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My Gateway Notebook MX7500 most likely needs the following : #1. Replacement of Cooling Fan Assy. #2. Replacement of the screen Is there a specific repair shop in Calgary that does Gateway ?

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My lap top gets too hot and shuts down


1. blow into the intake vents with canned-air

2. obtain a 'cooling-pad' for a laptop your size

example of a mat-style cooling pad
Xcellon ChillPad Laptop Cooling Mat Gray Black

example of a fan-style cooling pad
Generic Mini Fan USB Cooler Cooling Pad 2 Fans For Laptop Notebook PC...

Oct 28, 2014 | E-Machines PC Desktops

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Can i change the vid card in NV53A57u


You would be correct Sir!
The weakest link of a laptop is it's graphics 'engine'.

This solution will be rather lengthy. Advising in advance because I want you to understand, without being bored, or your eyes glassing over. Lol!

The Gateway NV53A57u Notebook PC, uses an ATI Radeon HD4250
G.P.U.

To digress for a moment;
Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Circuit

The Integrated Circuit, or chipset, used for graphics, is a graphics chipset, or G.P.U.,
Graphics Processing Unit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

A GPU is mounted to a small circuit board. The small circuit board is an interface, whereby the GPU can be mounted;

1) Directly to the motherboard.
2) To a graphics(Video) adapter card. Commonly referred to as a graphics (Video) card.

The GPU can also be part of the motherboard chipset.
Of which the ATI Radeon HD4250 is.

It is part of the AMD M880G motherboard chipset, which your Gateway NV53A57u Notebook uses.

A) http://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/platforms/home/amd-m880g/Pages/m880g-chipset.aspx

B) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_chipsets#A-Link_Express_III

C) http://support.gateway.com/s/notebook/2010/gateway/nv/nv53A/NV53Asp2.shtml

Therefore no sir. You would have to change the motherboard chipset, and that ain't happenin'.

All is not lost, however. I offer the following for your perusal;

There is a 'kit' that you can use to use a Desktop graphics (Video) card.

http://www.hwtools.net/Adapter/PE4H.html

Option EC2C.

You need a decent PCI-Express graphics/video card, and a desktop Power Supply,

http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/graphics-cards/how-to-make-an-external-laptop-graphics-adaptor-915616

Take away from the mobility of a laptop? Yes.
Can't just take it to the park, and use it.

You could put everything in a small carrying box, with fan cooling, and plug it into power, when you arrive at where you are going, however.

Just a thought. An expert briefly posted the TechRadarComponents website for this graphics card adapter, on FixYa in the past, and I have been 'rolling' with it.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 19, 2012 | PC Desktops

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My cooling fan (not the one with the shroud) makes a lot of noise. Can I get and easily install a replacement.


yes you can replace the all fan inside, except the power supply fan . In these situation is normaly the power supply box is changed.

Jul 12, 2010 | Gateway 550GR PC Desktop

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How do i install the cooling fan for a gateway 702ge


Assuming we are talking about a case fan, bring out a flashlight and possibly a magnifying glass, and start sweeping your main/motherboard, every place you see free pins or connectors there will be a tiny white text next to it on the circuitboard. Fan connector should be between 2 and 4 pins, and be labeled "CASE FAN 1/2" or similar.

Secondly secure the fan itself using either metal screws or anti vibration rubber screws, and you can mount it anywhere it fits / where the power cable allows it to go.

Bare in mind the direction of the airflow when positioning the fan, note that it is generally better to have more fans sucking air into the case than blowing out, creating a higher pressure inside the case and thus preventing dust from getting sucked in & clogging small openings like unused USB ports and most of the media ports on PC back side.

May 27, 2010 | Gateway 702GE PC Desktop

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Laptop switched off while i was working on it


After the notebook shuts down do not turn it back on for 15 minutes and then test it again. Will the notebook work longer if you let it cool down for a while? Isn’t it hot if you touch the bottom? Can you hear the fan running?
Most likely you experience a laptop overheating problem and it would be fixed by cleaning the cooling module – the heat sink and the fan. The notebook processor produces a lot of heat when the notebook is turned on. The cooling module helps to keep the CPU cool when the laptop is working. The cooling module includes two parts: the heat sink and the cooling fan. The heat sink is attached to the CPU and helps to conduct the heat from the processor to the radiator. The cooling fan blows on the radiator and helps to disperse the heat produced by the CPU. The laptop will overheat if the heat sink radiator is clogged with lint and dust or if the cooling fan stopped spinning.
If your laptop shuts down after some time without any reason and warning, check if the cooling fan spins. Usually it makes some noise and you can hear it. If the fan works fine, then check if the heatsink is clogged. In some cases you can clean the heat sink with compressed air, just blow inside the fan openings on the laptop bottom. If the heatsink is completely clogged, then it is necessary to remove the heatsink for cleaning.

Hope This Helps!!!  Please Don't Forget to Rate my Response!!! Thanks!!!  uva

Mar 25, 2009 | Gateway 830GM PC Desktop

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Need a replacement power supply cooling fan for a Gateway 500S Plus computer


Boa,

Depending on whether Gateway used a standard sized fan 40 / 80 or 120 mm fan you might be able to find one at most electronics stores for Somewhere between $2 - $8 USD.

However if it is a proprietary sized fan or if you don't feel comfortable digging around inside of the Power supply. (A power supply contain high voltage capacitors that CAN maintain a charge even once the power is removed) Then it might be more beneficial to you to replace the power supply itself. Most OEM (Manufacturer) power supplies are in the 250-400W range about minimum to run the equipment your PC comes with from the factory..... Now add in any Aftermarket products you install (ie..... High end Video cards, sound cards or additional drive(s) and you can see how easy it would be to exceed your Power Supplies limit) Proprietary fans could demand a premium price if they are a special order and if your not comfortable around High voltage devices, then a new PSU is alot cheaper than a hospital bill for an electrical shock.

Hope this helps you
Dave

Nov 12, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I replacement fan


They sell some things that you can put on the fan so it can run quietly without making any noise.

Oct 28, 2008 | Gateway 506GR PC Desktop

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Loud noise


Typical problem in most computers, the fan is experiencing a "burn out." This means there is either something caught in the fan causing it to create noise, or the motor is going bad. there are two fixes for this problem.
1) open you computer's case according to its manual and remove the system cooling fan and give it a thorough cleaning.
2) you may need to replace the cooling fan with its recommended replacement model.

Hope this helps!

Jul 08, 2008 | Gateway 506GR PC Desktop

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