Is it fine to ignore fan problem (error 90B) for light to medium use?


Here is a picture:


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The thermal tape I am referring to is marked with a blue arrow.

If I don't manage to fix it myself and If I don't find the original spare, I will see if another model can be used as a replacement.

That said, I see that the copper pipes are black in colour (marked with red arrow). Is that the colour of the pipe or have they turned black due to overheating?
Would this work? NEW CPU Cooling Fan for HP dv7-7212nr dv7-7223cl dv7-7227cl dv7-7230us DV6-7000 DV6T-7000 DV7-7000 - Newegg.com
 

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That black likely is from overheating. It should all be brass colored.
Yup.. burn marks due to high temps. As long as it works why worry??
 

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That black likely is from overheating. It should all be brass colored.
There was a time (actually a considerable amount of time) about a year or two back when the laptop would always run over 90°C, going up to 100°C even for basic use.

I finally opened it up, cleaned it inside and put new thermal paste. The temperature instantly dropped to below 70°C for the same usage. So this damage likely happened at that time. Hopefully it is limited to just the colour of the cooling pipes.

That problem is now a thing of the past as my laptop now runs very fine and cool now.
 

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There was a time (actually a considerable amount of time) about a year or two back when the laptop would always run over 90°C, going up to 100°C even for basic use.

I finally opened it up, cleaned it inside and put new thermal paste. The temperature instantly dropped to below 70°C for the same usage. So this damage likely happened at that time. Hopefully it is limited to just the colour of the cooling pipes.

That problem is now a thing of the past as my laptop now runs very fine and cool now.
That explains that.. but running it that high is still a tad bit concerning for me, at least. I would keep an eye out on the temps to see if they don't run above 50c for too long.
 

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Thanks for the link. I'll get in touch with them if a new fan is required. May be a keyboard too.

But how did you guess the model number of my laptop correctly? It is indeed HP Envy dv7.
I just did a search for HP laptop fans and looked at the pics until I saw one that looked like your fan. The keyboard may be a little harder to find.
 

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If the bearings in the fan are wore out you will eventually need a new fan. For $13.00 you may be able to keep your laptop running for many more years.
 

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If the bearings in the fan are wore out you will eventually need a new fan. For $13.00 you may be able to keep your laptop running for many more years.
I will know that once I open the laptop. Soon!
 

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My HP laptop is now 8.5 years old. Recently, the fan has started making a noise and I get Error 90B almost every time I boot. The noise isn't too loud, but it is not normal either.

This is now my secondary laptop, so my use is quite light, except when I am exploring Windows installation, etc.

The temperatures as recorded by Speccy, SpeedFan, CoreTemp are all within normal limits (under 60°C) most of the time.

Can I continue using the laptop without replacing the fan (which spare is not easily available for this model) and without damaging the other components?

The laptop is running perfectly fine otherwise.

Thanks.
The temperatures are within normal limits as I mentioned in the OP. The laptop also doesn’t feel hot to the touch (it only feels warm which is normal).

And the error shows up only during boot. I don’t get any errors during use.

I'll bet the problem is occurring during bootup because BIOS fan speed is often higher at that time, which is putting more stress on the fan system. But it's going to get worse, believe me.
You don't have to replace the fan with an exact duplicate. You may even be able to find a better fan with the same form factor.

To me, using a computer with a failing CPU fan is like trying to drive a car after the oil light comes on. You're just tempting fate.
 

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My HP laptop is now 8.5 years old. Recently, the fan has started making a noise and I get Error 90B almost every time I boot. The noise isn't too loud, but it is not normal either.

This is now my secondary laptop, so my use is quite light, except when I am exploring Windows installation, etc.

The temperatures as recorded by Speccy, SpeedFan, CoreTemp are all within normal limits (under 60°C) most of the time.

Can I continue using the laptop without replacing the fan (which spare is not easily available for this model) and without damaging the other components?

The laptop is running perfectly fine otherwise.

Thanks.
The temperatures are within normal limits as I mentioned in the OP. The laptop also doesn’t feel hot to the touch (it only feels warm which is normal).

And the error shows up only during boot. I don’t get any errors during use.

The problem is occurring during bootup probably because bootup fan speed is often higher, which is putting more stress on the fan system. But it's going to get worse, believe me.
You don't have to replace the fan with an exact duplicate. You may even be able to find a better fan with the same form factor.

To me, using a computer with a failing CPU fan is like trying to drive a car after the oil light comes on. You're just tempting fate.
 

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I would take it to a shop and get it cleaned out. But that's me and I don't like killing hardware.,. well,, not mine. OH and there are stands for laptops that provide great air flow to keep it cool.. I got one for Erin's and it works like a charm.

And yes,, Bacon is the best!!!
For me the best smell in the morning is either the smell of fried bacon or the smell of fried CPU. Seriously, if there is a problem with the fan eventually the CPU will get fried. At 8 1/2 years old and the condition it's in I can't see investing any money into it.
maybe this is why so much spam became a thing...to ensure we have a complete breakfast
 

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Spam mixed with mac-n'-cheese! 😋
I have to try that out right now I use ham with mac&cheese but spam sounds great. Note to self.. don't tell Erin the meat is spam. LOL
 

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I could go for that.,
When I was a kid my mom use slice hotdogs and fry them. Then she would add them to her home-made milk gravy. We would put the gravy over toast or if she was in the mood, fried potatoes.
 

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When I was a kid my mom use slice hotdogs and fry them. Then she would add them to her home-made milk gravy. We would put the gravy over toast or if she was in the mood, fried potatoes.
That sounds good. I love fried potatoes. They take some finagling to make well, but they're worth it!
 

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    Windows 11 Pro Beta
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    Home built
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    MSI MPG X570S Edge Max WiFi
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    Edge (Chromium)
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    Norton 360
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    Logitech
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    Defender and Malware Bytes
That sounds good. I love fried potatoes. They take some finagling to make well, but they're worth it!
My dad use to make fried potatoes for Sunday breakfast. He fried them in hog's lard. He would add onion, bacon and just before they were done, he added a couple of eggs.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
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    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
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    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
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    Realtek Audio
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    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
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    1920 x 1080
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    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
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    750 Watts (62.5A)
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    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
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    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
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    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
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    ESET Internet Security
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    PowerSpec G156
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    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
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    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
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    16 MB DDR 4-2666
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    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
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    1920x1080
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    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
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    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
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    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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