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M6307 Gateway Laptops overheats and shuts down

My one year old laptop has been consistently shutting down and exhibiting heat. The fan does work. Any recommendations on how to fix the problem?

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Have you called Gateway? This is definitely a mother board or CPU problem, both probably caused by a slow acting fan. Gateway should replace these.

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