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Turns itself off & gets hot -don't think fan is kicking on

\015 My hp pavillion dv5035nr keeps turning itself off....sometimes after 5 minutes, other times after an hour....it also is getting very hot & I don't hear the fan running anymore.....I've sprayed & dusted it, but didn't seem to help\015

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Since you do not hear the fan anymore I would start by opening up the case and seeing if power is going to the fan and make sure any connectors for it have not come loose. If the connectors are still hooked up chances are the fan is shot and needs to be replaced.
\015\012If you are not familiar with working around electronics and parts under power I would highly suggest you have some one who is familiar with this do it.
You should avoid turning your laptop on while the fan isn't working. The reason it is shutting down is because your processor has a thermal sensor on it, and it shuts your PC down before it overheats enough to damage your processor. Without the processor fan, the processor can overheat to an extreme level.
Replace the fan and your laptop should stop shutting down.
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