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Static build up on motherboard

How do i prevent static buildup on my gateway m series motherboard? this causes my computer to shut down and it's hard for me to cut it back on.

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This fix doesn't seem correct. pulling the battery will make the system lose date time at least. the solution Dell gave me for this very same problem was to pull the power cord and the press and hold the power button for 15-20 seconds. this dissipates any charge left in the motherboard. then reconnect the power cord and restart the machine. obviously this isn't a preferred solution, only a work-around until the real problem can be corrected which will likely be a motherboard replacement.

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Newer boards dont collect static as much so i doubth this can be an issue, if you find your self having to flash the board often its proberally the cmos or the processor needs reseating. If its the cmos you may need to change the board. I trick i use is to remove the battery and rund the system without one!!

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My gateway M-Series overheats and shuts down. i cleaned the fan with an air blower. fan looks ok but it still has the same problem.


test the leads that attach from motherboard to your hard drive make sure connections are securely seated with no dust built up
try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems
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Aug 13, 2011 | Gateway (60.44K08.001) Laptop Heatsink

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My GATEWAY DX4840-11e did not power up, so I CHATTED with ONLINE support and they resolved it with me performing a POWER DRAIN. That worked temporarily because when I powered up the next day, I have to...


CMOS Checksum Error, and having to set the Date/Time repeatedly, generally points to a bad CMOS battery.
If it were I, I would replace the battery with a new one. However this is what I would do.

Your computer is still under warranty. Opening the computer case may void the warranty.
Therefore you may not come to the same decision that I would.

On the motherboard is a round flat battery about the size of a U.S. Nickle.
It's a type of watch battery. Generally a CR2032.

Example;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CR2032_battery

A CMOS battery will generally last from 4 to 7 years. Perhaps the CMOS battery installed in your Gateway is bad. Just a lemon that came from the battery factory.

The battery holder on the motherboard is rounded in shape to fit the battery, and has a metal clip inside. There are different styles of fastening used in the clip design, but generally a small tab of the clip is eased to the outside edge of the battery holder, thereby releasing the battery.

This article will 'shed more light' on the various styles of CMOS battery holders,

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/81

Proper procedure in order to replace the CMOS battery;

1) Unplug the computer from power.
[NOTE* Always unplug the power cord from the surge protector, and not from the computer's Power Supply. (Back of the computer) Unplugging from the Power Supply MAY cause a voltage spike. ]

2) Observe Anti-Static Precautions

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
ALWAYS relieve your body of Static BEFORE working on a computer.

Computer unplugged from power, computer case open, TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

3) Opening the computer case:
This is Gateway Support, and the Support Documents page for the Gateway DX4840 series of Desktop Computers,

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/s/desktop/2010/gateway/dx/dx4840/DX4840nv.shtml

I would like you to click on - Product Views.
Now click on Rear View.

Observing the rear of the computer look at the right side. Along the edge down towards the bottom is a screw. This screw is removed, then the Side Panel is pulled towards the rear of the computer.
(There is a raised portion, or hump, in the Side Panel for placing your fingers)

If your Gateway DX4840-11e desktop computer has an Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard, the CMOS battery is located down towards the bottom of the motherboard, and slightly to the right.

For additional questions, or clarification to what I have stated, please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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I have an Asus p5w dh deluxe MB and it will not boot. It starts, beeps once, then shuts down.


Try removing one DIMM (stick of ram), and booting. If that doesn't work, remove the other DIMM (assuming you have two), and try to boot again. If that fails, roll up your sleeves and get to troubleshooting.

Is this a new build? If so, take the motherboard out of the case, leave it on either the motherboard's box that it came in, or anti-static bags, and leave only the power connected to the motherboard. Try booting it to rule out a short coming from a misplaced stand-off inside the case. If it boots, check where your stand-offs are inside the case, making sure none are contacting the actual circuitry on the back of the motherboard.
If all of this fails, you may just have a bad motherboard, contact the manufacturer for RMA procedures.

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I sent my comp in about 6 months ago for the same problem it overheats and it will go blank then shut down what could I do to fix this issue


try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems

hope this helps


test the PSU power supply unit or replace it if the units fan is not working its faulty

One bad lead will cause your computer to shut down or continue in a cycle

replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA the ones that attach from your motherboard to your hard drive


hope this helps

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OVER HEATING AN CUTS OUT


try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making sure that there is no?MOISTURE in the air line dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems

Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead will cause your computer to shut down or continue in a cycle

replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA the ones that attach from your motherboard to your hard drive

hope this helps


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It gets really hot in 30 minutes running one application and shuts off automatically


try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor focusing on the central processing unit CPU making sure that there is no moisture in the air line dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems

make sure this hard drive is getting power

Test or replace your PSU power supply unit

one bad/faulty lead can cause a computer with lots of problems continually rebooting or failing to detect your drive

replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?

hope this helps?

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Asus boot and will shut down by itself. cpu temp high


try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems
One bad lead will cause your computer to shut down or continue in a cycle
replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA the ones that attach from your motherboard to your hard drive

hope this helps



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I am getting peculiar noises from my laptop occasionally and it is shutting down on its own frequently. It appears as if it is under some stress sometimes and crashes when it can't cope up. Any suggestions...


it sounds like a faulty lead i no that on a desktop one bad lead can cause a conputer to shut down
you might test all leads that are attched to your hard drive from your motherboard
is it getting hot try blowing your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems
hope this helps

Oct 25, 2010 | Fujitsu MHV2080AT (MHV2080AT50PK) 80 GB...

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I have a Gateway laptop that overheats constantly and automatically shuts down. I've cleaned the fan even though it wasn't dirty. I have been reading online and understand this is a common problem. Is...


try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making sure that there is no moisture in the air line dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems

hope this helps good luck


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Fist clean your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor specifically around your central processing unit making sure there is no moisture in the air line
as dust will cause a lot of static which will make a computer overheat and cause lots of problems
then test your power supply unit PSU
try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive one bad lead will cause a computer to shut down
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
then you have a dirty hard drive give?the hard drive?a firm tap on one side to free up the read arm
then click start?run type?cmd then type?chkdsk/f which will automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive
you have to keep?a computer very clean & free of dust ?and? give it regular?maintanance
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good luck with this

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