meaning if it goes out it can be replaced. I can post pics of all the parts if necessary.
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