Fan on my HP dv8000 making noise

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I have an HP dv8000 and I am having a lot of problems with the fan making noise and the laptop shutting down while playing games. I know its a bad bearing in the fan and I don’t want to send it in to HP or even have them come to me. Is there a guide to disassembling this model so I can change the fan myself?

Yes, you can change the fan yourself. You’ll have to download maintenance and service guide from the HP website. This service guide has illustrated laptop disassembly instructions. The HP website is kind of complicated and not a lot of people know where to find these instructions. Here’s how you can find the service guide.

Click on this link and select your product: Notebook PC or Tablet PC. After that navigate to your model, in your case it will be HP Pavilion dv8000 Notebook PC series. Find your product, you can use dv8000 CTO notebook. Click on it and then go to manuals. Now download the maintenance and service guide and find removal and replacement procedures chapter. You’ll find all disassembly instructions and part numbers in there.

17 Responses

  1. Crystal E

    I have a hp pavilion dv9000. my fan is making a loud grinding noises when I put in a disc. Its not everytime I put one in it and it only does it for about 30 secs then stops but Im wondering what exactly could it be? and how can i fix it? its not any particular type of disc.

  2. Is it possible just to remove the fan assembly and leave the heat sink likes James sugested or is it better practice to replace the thermal paste/pads?

  3. Big Thanks Guys, The service guide is Awesome and just what I need right now as my 6710ea has become very noisy and I have a new fan on its way from HK. My Experience as an electronic engineer has shown thermal pads/paste are essential to get the heat transfer, not an option.
    James – maybe its time to give up the weed.

  4. Hi,

    I want to replace the fan on my HP Pavilion Dv4-2040us, and looked for the appropriate manual at the HP site you provided a link to..Could not find the manual…help??

  5. james bryant

    When I got into this I was not expecting a complete disassemble. That’s what happened. Be prepared to completely remove the motherboard and only remove the three small black screws holding the actual fan onto the heat sink. Otherwise, if you remove the whole fan assembly, you will need thermal paste to put the assembly back onto the motherboard. Be extra careful because a few male connectors inside were poorly, poorly made and had to be replaced as the basically fell apart when disconnecting.

  6. james bryant

    I am replacing a fan in an HP G60 today. (yay). Thanks for the link to the service manuals up top. Big help. The fan on this one just stopped. Almost every system that is brought to me is broken by the consumer. Word to the wise…Don’t smoke constantly around your computer. I have had more fans, motherboards, etc. ruined by cigarette smoke’s tar buildup over the years and it can be a particularly annoying little problem to diagnose. The cooling vent on this HP is clogged with a really nice blend of cigarette tar and dust. Oh, well…it’s a living.

  7. cassy wilkin

    Hi,

    I want to replace the fan on my HP Pavilion Dv4-2040us, and looked for the appropriate manual at the HP site you provided a link to..Could not find the manual…help??

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