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Gateway 340UI Overheat

Unit powers off after roughly 40 minutes of powered activation. Problem is CPU overheating; bottom of unit is extremely hot to the touch and experiments with elevating the unit off the surface of desk and positioning an external fan in front of primary exhaust vent. Please advise.

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Well, I can tell you this. With most laptops the fans **** in air and blow it into some copper fins. These fins are very close together so dust and dirt clog the the air flow over the fins. Try this, get some canned air and go outside. Look for the copper fins (should be where hot air use to come out). Use the air to blow out the dust. Also blow air into the fans. Good luck.

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Desktop or Laptop computer ?

The high speed fan could be a dirty computer or thermel paste has dried causing you computer overheat.

Test your PSU power supply unit or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/f/powersupplytest.htm



One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle of restarting or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive



Test all leads that attach to your hard drive power and data cables IDE SATA

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty


make sure all leads that are attached to your dvd\cd floppy drives have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty


computers need power and data to travel through every working device to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


even something as small as a faulty electrical or fan lead can cause you problems



motherboard and a Hard Drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail.



Check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working



also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in.


Check you CPU central processing unit make sure its securely seated and has thermal paste it might be getting to hot the thermal paste will help disperse the heat

Thermal compound is a sticky paste that is placed directly onto the CPU.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490


Allowing for a more direct heat transfer between the CPU and HEAT SINK and preventing air gaps from forming between the CPU and heat sink.

Hope this helps.

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Hello, A common problem for these is bad capacitors in the power supply, Remove the back from your Tv and look at the power supply on the left hand side.
You will see roughly around 9 x capacitors that are bulged / domed shaped on top usually these are valued at 3300uf 10V any that have bulged or leaked a brown like substance should be changed. This will cure the problem as they overheat being sat next to a heatsink that gets very hot! Try and change them for the same 3300uf but a higher voltage.
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Disconnect the power, remove the battery.

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and clean out any dust collected there with a bristle paint brush.

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This is most likley a overheating problem. I work for a company who uses 2 of theese computers for each of our almost 600 stores. As one of the facility support guys, I have seen this time after time. What I do is to remove all the access panels from the back of the computer as well as the HDD and optical drive (they both should slide out easily after removing 1 screw each) and blow the entire thing out with a whole can of air. I also remove the HDD from it's sled and blow it off to keep it cool. Put everything back together and you will be good to go again, at least until the backlight inverter burns out. Good luck!

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