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How do i find out if a gateway NX560XL laptop has a GPU cooling fan?

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It looks like the heat sink covers both the CPU and the GPU and a single fan cools this. Hope this helps....

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This sounds like a common GPU issue that's affecting alot of laptop users. Your options are:
1. (Not recommanded but it may work) Take out the hard drive and battery then turn on the laptop . while still on, wrap the botton portion of the laptop with a towel until it gets really hot. This is to overheat the laptop for the GPU to stick back to the motherboard. Don't leave the laptop unattented and it's also a fire hazard. Perform this at your own risk.

2. Remove the motherboard and reflow the GPU with a heatgun.

3. Replace the motherboard.

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Your screen may have gone out - try hooking up an external monitor with a VGA input. Connect it to the VGA output of the laptop. If you get a display, your screen inverter or backlight has gone out. If the hard drive light on the control panel is flashing then the harddrive is likely ok.

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My gateway MA1 laptop running win xp has cooling problems

Contact GATEWAY, and get them to fix your laptop.
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Gateway MX6453 overheated and won't power-up.

Yes I think it can be repaired.
Can I tell you what is wrong with the laptop, without physically looking at it myself?

You need to take it to a pro for a diagnoses.

Will tell you that when a Processor becomes too hot it turns off. (BIOS program turns it off)
This is a Fail safe feature built in that keeps the processor from burning up.

How did the laptop become too hot?
Usually falls within three categories, or a combination of them.

1.The laptop Cooling System hasn't been cleaned on a regular basis.

Cooling System:
A) Air Intake Duct,
B) Cooling Fan,
C) CPU Cooling Tube/Heatsink assembly,
D) GPU Heatsink assembly,
E) and the filter located in the output port, of the Cooling Fan's housing.

A, and B above can be cleaned by the user/owner, with a can of compressed air for computers, with the proper procedure.

[AC adapter {Charger} removed if plugged in, and Battery removed FIRST, for One. Compressed air from can must be applied in a correct procedure or damage to the Cooling Fan's bearings may result, for Two. There is more]

C, D, and E, require partial to complete disassembly of the laptop, and advise approached by a professional.

(CPU - Central Processing Unit, or Processor for short.
GPU - Graphics Processing Unit, or graphics chip for short.
Heatsink - resembles a radiator with it's finned setup. Like a radiator, the heatsink is designed to absorb heat, with air flowing over the fins of the Heatsink to dissipate the heat)

2.The laptop user continually blocks the Air Intake Duct.
A. With their clothes, (Sitting on lap),
B.Bed covers, (Sitting the laptop directly on the bed while using it)
C.Sit the laptop directly on a carpeted surface while operating it.

3.Physical Failures:
A.The Cooling Fan bearings are bad. The Cooling Fan no longer operates, or does so at a reduced rate.

B.The Thermal Paste has dried up in-between the CPU, and it's Heatsink. Lack of heat transference from the top of the CPU case, (Processor), to the Heatsink is minimal to zero.

C.The Cooling System for laptops is inadequate to start with.
All the hardware components are compacted into one tiny box. One small fan draws air through the laptop, with small inadequate heatsinks to dissipate the heat.

Add to this that some laptop designers fail to meet the mark, with their cooling system designs.
The laptop may need additional cooling, such as provided with a cooling pad.

The Gateway MX6453 Notebook PC,
uses an AMD Turion 64 X2 processor. [TL-52]

(TL-52. Operates at a maximum of 1.6GHz frequency rate. {1600MHz}
2x - 512MB L2 cache. 800Mhz Front Side Bus)

An AMD processor without cooling. will burn up in a New York minute!
This may be the problem now with your laptop.

Perhaps the laptop was used without the Cooling Fan operating, (Or operating at a less than capacity), and the laptop shut off. (Processor turned off)
Laptop was started again, and again, eventually to never start again.

Could be now that the AMD processor is fried.
If so, the Thermal Paste will need to be properly cleaned off of the CPU Heatsink assembly, and the proper amount of new thermal paste applied, with the installation of a known, good AMD TL-52 processor.

This is all I can offer from your brief diagnoses.

As for the SATA 2.5 inch harddrive you have in the laptop, just buy an external enclosure.

A decent SATA 2.5 inch external enclosure, is around $20.

(The width of the harddrive case in inches.
2 and a half inches, {2.5} for a laptop harddrive.
3 and a half inches, {3.5} for a desktop harddrive)

Remove the harddrive from the laptop, install it into the external enclosure, (Instructions provided with the enclosure), and plug it into any laptop, or desktop computer.

The external enclosure has a USB cable coming from it, that you plug into any USB port on a computer.
(You essentially now have an External Harddrive)

I do not recommend buying another Gateway MX-6453 laptop, and trying to install your harddrive you have now.

Because when Windows is installed on a computer, it assigns hash values to certain major hardware components, inside the computer.

You may think of these hash values as serial numbers. (They aren't, as no personal information of the computer owner is recorded)

Hardware components such as,
1) Harddrive
2) Motherboard. Or to be more specific, BIOS program, and version.
3) Processor
4) Graphics (GPU)
,and other hardware may be recorded.

You may be lucky, and Windows will want to be Activated again.
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No.. It cannot be done..if you need more computing power buy a new unit..

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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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