Even HP notes the cleaning and getting the lint out. But if it has gone this far I get some heat sink compound then pull the CPU heat sink and put fresh compound on it. Be sure to clean as you button it up.
I have an older notebook (NEC LaVie with XP) and for the past few months the power shuts down on some "high demand" (?) operations and websites.... yet does not make sense to me. The one site where it constantly chokes is the Speakeasy Speed Test -- it always dies in the middle of a test. Yet, strangely, I can go to YouTube or a similar site and it will play online movies just fine.
When it dies, there is a faint "snick" sound, the display goes dark, and the whole system freezes. The only way out is to force it off holding the power button down, then rebooting.
I'm guessing this is a power supply problem, but am not sure. If anyone can give me any ideas about fixing this problem or any related advice I'd be much obliged.
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