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should this be going on and off all the time, my old one never and only just noticed this new one doing it
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banned7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
should this be going on and off all the time, my old one never and only just noticed this new one doing it
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banned7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Yes, if it is getting hot.
banned#2
it isnt hot, in fact its only been on 5 mins
banned#3
it is staying on for about 5 seconds and when im going between pages its coming on about every 30 seconds, only had it two days and didnt notice it doing it till now
#4
If you are not happy, take it back for an exchange. It does sound a wee bit dodgey.
banned#5
cdemico
If you are not happy, take it back for an exchange. It does sound a wee bit dodgey.


got it from ebuyer, was only saying this afternoon that it doesnt get hot underneath like old one, and now its started doing this
#6
sassie
got it from ebuyer, was only saying this afternoon that it doesnt get hot underneath like old one, and now its started doing this


Well I bought a tv from ebuyer a while ago and I wasn't satisfied, sent it back (after box had been ripped open etc.) still had refund so if your not happy send the ****** back:thumbsup:
banned#7
im taking it you dont think this should be happening then, flippin great back to bleedin square one
#8
sassie
im taking it you dont think this should be happening then, flippin great back to bleedin square one


Well maybe it should, my pc does it too i think :thumbsup:
banned#9
ScRiVs
Well maybe it should, my pc does it too i think :thumbsup:


i used it alot yesterday and never noticed it, same today, then tonight i noticed it and thought it wasnt right, coming on every 20 secs doesnt sound normal to me, thought the fan came on when hot, everytime i post on here, or refresh page it comes on
#10
sassie
i used it alot yesterday and never noticed it, same today, then tonight i noticed it and thought it wasnt right, coming on every 20 secs doesnt sound normal to me, thought the fan came on when hot, everytime i post on here, or refresh page it comes on


hmmmm sounds very dodgey indeed, just send it back if your not satisfied then, cuz that's what i'd do straight away:thumbsup:
#11
Mine does a similar thing , had it 2 years with no problems .
Fujitsu Siemens Laptop. :thumbsup:
banned#12
been intouch with hp as fan now on all the time, they have said it shouldnt be, after going through loads of things, going to ring me back later, think hes as stumped as me - lol
#13
sassie
been intouch with hp as fan now on all the time, they have said it shouldnt be, after going through loads of things, going to ring me back later, think hes as stumped as me - lol


Ah, dear - tech support agents aren't supposed to get stumped. They're supposed to, in the worst case scenario talk to their level 2 tech, but they're meant to do that whilst you're on hold. After that, they arrange for a repair. I think you've been fobbed off. Did you get a case reference number, or the guy's name?
banned#14
dxx
Ah, dear - tech support agents aren't supposed to get stumped. They're supposed to, in the worst case scenario talk to their level 2 tech, but they're meant to do that whilst you're on hold. After that, they arrange for a repair. I think you've been fobbed off. Did you get a case reference number, or the guy's name?


got a case number

i know this gonna sound stupid, but if there air being blown out it means the fans on, does the fan have different speeds? like lower fan all the time than higher at other points, that probs makes no sense whatsoever
banned#15
also whilst im here what should the cp usage be, is that how musg of the cpu its using?
1 Like #16
sassie
got a case number

i know this gonna sound stupid, but if there air being blown out it means the fans on, does the fan have different speeds? like lower fan all the time than higher at other points, that probs makes no sense whatsoever


Nope - you're spot on. With some systems, you can even get software to control exactly how fast the fan spins.

Btw, something the tech support dude should'e covered, but when you use the laptop, you aren't covering the air vent on the bottom in any way, are you?
banned#17
dxx
Nope - you're spot on. With some systems, you can even get software to control exactly how fast the fan spins.

Btw, something the tech support dude should'e covered, but when you use the laptop, you aren't covering the air vent on the bottom in any way, are you?


right well mine is running all the time, but keeps going higher at times, but is always on, last night was not always on, just evrytime i clicked on something, today its running all the time, he asked if i could see fan spinning, like yeah cause its just sat next to me, uncovered

no nothing is covered, fan is at side, and holes underneath are not covered
#18
sassie
right well mine is running all the time, but keeps going higher at times, but is always on, last night was not always on, just evrytime i clicked on something, today its running all the time, he asked if i could see fan spinning, like yeah cause its just sat next to me, uncovered

no nothing is covered, fan is at side, and holes underneath are not covered


Could be many a thing, then. Something we used to see on some Dell machines was a faulty temperature probe due to a design error, and if the system doesn't feel hot, it could well be that. In fairness on the HP guy, it actually could be quite a tricky one to fix, which is perhaps why he didn't commit to anything, since arranging to get the wrong part fitted for a repair does bad things for the performance related pay and his personal stats, and with your case, it might be very unclear which part is actually faulty. He won't be able to simply replace the entire innards of the system, so it's probably a gamble for the guy, and one maybe not worth taking from his pov.

Me, I'd consider phoning eBuyer and arranging a replacement with them. It shouldn't take any more than a week or two, and it might be by far the quickest way to sort the issue out. Alternatively, return it, get a refund, and go with Dell. Probably more money, but you do get the advantage of the next business day warranty, which means that engineers will be out next day to fix it when things go wrong. I can also tell you how to scam free power supplies and things out of them, too :thumbsup:
banned#19
dell are out og my budget really, as the cheapest is the inspiron and they feel as tacky as duck
1 Like #20
sassie
got a case number

i know this gonna sound stupid, but if there air being blown out it means the fans on, does the fan have different speeds? like lower fan all the time than higher at other points, that probs makes no sense whatsoever


Yes, fans have different speeds and machines have various different behaviours to manage cooling - some machines prefer to keep the fan on low and gradually increase as needed to keep the cooling quiet. Others try and keep the fans as low as possible then blast them at full power for 30 or seconds before dropping back down again.

If the machine is pulsing the fan on and off every 20 or so seconds when sitting on a hard surface then that doesn't sound right to me for a new machine but I'm not familiar with that machine.

John
#21
sassie
dell are out og my budget really, as the cheapest is the inspiron and they feel as tacky as duck


The cheap Inspirons are solid enough, much more so than any of the budget HP's.

John
banned#22
Johnmcl7
Yes, fans have different speeds and machines have various different behaviours to manage cooling - some machines prefer to keep the fan on low and gradually increase as needed to keep the cooling quiet. Others try and keep the fans as low as possible then blast them at full power for 30 or seconds before dropping back down again.

If the machine is pulsing the fan on and off every 20 or so seconds when sitting on a hard surface then that doesn't sound right to me for a new machine but I'm not familiar with that machine.

John


laptop is on table, with one page open, if i click reply or refresh the fan gets stronger and i always thought fans blew out cold air, not warm


john do you know what the cpu usage means? is that how much of the cpu its using?
banned#23
dcx_badass
When it's removing heat why would it blow out cold air, the air is hot as it is pulling the heat out of the laptop. Blowing cold air in would work, but you would still needa fan sucking the hot air out.


when you 1st turn lappy on where is it drawing heat from, it cant heat up within seconds surely :oops:
banned#24
i think i will wait for his callback and return it, theres something obviously not righ and wouldnt be happy for them to fix it, not even had it a week, i knew buying from ebuyer was a mistake
#25
Phone ebuyer and ask for a replacement, not a repair but a new machine.

I have bought 2 HP laptops from ebuyer in the last 6 months and not had any problems.
banned#26
Den38
Phone ebuyer and ask for a replacement, not a repair but a new machine.

I have bought 2 HP laptops from ebuyer in the last 6 months and not had any problems.


dont suppose you have purchased this model hp550? If so is your fan blowing all the time?
1 Like #27
sassie
dont suppose you have purchased this model hp550? If so is your fan blowing all the time?


Sorry, I did consider the 550 but went with the 6735s.
Have you checked reviews of the 550 on ebuyer or anywhere to see if it's an issue?

Personally I would contact ebuyer and ask for a replacement as you have only had it a couple of days, if the replacement blows all the time then chances are it is the design.

Mine is a AMD so runs hot and the fan kicks in quite often but I have it on a cooling pad and don't really notice it.
banned#28
this is what im worried about, what if its supposed to run like this, cant see it as i would have noticed it
#29
sassie
laptop is on table, with one page open, if i click reply or refresh the fan gets stronger and i always thought fans blew out cold air, not warm


john do you know what the cpu usage means? is that how much of the cpu its using?


Yes, if you click the Processes tab then click the CPU heading you can sort the processes by processor usage. A system at idle will show 99% for 'System Idle Process' - your cpu usage will depend on what's running at the time, some background processes such as antivirus will rise in cpu usage at certain times then drop down. If you see a process name you're unsure of you can just stick it into google to see if it should be there or not.

John
#30
sassie
dell are out og my budget really, as the cheapest is the inspiron and they feel as tacky as duck


should have gone with the acer i reccomended :whistling: KO hope u get it sorted soon :thumbsup:
banned#31
been googling for the last hourish and seen many people mention the fan but no real answers given, now im wondering if this should run fan at low speed continually - arrghhh females and techie stuff is not good, well not this female anyway :oops:

so if air is being blown out that means the fan is spinning yeah, gawd i feel such a plebb
#32
If the fan is working properly you should be able to feel it pulling in the air and you should also be able to feel the air it's pushing out - if the fan is choked with dust or it's not functioning properly you'll normally feel some hot air coming out the back but not much, in these conditions the machine will often heat up quickly before shutting down to avoid thermal failure.

What is the behaviour of the fan? Is it running at a low speed constantly or is it moving between high and low speeds all the time?

John
banned#33
last night i noticed on refreshing a page or openng one the fan kepp coming on, something i had not noticed, today it is on all the time, blowing warm air at side but no real noise, now maybe it had been blowing like this all the time, and had not noticed, but last night was deffo getting louder on refreshing or opening, it isnt doing that now it is just a gentle blow of air at side, but continual even if im not doing anything, maybe it hs more than one fan - lol
#34
It sounds fairly normal, if there's warm air coming out then the fan needs to be on as it's actively cooling the laptop - all of my machines have their fans running constantly, they tend to spin up to higher speeds more often in this warm weather.

John
banned#35
Johnmcl7
It sounds fairly normal, if there's warm air coming out then the fan needs to be on as it's actively cooling the laptop - all of my machines have their fans running constantly, they tend to spin up to higher speeds more often in this warm weather.

John


he didnt ask about what speed or anything, he just kept saying is the fan spinning, well without opening it up i wouldnt know - lol
#36
If the fan wasn't spinning you wouldn't hear it nor would you feel any air being pushed out the machine, if the fan had failed I wouldn't expect the machine to last long before shutting itself down.

John
banned#37
Johnmcl7
If the fan wasn't spinning you wouldn't hear it nor would you feel any air being pushed out the machine, if the fan had failed I wouldn't expect the machine to last long before shutting itself down.

John


well he said it shouldnt be running all the time, so will see what he says when he rings bacl later or tomorrow. or maybe he doesnt know it should
#38
sassie
well he said it shouldnt be running all the time, so will see what he says when he rings bacl later or tomorrow. or maybe he doesnt know it should


The fan on mine runs constantly very slowly and speeds up when processing tasks etc.
TBH wouldn't worry about it as long as the laptop is working ok. :thumbsup:

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