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I know some Presario notebooks were shipped without the proper thermal
compound between the processor and heatsink. Have you checked that there is
thermal compound between them?
"Jay" <JEOLeary@gmail.com> wrote in message
>I have 2 Compaq Presario 2710US laptops, both with the same symptom.
> When I power on, the fans kick on high speed almost immediately (well
> before windows loads) then the system shuts off. I'm guessing heat
> problems, both systems have been cleaned with pressurized air. I
> contacted Compaq but they were little help. I've tried running linux
> from a CD, no luck. I've updated the BIOS, no luck. Any ideas?