my gran has this old xp pro laptop.

  Jwbjnwolf 18:39 02 Jan 2011

click here
This Laptop most likely will not have a hidden partition will it?
know about that a recovery disk is given with this laptop but do not think my gran would still have it.

The prob is that it is overheating so much that you just do not know how long it will stay on.

quite often it will switch off even less than a second after she has pressed the power button.

she has not got the battery.

it has always overheated since day 1

anywhere can get right fan cheaply so can replace the fan as i think that is what it needs

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:56 02 Jan 2011
  Jwbjnwolf 19:00 02 Jan 2011

any British sites?

  Jwbjnwolf 19:35 02 Jan 2011

$ 16.01

around £8/9 am i right?

Any add-ons for opera or linux so can enter an amount in 1 curruncy and then comes up in uk £s?
currancy calculater sort of thing i mean.

  lotvic 19:51 02 Jan 2011

There is a 'Change Currency' button on the page, it is on the right, just above the top blue band line.
"Login - My Account - Shopping Cart - Help & Info - Change Currency"

  Jwbjnwolf 20:06 02 Jan 2011

just called my gran to say that passed details across via email so she is going to look at them in the morning.
she was quite pleased with me finding the exact specifications
hopefully this is what it needs

  woodchip 20:23 02 Jan 2011

It needs Stripping down and the heatsink cleaning. Not for the faint hearted

What Make and Model Number? on the bottom of the Laptop

  Jwbjnwolf 20:42 02 Jan 2011

look at the link at the start of the thread
The specifications are on that site

  MAT ALAN 21:01 02 Jan 2011

hopefully this is what it needs...

what if its not, might be an idea to confirm it is the fan first...

  Jwbjnwolf 21:13 02 Jan 2011

because it has always been faulty i am pretty sure it is the fan
when grandpa first got for my gran, she said that it were well hotter than usual, and my grandpa said that she were making a fuss about nothing.
anyway, she said that she will get granpa to come over to have a look, to see if it is worth it.

  woodchip 21:24 02 Jan 2011

Service Manual to strip it down click here scroll down to the correct one and further down is how to do it, not forgetting that screws are all kind of sizes and should only go in the ones the come out of

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