The Laptop is a Gateway 450 ROG. It's a old model and I have had it for a while
The problem is the freezing up of the laptop, due to the over heating.
It's the question I asked before please see below
First my Gateway 450ROG would freeze up I sent it to be checked by an I.T person, I was told it was the because the computer was over heating so I replaced the cooling assembly. I download the laptop monitor and it say that the fan on the cooling assembly is not working so I put the old one back in it does not work either. Would this mean that the problem is still the cooling system or the motherboard, as you do hear the swarlling of the fan when you turn on the laptop.
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Re: Gateway 450ROG notebook repair
I would personally say that it was the motherboard, but it would be impossible to guareente that unless an inspection was carried out.
The support I could offer if you wanted me to take a look would be for you to send the laptop and power cables to us, we would take a look. If we cant fix it we will return it to you with no charges. If it can be fixed you would be informed of the cost before we go ahead and do it.
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You have probably lost the driver for your sound card. You can download the correct driver at mpcdrivers.com under the downloads/notebook page. Also, check in your control panel/device manager and see if there is a yellow flag next to your sound card, or if it is even there at all. If it is yellow flagged, uninstall it, then reinstall the new driver
Drivers for the 450 ROG are on the mpcdrivers.com website. the link is here: http://www.mpcdrivers.com/apps/filelistc20a.html?ID=19095 Many service manuals are available for Gateway units on the mpcdrivers.com website, Just contact the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
at the the top of webpage hit arrow on page in tool bar then you can change text sizes or zoom in and out.
let me know if that helps
also have you gone into device manager and update your display driver
if this does'nt help i can give another solution
If it's still under warranty, it's definitely worth repairing. If not, get them to quote for the repair they say it needs before agreeing to it. If their quote is anything close to the current price, I would say it's not worth it.
The only easy check I can suggest is on the memory. Flip your notebook so that the bottom is facing up. Locate a small panel (with 1 or 2 screws) roughly 3X3in. Inside would be 1 or 2 memory strips held in place by 2 retaining clips, one on each side. Moving the clips slightly away from the memory would free the memory strip and partially spring up. It can now be easily removed. With a pencil eraser, clean/rub on the little gold contacts at the bottom. The slot where they mate with their holder could also be cleaned with an old toothbrush.
If the above does not correct the errors, then perhaps you are better off seeking the services of a qualified professional since the unit may have to be opened up and diagnosis performed on its various components.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information.
Good luck and kind regards.