Question about Gateway 450ROG Notebook
My Gateway 450ROG is 4yrs old now. Extended 4-yr warranty just expired on 9/30/06. From nearly the beginning, this laptop would get warm, really warm. Had to replace those cushiony feet on the bottom of it several times.
Now the thing gets warm, as warm as it used to, and the sreen starts to do the shimmy, gets distorted, shaking, then freezes up. I have to use a paperclip to turn it off on the bottom. I let it totally cool, then it starts normally. Soon after, it starts the shimmy again.
I brought it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy, paid $60 to have them check the hardware (only hard drive & memory--I didn't know memory was hardware) and they said it was ok. Concluded it must be a software problem, virus, etc. Funny the fan was listed on their form under hardware check, but it was not checked off at all.
Can you please help me? I can't afford to buy another laptop, & I really need this one.
I am working on a Gateway 450rog for a client. I was having the same problem. I believe the issue is the CPU is not being properly cooled. I took apart the laptop and removed the heatsink. I saw that any thermal compound that was between the CPU and heatsink was gone. I cleaned off both parts with ArctiClean and then put on some Arctic Silver 5. I no longer have the messed up screen issue occuring.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
If it is like the 450ROG's that we have, the video has failed completely by now. I'm blaming the motherboard, because I've replaced everything else. Phantom.
Posted on Jul 23, 2008
I would also try blowing canned air on areas that trap dust and dirt. Dirt definitely can be a problem that is affordable to fix yourself with little tech skills.
Posted on May 21, 2008
If you paid them to fix it and they didn't, complain to the manager. Bring the fan to his attention. Software wont cause that kind if problem, unless its the video driver, which in your case it doesnt mess up when you first start it up, so thats not it. You will at least get your money back. You are right about the heat it will cause a lot of problems, because its size.
Please let me know how you make out. I hate seeing people get screwed.
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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