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I have a Gateway Mx6440 Laptop and et CPU FAN error upon boot. afte w while i try spinning th efan and it starts working, i belive it is the heat sink that is defective but where can i find the proper fan assembly? thanks Red Wings Fan also i have an extra Toshiba Laptop, are the Toshiba Fans interchangable with the Gateway to save me some cash? Thanks again

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"Turn off computer and unplug power cord. <br>Disconnect all external devices. <br>Remove the battery. <br>Press power button and hold for 10 to 15 seconds. <br>Plug power cord back into computer and press power button. <br>Check front panel LEDs (lights) on bezel (front face) or optical drives and listen for power supply fan. <br>If LEDs are on or power supply fan starts spinning, watch for boot screen on monitor. <br>If computer begins to start, turn it off. <br>Reconnect any external devices. <br>Press the power button and make sure the computer starts.
Please save this steps and go through that. If in case you require further help, you need to contact Answers by Gateway department which is a paid support. The phone number for Answers by Gateway is 1.800-237-6483. Or please consider contact with a local technician for a detailed troubleshooting."
worked for mee!! good luck

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Hello there... i just had that same problem but got it figured out.. it was a really easy fix, but dont know if your problem will be the same... what i did was open up the panel covering the fan on the underside of the come and then unscrewed the bronze thing connected to the fan unplugged it then took the actual fan covering off and found a small amount of lint/dust that had accumulated there and was too much for the little motor to keep spinning... so yea.. you can give that try! might work... removing that lint completely fixed my comp... good luck

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