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Here's more info to my problem: Gateway laptop is 4 years old. Now getting message that says "System Fan Error!! !!Please turn off system and checkyour system fan!!" Computer was purchased at Best Buy, so brought it up there for geek squad to look at. Geek Squad said it was motherboard problem and that we needed to buy a new computer. Is it really impossible to repair this laptop or were they just trying to get us to purchase a new one? Can any computer repair shop do this repair? If computer does need to be replaced, can a repair shop get the music and documents that are saved?

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    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    so what you saying is the computer boots up and the system fan does not work?

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Your CPU fan has failed! your heatsink overheats quickly and then shuts down to protect itself from burning up. Your motherboard is Not the problem, the fan is. This fan can be replaced by any compotent laptop technician. Make sure the tech has access to Gateway or has a source that supplys Gateway parts, as the part must be made for Gateway laptops and your model exactly! 90% of this type of problem can be repaired! Don't let non-techs at Best Buy or any other dept. store tell you your PC is "No Good". Take the time like your doing and do some research the problem before giving your hard earned cash to a 16 year old "Technician/salesman/commision/bonus" person.
If the Harddrive is undamaged and it can be mounted yes, your stuff can be saved to DVD or such. Be prepared though, this type of service can be costly so ask around and get quotes.

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