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Travelmate 243x i have cleaned the heatsink of all dust , but the fan is erratic, screen is dim and computer shuts off

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    how to change the fan?


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Its just because of your fan ... your fan is not working properly so processor is becominh over heat and problems occurs
try to find new fan for your notebook
i know its defficult to find cpu fan for notebook but you must have to find it

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My acer travelmate 4200 starts up and then shuts off

Try another Cord/Charger with the EXACT same power specs. Have you cleaned the fan, vents, heatsink recently? Do you get to any screen? BIOS setup? Boot Menu? Has the AC jack been damaged due to pulling on the cord?

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My computer shut off by itself even though the battery was charged and the battery light kept blinking even after my computer was off. computer seems hotter than usual on bottom as well

It is probably shutting down to prevent thermal damage dut to overheating. Check that the fan is working. Even if it is, if the vents are clogged with dust the machine will not be able to cool properly. The only real remedy is to open the case, clean all the vents and fan, remove the heatsink, clean off old thermal paste and apply new paste before replacing the heatsink and putting back together.

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Overheat on acer travelmate 2300


This problem happens mainly due to the thermal unit being obstructed by dust.

Please follow the below steps to solve this problem.

Remove the Thermal module

1. Remove the 2 screws holding the IO Bezel


2. Then remove the IO Bezel


3. Remove the two screws securing the heatsink cover


4. Remove the heatsink cover from the main unit.


5. Disconnect the fan cable


6. Remove the four screws that secure the thermal module.


7. Pull the thermal module outwards and remove it.


Note: The edge of the thermal module is very sharp. So be careful when when removing it.


Once the above steps are over, make sure to clean the thermal module and remove every dust found inside there.

after cleaning, make sure that the vents are not obstructed and then follow the above instructions in the reverse order to replace thermal module.

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My acer travelmate 2500 overheats when playing games

The cooling on the Acer Travelmate 2500 is worse than most because it contains thin copper heatsink fins which grab the dust as it flies past. Great for getting rid of heat; terrible for getting rid of dust.

prise off the two corner pieces that cover the hinge for the screen. Underneath there are two screws. Remove these, then peel away the keyboard and the plastic covering. There you will see the fan system. Four screws (on springs - careful) will have this away but be aware of the power cable which is tucked in behind a piece of metal. At all times be careful not to damage the keyboard ribbon cable which is usually pretty fragile.

Another few screws (tiny ones) will have the top of the fan off then you can clean and put it all back together. The result: a laptop that actually blows air through and cools what it should.
Kindly rate if this helped Regards

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My computer gets warm, then it shuts off automatically, lately shut down and can not get it to come back on even with new battery and adapter. A local computer man advised it was the motherboard?

Your problem is a bad Processor fan. Have the fan replaced first. The fact that the unit works for awhile and shutsdown points to the fan.

This seems to be a common problem with laptops over a couple of years old. Dust gets trapped in the copper fins and the fan of the CPU heatsink and reduces the efficiency of the cooling, which results in regular power off's by the laptop as it gets over it's upper temperature setting. The fix is relatively easy, just remove the heatsink unit, blow it clean with compressed air, clean the old CPU heatsink paste off with isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and spray a thin film of heatsink paste on the CPU. If the cleaning does not work, replace the fan.

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I have a acer travelmate 2420 and every time I watch a movie, after about 20 min, it automatically shuts-off as if the plug was pulled out; as in it doesn't shut down properly its just shuts -off Any help...

This sounds like an over heating problem, your laptop shuts down as a safety measure. The only solution for this is to have a professional service the unit.

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Computers will shut themselves down when they overheat in order to avoid damage.
Try pulling the battery out and seeing if it works better. If it does, then replace the battery.
It could also be that the CPU heatsink has fouled. Either the heatsink grease is bad (provides a good connection between the CPU and the heatsink itself). Or there could be a insulating layer of dust between the fan and the heatsink.
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Clear the dust from the heatsink and fan assembly. Most laptops have vents on the bottom and outlet vents on the side or back of the laptop. The fan covers on the base are held in place by screws. The fan is usually over the CPU and is held in place with 3 or 4 spring loaded screws, remove these will allow you to remove the fan and heatsink assmbly.
If there isn't vents on the bottom of the laptop, only on the sides and back edges, then the heatsink and fan assembly is usually located under the keyboard and you need to remove the keyboard to clean/remove the dust off the heatsink/fan.
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Travelmate 243x

its because of your laptop is having dust inside
you didn't mention how old your laptop is
but you can see a holes for cpu fane in your laptop
by this hole dust goes inside and now your heatsinkl is not working properly
so just open your laptop case if you know how to do this
otherwise its not advisable
if you dont know how to open case go to any technician and let him do this for you

Mar 29, 2008 | Acer TravelMate 240 Notebook

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yes its probably the fan but it could also be the screen brightness. replacing the fan and turning down the brightness will cool the laptop. but i agree try a new fan first.

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