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It looks like my fan is going out

I have a Gateway MA3 aka MX6453. The problem that I am experiencing iswith the computer freezing up. It appears to be related tooverheating. I tested this by opening up the back and booting it up. After about 5 min. the computer freezes (mouse won't move, nothingfunctions short of powering down). I blew canned air on the fan andthe computer immediately un-froze and continued to run for about 5 min.until freezing again. I spun the fan with my finger and it began to runon it's own and the computer immediately began to function again for aperiod of time. Looks to me that the fan has a problem and it isshutting down when it gets too hot. Is this something that can beeasily repaired without taking it to the shop, and what needs to bereplaced? Part source?

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  • asasworld Jan 05, 2009

    This is a Gateway laptop. There is only one fan in it. It is a cooling fan which is mounted near the side of the laptop and has attached to it, two copper heat tubes that are about 6 in. in length. The copper tubes are attached to the center of the board and run around to the fan.

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    errin durham May 11, 2010

    first of all what kind of fan is it there are programs on the web that can help you monitor your comp temps one of the is called everest home edition. what is the fan covering? and if it is the fan you can get them of variuse sites for anywere from 4$-15$ and you simply just plug them in and attatch them but it all depends on what fan it is if possible please clarify more to dragon_rage27@att.blackberry.net pics would also make it easier...thanks and good luck

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Ok well than it is the fan if there is only one but bad news is the fan will cost you around 30 dollars here is a good site that i use frequently http://www.priorityelectronics.com/gateway/laptopfans.htm
it should be preatty easy to install but if you have anymore questions please dont hesitate to ask

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Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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    errin durham Jan 06, 2009

    o and also try to not use the laptop untill it is fixed else you risk damaging it beyond repair

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