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HP Notebook Loud Fan Issue

Feb 19, 2018 11:12AM PST

I recently have encountered an issue with my HP Notebook Product: HP 15-ba052wm. Whenever I turn on the laptop, the fan becomes so loud that you can hear it in the entire room. I have gone through all of HP's troubleshooting steps for a noisy fan or overheating computer. None of these seem to eliminate the problem.

The only thing that has helped is updating the computer BIOS to the same version previously installed. However, whenever I do update the BIOS the fan only stays normal for a short period. Within the same day, the fan will become loud again and will only go back to normal if I reinstall the same BIOS on the computer again. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? I feel as though I'm going to have to send the laptop to HP as it is still under warranty and I don't want to open it myself.

Thanks for your help!

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Clarification Request
Let's say it was OK for years.
Feb 19, 2018 11:39AM PST
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Thanks
Feb 19, 2018 11:43AM PST

Thank you I can try this. I'm afraid it may void my warranty though. Any thoughts?

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In warranty, a story about my last HP.
Feb 19, 2018 11:47AM PST
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Haven't Been Too Impressed Myself
Feb 19, 2018 11:49AM PST

Yeah, I talked to them on the phone a few times and their Support Team left way more to be desired. I'm going to try to replace it on my own. I'm pretty savvy when it comes to quick fixes like replacing a part. I'll go ahead and order today to see if this fix will work. Thanks for the advice. Grin

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You may know the following.
Feb 19, 2018 11:52AM PST

Google about disassembly for YouTubes,.

Be sure to have canned air and fresh heatsink compound handy too.

It's a bit of work but the service manual and YouTubes are usually more than enough for folk that have a toolbox for home repairs.

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Ordered and Replaced
Feb 21, 2018 4:41PM PST

I just ordered and replaced the fan and now it's working great. I'm very pleased. Thank you so much for the advice. I would have been very upset if I sent it off to HP and all they did was replace the fan on their own and take 3 weeks to send it back.

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That's a lot of good news.
Feb 21, 2018 4:55PM PST

Thanks for the report back about this.

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Laptop fan needs lubrication
May 29, 2018 7:24AM PDT

Hello,
Bought the same HP 15-ba052wm laptop in November 2016. Took it up north in December for 2 weeks vacation and came back with the same problem you are having now. The fan was making loud noise like an aviator every time we turn it on. Lol. After many attempts of taking the laptop apart and putting it back together trying to fix the noise. I cleaned the inside and check for loose connections. I also tried putting on new thermal grease (thinking the laptop was overheating that cause the fan to run hard trying to cool it down). It turns out the noise was cause from not having enough lubrication all along. As soon as I apply sewing machine oil into the center of the fan wheel the noise went away instantly. I hope this help you.

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