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This is for Ginko: Last Tuesday I described a problem with my Gateway 3520 going to "black screen" 5 secs after turn on. You analyzed a cooling fan problem. I removed the cover etc. and found that the fan did not run so I purchased a complete heat exchanged assembly. I have installed the assembly and the fan still does not run. First "power-up" lasted approx. 20 secs before "black-screen" now has returned to 5 secs.

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  • tony308 Dec 17, 2008

    The Jaddude reply was not at all helpful. Example: how, what and where are the connectors etc. that I should check, this is a laptop and things are extrememly difficult to access unless they happen to be visible through one of the panels.

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See if the connectors are broken or working
the wires/board integrations are intact or not
see if it works
if not post any other data adn i will solve it

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