HP Pavilion g6 with noisy, constantly running fan and a suspect battery
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And the thermal paste on the processor is also bone-dry, meaning that the heat can't be properly conducted away down the big copper heatsink, and this is when it really becomes a problem. The customer hasn't mentioned that the laptop has been shutting down spontaneously, so we've probably caught it in time.
Usually when you used compressed air on a laptop fan, all the dust comes shooting out and the fan blades whizz round quite happily. But this didn't happen so I became a little bit suspicious. It's not often you actually have to disassemble the entire fan but in this case....