Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gateway W350 over heating and turning off

As you may already know I maintain a few gateway W350's. This one was shutting down every few minutes and running very hot.

Underneath the laptop there is a big cover that comes off with just one screw. Under there there is a cooling fan that comes apart by removing 4 tiny screws. Once the fan is dissembled you might see something like this:

Needless to say cleaning out the heat sink fixed the problem.......
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