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My Gateway nv5378u Laptop Fan makes a horrible noise when turning on.

Every time I boot up my laptop the fan sounds like it is rubbing ot out of balance. Can I turn the fan off in the Bios or elsewhere in the computer and just use an external cooling pad? If I can turn off the fan where specifically can I turn it off? I've watched: 1)How to disassemble a Gateway NV52, NV53 2)Gateway NV Laptop Repair Fix Dis-assembly Tutorial Both videos get pretty complicated and I'm unsure if I have the knowledge or ability to take it apart myself. A repair place here in town is too costly for my budget and beside I bought it refurbished about two years ago.

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Fan is hit something or worn out take it and have it replace before you burn the processor up .good luck

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

  • Catherine Jan 16, 2013

    Like I stated in the question and info I donot have the extra cash to pay a repair place as most of them here in Southern California want $50 just to look at the computer! I am on disability and only live on around $630.00 a month.


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This mostly happens when your motherboard is bad or one of the memory modules is bad.

The led light comming on indicates your power pack is ok but a component is failing to start especially when the laptop stops at the first screen stage where the manufacturer names appears.

The steps needed to solve this kind of problem would require technical skills and physical inspection.

If you still have a waranty period then seek a free service repair from an authorized or certified gateway service centre at the nearest centre closest to you.

If your warranty has expired, i still advise taking your Laptop to the closest Gateway service centre.

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There has been a lot of problems/ complaints about this particular product. That is why I always recommend HP notebooks.

You can take it to a service centre where they deal in Gateway products but I bet you might need to replace your motherboard.

Good luck.

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