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. Is it really safe to remove all this yourself??

    a. Hard drive (see Hard drive on page 52)
    b. Optical drive (see Optical drive on page 59)
    c. Switch cover (see Switch cover on page 61)
    d. Keyboard (see Keyboard on page 63)
    e. Speaker assembly (see Speaker assembly on page 66)
    f. Display assembly (see Display assembly on page 69)
    g. Top cover (see Top cover on page 75)
    h. Wireless switch board (see Wireless switch board on page 80)
    Component

  2. Bruce Hummel

    I have an HP G60-120 US laptop that is overheating is there a fan in this unit?

  3. James Spaulding

    If all I want to do is replace a noisy fan, co I have to remove the heatsink assembly to do it, or can I take the fan out without doing that? The heatsink requires thermal paste removal and replacement which seems like a pain if all I want to change out is the fan.

  4. Laptop Freak

    James Spaulding,

    If all I want to do is replace a noisy fan, co I have to remove the heatsink assembly to do it, or can I take the fan out without doing that? The heatsink requires thermal paste removal and replacement which seems like a pain if all I want to change out is the fan.

    It depends on the laptop model you have. Are you asking about a HP laptop?
    You can go to the HP website, search for your model and download the maintenance and service guide for your model. In the service guide you’ll find step by step laptop disassembly instructions. It will tell if the heat sink removal is a necessary step.

  5. I have hp laptop and it keeps crashing for no apparent reason. The fan always get going loud and fast then it crashes just siting on a desk. I figure it has to do with over heating but it dosent seem to be hot on the bottom. it will not resart with out leting it sit for a while. fan seems to be working and still crashes when using a cooling pad. PLEASE HELP!

  6. Laptop Freak

    Bateman,

    Buy a can of compressed air and spray it inside the air intake on the bottom. This will remove most dust from the heat sink. Test the laptop again.

    By the way, I don’t really trust all these cooling pads and here’s why.
    In most laptops, the cooling fan sucks air from the bottom and blows it through the grill on the side.
    Some cooling pads (maybe all) suck air away from the laptop, thus kinda canceling the fan inside the laptop.
    Do you understand what I’m taking about?
    Fans inside the laptop and cooling pad work in opposite direction canceling each other.

    Clean the heat sink and test your laptop without cooling pad.

  7. captainski

    I had the fan noise so bad; I thought someone had the blow-dryer running. I took a vacuum to the fan section and the vent area and sucked all the dust and lint out. At first the fan would not work; but then I found that some lint got caught in it. I used a fingernail file to move the fan a couple rotation and it ran like new. The noise now is like a purr..

  8. I have a HP pavilion dv8000t. It has the fan problem. I looked up the service manual, ordered the spare fan, and dismantled the laptop to replace the fan. Only to find that the supplied product number and fan pictured in the manual is NOT the fan in my HP. That was Part #: 403826-001

    Any idea how I can find out the correct part # to obtain the fan I need?

    Thanks

  9. All you need is a star head screw driver and a maintenance guide if you’ve never taken a laptop apart. it sounds more complicated but just try to keep different screws separated and notes as to where they come from. i just do this mentally since i’ve been doing this for a few years. get all parts of ebay except batteries, avoid those replacements. oh yeah, also motherboards.

  10. RJ Trenchard

    I have disassembled the Dv8000 (8130us/ca) multiple times, the only things you will need are a Philips screwdriver and a flathead screwdriver (or a knife, or anything flat enough to get under the screen, however to take the fan out you will have to remove the whole heat sink

    which means you will have to get some thermal paste, and a new thermal pad (the thermal pad on the gpu needs about a 2mm thickness, the the cpu beside it uses a thermal paste, although if you like you could use a very thin thermal pad)

    the only real problems are the ZIF connectors for the keyboard and mouse, which are somewhat fragile and must be plugged in to work. as well as taking the motherboard out, which is somewhat painful to do as there is no easy way to do it (requires a bit of force and some tricky maneuvering.

    however, whether the fan is worth replacing is a matter of question. I’m already needing my second one in a 4 year period, and whats weird is a don’t do any gaming or other expensive processing, so it seems that the fan model that it comes with is quite low quality, and you may want to find another model that fits.

  11. 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??

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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??

  15. 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.

  16. 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?

  17. 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.

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