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Gateway 7426gx

by zimz2689 / May 3, 2007 11:34 AM PDT

Ok, I have a Gateway 7426gx laptop. It has windows xp home, 1gb ram, 100gb hard drive etc. More spec information can be found at http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Gateway/7000Series/4651sp3.shtml. I bought this laptop about 6 months or so on ebay. It has been working well up until now. I just use my laptop like normal and all of sudden it shutsdown, no warnings, nothing. The air vents seem to be working properly, I can feel the air comeing out of them) It happened one time when i was using firefox, another time when i was trying to install a theme. I recently reinstalled everything on my computer. (Via the restore function) If anyone can help me, i would greatly appreciate it.

-Peter

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(NT) i meant to say 6 months or so AGO on ebay (refurbished)
by zimz2689 / May 3, 2007 11:35 AM PDT
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It might be a heat problem
by orlbuckeye / May 3, 2007 8:53 PM PDT
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that was getting worse and worse over time.

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It is heat.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2007 9:41 PM PDT
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"AMD Athlon? 64 3700+ Processor" and under power "19 VDC, 6.3A, 120 W output".

Try a laptop cooling pad and remember to get the vents and heatsinks cleaned yearly.

Bob

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cleaning
by zimz2689 / May 4, 2007 3:47 AM PDT
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do i get the heatsinks and the vents cleaned by a professional or can i do it myself

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Once you've seen it done...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2007 3:51 AM PDT
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Most will not pay for others to use the can of compressed air. Remember to just give it a shot or air and not to try to fill it up.

The laptop cooling pad for this model may be non-optional. I own the older R3000 with a 2.0 GHz Athlon 64 and I must be careful about blocking the vents, keeping it clean.

Bob

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getting to the heatsink
by zimz2689 / May 6, 2007 11:18 AM PDT

do i get to the heatsink by removing the keyboard? if so, do you happen to know or know where i can find out which screws (specific to my laptop) to remove on the bottom of my laptop to remove the keyboard?

-peter

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HP had PDFs on such. Here' s mine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 6, 2007 11:41 AM PDT
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just one more thing
by zimz2689 / May 6, 2007 11:58 AM PDT
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Never found it useful.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 6, 2007 12:11 PM PDT
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I'm more the lean and mean type. That is if I find I can do without a program I dump it.

Bob

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another question about my laptop
by zimz2689 / May 4, 2007 5:28 AM PDT
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does anyone know how to tighten my laptop screen, it wobbles. It doesnt really wobble a whole lot when im typing, but if i knock the computer, the screen wobbles. I dont really have any dead pixels or anything like that

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