Fans move air through a system. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. Just keep the machines clean, Blow them out. I then used a Dremel tool to very slightly grind down the MB side of each pem nut so I could use screws to hold them down all four to the MB securely and also I resoldered all four of the pem nuts. I removed the heat sink and removed the MB. If some matching screw has gone missing then you find and replace those.

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Hi, Anybody can tell me how I can reach the motherboard of this laptop, in order to fix the CPU heat-sink problem as described, for example, by Mr.

Back to Laptops forum 14 total posts. Keep em cool and if it aint broke?

I open the laptop Gateway ygr 1. Pay close attention to cable routing, etc.

My warranty was still good until june however I refuse to send my life blood away for many, many weeks while they attempt a repair. I removed all four pem nuts and wicked off all the solder. I really enjoy reading where people dive in and fix it! You are posting a reply to: Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.

Problem gatewxy became worse.

This will eventually reap havok and be the downfall of the board. Sorry but basic mechanics appear to be in play here.


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It will crack when twisted or stressed. Discussion topics include hardware component and upgrades, ultrabooksgaming laptops, Netbooksand laptops accessories and much more.

Laptops are subjected to some stresses that they don’t gaateway for, but SOLDER is not a proper mechanical retension item. Did it exceed the warranty period?

Gateway 600ygr Problems

I have a couple year old Gateway ygr 1. You can however resolder these But it take a good hot iron to heat the hold downs enough to actually flow the solder correctly. If some screw is stripped, snapped then replace those. I’ve noticed that the fan is kicking on alot more and staying on alot longer than it used too. Dont try to over-run the capabilities of the device’s like gaming with a max integrated video memory of 32 meg’s and running a game that requires this just to operate.

Proffitt 600gr moderator January 13, Sorry to be so cynical.

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Good luck and may the force be with you. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. There are a ton to list with this issue and M is absolutley correct in stating solder has no “holding” ability in this area. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: It was the motherboard mfr. It worked for me, so Good luck, more questions?


I like hearing these stories as well and hope to be doing this for a lonnnngggg time. I believe your processor overheats, you have to open up your laptop with a screw driver, and check if your cooler didnot cliped off gatewah mother board, If it didyou have to take out the motherboard and to faster the broken attachments of the cooler from the outside, fortunately, you can use the same kind of screws, BUt dont forget to 600tgr up the processor and apply thermopaste, it helps for cooling down.

Repair is holding up just fine. Yes bro, there is a solution. It would be fine except for the fact the heat from the CPU heatsink and related areas heat the joints up and the result is expansion of the solder as it has a lower melting point than the slugs that it holds. It has worked great up until a few weeks ago when it started to lock up when disk cleanup was run, but only when it was hot and when it was running off ac power, not battery.

These laptops have a warranty period and unless refrigerators and such are designed with finite lifespans.