Shut Down Trouble of COMPAQ 8710w Repaired
The Notebook was shutting down without any order at about 5 minutes from the moment it was turned on; the owner was really surprised with this abnormal behavior.
When the COMPAQ was disarmed, both radiators (the CPU and GPU ones) were very dirty at simple sight as well as the fan (which cooled down both radiators).
First of all, the CPU radiator was extracted from its place, it had a compressed dust, therefore the hot air of the fan could not go out of the Notebook and the CPU was overheating too much. The compressed dust was taken off, and so far that was all.
On the second hand, the GPU radiator was extracted too, the compressed dust was taken off too, and the fan was cleaned. But I want to express an unexpected problem that was saw in the disarming of the GPU radiator, it had 4 screws (with their clips and springs), and 2 of them were broken and then they were not holding the radiator firmly to the GPU and therefore were loosen (I mean with this that GPU was overheating too, much more than normal).
Another task was to extract both broken screws from their places and replace them with some others from another screws of an unless radiator which was stored as a spare part.
Once concluded the task, the main board was cleaned and the Notebook was armed fully. The output voltage of the external DC Power Supply was tested with a Digital Multitester and the value was correct.
When the Notebook was powered on, it started correctly with its Operating System working so fine and the shutting down trouble was eradicated completely.
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