^^ Thank you!
I could use one as well.
doru saidYes; that is one case. Another one is the “gpu penny shim” – but rather than melting the pins, the heat expands the connectors and causes them to unset themselves.
CodeFusion saidironically I need to defend hp just for some degrees in this particular issue if we speak about the same incident off course.
There is/was a major issue with certain gpus in HP laptops to get hot and “unseat” themselves.
I think HP is most famous for this cases because of their lack of sufficient cooling – their laptops exhibited this problem more often then other manufacturers.
Alex_rich saidThere is a tin “heat sink” around the fan – held in place by extremely thin double sided sticky tape. When the laptop gets hot enough, the adhesive on the tape will not work well. The allows the tin to become loose and the vibration from the fan can make it rattle. I use plastic weld to fix that issue. If it where the HDD , your comp would most likely not work.
Now use HP notebook, and periodically hear such a metallic noise too, but I have no complaints for functionality yet. Hope i’ll change this device in the coming soon future
canimalition saidThis is an overheating issue. The laptop will power itself off in a self-preservation sort of way – ie: power off now or blow-up! I don’t know what PES 2012 is, but if its anything like other modern games, its probably overheating the gpu (video card). There is/was a major issue with certain gpus in HP laptops to get hot and “unseat” themselves.
I bought 2 laptops for my friends, and works great, but the only problem is when my friend playin a games such as PES 2012 , the laptops always die after couple minutes.
HP can be good printers – as long as you don’t install all the bloated crapware that they pack with their drivers. I cannot believe how much garbage they expect people to put on their computers!! Of course, this only follows suit with the amount of bloatware they ship with their laptops!
I miss the old dot-matrix – one driver – no B.S. – hardly ever broke down! “ink” lasted “forever” – of course, I only print once every 3 to 4 months.
Allow me to give you the insider info on the laptop industry.
The average laptop owner replaces their laptop every 2 to 3 years because they want to upgrade to the latest and greatest. They don’t want to spend more than $1000 USD on a new laptop. And most owners only uses their laptop for an hour or so at a time.
So, laptop manufacturers don’t put much money into quality parts as they don’t need to last. The designers don’t put sufficient cooling into laptops as most people only use them in short spurts anyways. In order to reduce the price of laptops – corners have to be cut. Cutting those corners reduces the life of the laptop. To keep laptops small and portable, they lack sufficient airflow inside. Heat is the number one killer of laptops!
So, in the end, we have cheap laptops for a cheap price. AKA – their disposable.
All the name-brand manufacturers use the same internal components. The only difference is the layout of these components.
The simplest, most cost effective thing you can do to extend the life of your laptop is
1: Not use it.
2: Get regular cleaning done inside the laptop. I do this for free for my customers.
3: Buy a cooling pad!!! I seriously cannot stress this enough!!
Buy a cooling pad that pushes the air out of the side of the pad. Ones that push the air out of the bottom of the pad are subject to being suffocated if the laptop is on a soft surface. My favorite one: www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=targus+laptop+cooling+pad+pa248u2 (the silver one) I have these pads Velcro’ed to the bottom of all of my laptops.
If you do not want spend the $10 bucks on a cooling pad – find a book, or a piece of board – anything that is the size of the laptop and is a solid surface – and only use the laptop on that board or book. “Wooden” kids puzzles work great! You can usually find them for a quarter at a garage sale. Glue the pieces in or throw them away. Velcro the board to the bottom of your laptop and your done. Use thick Velcro so that there will be a nice gap between the laptop and the board!
No, not at all. If we all waited around for the new version of anything to materialize, whether hardware or software, then instead of addressing the current version we’d perpetually be waiting forever and nothing would ever get done. Hope that makes sense.
LOL no worries. It was more rhetorical than anything
^ CC extended license pricing is another big reason why so many authors have opted out of the program, thus defeating the purpose of the program altogether. ...
Because authors have to take care of these things outside of Envato, Envato is losing money – much more than I think they realize.
One of my scripts – everyone wants a multi-user version – but because of the Envato license, I won’t release the MU here – so I’ve made handsome sales outside of Envato by selling the MU plugin – It’s not fair to Envato, but, if they truly wanted their share, they’d fix their license. (which would only give me a false sense of security) – just to be clear – I do not violate Envatos Exclusive Author TOS .
But; to Envatos defense, a license is only as good as the morals of the person who purchased the item. There is very little or no way, to determine if a user is using the item within the license agreement. Furthermore, who is responsible for prosecuting the people who violate the license? Surely Envato is not going to pick up the tab for that. We as authors, or at least I, cannot justify spending thousands of dollars on lawyers attempting to prosecute a license violator – who may or may not be prosecutable.
So I would, as I’m sure Envato does as well, have a hard time justifying the cost of updating license agreements given the fact that there is almost no way to enforce them.
I wish they give us CC guys a break on TF items and vice-versa.
I’m a developer – I make shi… stuff happen – I don’t care how it looks, as long as it functions exactly as I intend. Because of this, some of my items get out right rejected because it does not look pretty – I’m a developer – WTF you expect? Whereas a TF guy don’t care if it functions (why should they – their items don’t have to function), as long as it looks exactly like they intended it too.
Could you imagine a marketplace for collaboration only? You might as well cancel the rest of the internet!
I found a $25 TF template I would love to use on my CC items. EL – $1250
x7 items I want to use it for = $8750! I’m more than willing to pay for a template – but starting a project $1250 in the hole is no way to start a project!!
I’m not an author here because I need to make money – I’ve got a full time business for that – I’m here to have fun. The profit from my sales here goes towards “toys”. I’ve only make 3 withdraws in the two years I’ve been here.
The point is, I’ll never buy an EL as it will never benefit me – honestly, abiding by all terms of the EL – I really can’t image who would benefit from it.
I’d love to see a special “Collab” license where I can purchase a TF item and only use it for my CC items. I’d be willing to give up X percent of my items sales to the TF author. This practice is in use by a few authors here – but it all has to be done outside of Envato – or in a dubious way.