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Gateway laptop fan problems

We have a Gateway laptop Mod # SA1 (M Series?).
Lately it's been auto-shutting-down on it's own..
The fan seems to work in "pulses", I.e. the fan noise
rises and falls almost as if it's struggling to breath!
Never had a laptop fan do this.
I think it's shutting down because the CPU's overheating.
Is the fan going bad?
Any help and suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Steve C.

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    i' ve the same problem of autoshuting down
    the solution that u've sugested is a bit difficult for me to handle
    can u plzzz suggest a different but easy solution
    plzzz
    let me tell i am using my laptop from last year its new
    n i m very tensed with this problem
    plzzzzz help me out n reply as soon as u can
    thankss alot


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IF you trust yourself, take apart the laptop and apply a thin coat of thermal paste to the processor, and put it abck together. This should help.

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I tell you :) the cause is the GPU and i have the same problem and i dont know what to do with the cooler cause the cooler may be the problem

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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