Question about Gateway M305CRV Notebook
Hi, I'm getting a fan error on boot, before OS loads... F1 to continue, F2 to enter Setup. The machine will work but misbehaves when it gets hot.
I want to replace the fan... how easy is this, and is it the CPU fan it refers to or another internal fan?
There should only be one processor fan in this model. The computer may allow you to continue to work, but you should refrain from doing this due to the potential heat damage to your Processor. The reason it "misbehaves" is because as the computer heats up, the processor loses functionality. Usually the end result is that the computer will lock up or crash. Occasionally you melt your processor and it must be replaced.
In terms of replacing a fan, it is more on the intermediate side of laptop repair. If you have never taken a laptop apart before, I would think really hard about doing so, or go to a website like www.eServiceinfo.com that sells repair manuals for your laptop. It will take a good amount of mechanical aptitude to do this and some knowledge of electronics.
Due to the age of the computer, it would not be cost effective to take it to a repair shop since it may cost you almost what it would be to buy a new one of the same model.
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For your problem the computer may display a prompt to press F1/F2 or any other key to enter setup each time the computer boots as a reminder on how to enter CMOS. However, if the computer asks to press F1/F2 (or another key) to enter setup and does not continue, this may be caused by any of the below reasons.
New hardware has been recently installed
If new hardware has been recently installed into the computer, it is likely that you are receiving the prompt "Press F1 or F2 to enter setup" because CMOS needs to verify that the new detected hardware is properly being setup in CMOS. Enter CMOS setup and save the settings and exit. If you continue to get errors continue to the next step.
Error or confliction with settings in CMOS
If no new hardware has been added or you continue to get this prompt verify no error or conflictions exist in CMOS. Press the key to enter setup and verify that all settings are correct.
If your time and date are not set correctly, your battery is more than likely bad. Try setting the correct time and date, save the settings and then reboot. If after turning off the computer the time and date get reset again replace the battery.
If the time and date are correct and everything else appears to be correct try resetting the CMOS values to the defaults.
If you continue to receive the prompt to enter setup each time the computer boots up and you have attempted to follow the above suggestions, your CMOS battery is bad. We recommended that the CMOS battery be replaced.
hope this will help you.
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