Question about Gateway MX3228 Notebook

1 Answer

Overheating my mx3228 is overheating again. It happened b4 when Gateway took it back from me and fixed the problem without even telling me what the problem was. Seemed to me it was a design issue and they didn't wnat to say it. Now I am out of warranty and they wouldn't fix it.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,028 Answers

Overheating is a big issue with Gateway. It mostly involves problems with the fan. When Gateway receives a warranty fan problem they replace it with a fan that is reconditioned or rebuilt (probably from another cutomer's unit like yours) and they don't seem to last long. To make sure it is a fan problem, which is the most common, Turn on the laptop and wait to see if the fan is turning on. It won't take long, processors get hot quick. The fan should turn on and run anywhere from 3 to 15 seconds then turn off. It should do this approx every 5 to 7 minutes in order to keep the processor cool. If it doesn't work at all, works seeming sporadically, or the processor gets really hot before the fan starts, then it's a fan problem, and a NEW fan should be purchased. If the fan works properly, then it could be that the fan and heat sink need to be cleaned internally due to dust build up.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gateway mx3228 laptop loss audio and wireless drivers do you guys know where to get them?


These should work for your notebook:
http://support.gateway.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=3119
Notebooks that have the number 32XX usually all run the same standard drivers.

Aug 14, 2011 | Gateway MX3228 Notebook

1 Answer

How do i install dc board in my mx3228 gateway


not sure what a DC Board is, but on 99% of computer cases, you take off the side cover to install anything.

Apr 03, 2010 | Gateway MX3228 Notebook

2 Answers

MX3228 ethernet controller missing, recovery disk doesn't have driver. I don't know the chip set or what NIC it is.


You didn't list your operating system. I chose the Vista drivers. If this is wrong just click on the "change criteria".

Here is the link. Hope it helps.

http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?ref=step&st=browse&platform=10022&model=10681&os=10954&type=10095

Nov 09, 2009 | Gateway MX3228 Notebook

2 Answers

Post recovery problems


http://www.drivershq.com/Drivers/Gateway/Notebook-Computer/Gateway-MX3228/9771/23769/23957/Drivers.aspx


Mar 31, 2009 | Gateway MX3228 Notebook

1 Answer

Recovery for a gateway mx3228 laptop


try not putting password in it when you do a recovery i have xp and i never use password i have the same error when i recover too but i just ignore it always recover with new instalation

Mar 26, 2009 | Gateway MX3228 Notebook

1 Answer

I having problem with my ram upgrade


Make sure that the ram is pushed in all the way and also that it is the right ram. This is what should be on the package that you bought, if none of this matches you bought the wrong one.. DDR2-533 (PC2-4200) SO-DIMM

Please repost if this doesn't solve your problem

Dec 29, 2008 | Gateway MX3228 Notebook

1 Answer

Gateway Mx3228 drivers for my notebook


Download And install Gateway Update

It will find and download all of the available drivers for your product.

http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?ref=nofind&ct=fn&param=gtwupd.exe

Or visit This Link , select you produt and operating system to see the drivers

http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?param=mx3228&st=kw

Dec 20, 2008 | Gateway MX3228 Notebook

1 Answer

Disappearing Screen


ya thats not good sighn its bad power chip on mobo replace your mobo or solder in new chips or just sell it for parts on ebay

Jan 24, 2008 | Gateway MX3228 Notebook

1 Answer

Getting the backcover off my gateway laptop


There may be screws on each side of the LCD, look closely with a flashlight.

Nov 27, 2007 | Gateway MX3228 Notebook

1 Answer

Can't get free e-mail service on laptop with verizon wireless


Hi
I have one Gateway MX3228, when i turn on, this on only ligt, but no display nathing in screen. What happen?
Thanks for you help.
Orlando

Nov 07, 2007 | Gateway MX3228 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

252 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18333 Answers

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2259 Answers

Are you a Gateway Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...