Proffitt Forum moderator December 19, Problem gradually became worse. Gateway YGR Freezes. Unit has now been working flawlessly for over one year now I have unscrewed all the screws in the back, but still cannot open up the back cover.

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Sadly I see no web pages explaining basic mechanics of how to tighten loose nuts. Fans move air through a system.

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Dust, dirt, grime, gunk, whatever is deposited on the cooling surfaces and insulates the parts. Gateway YGR Freezes. These laptops have a warranty period and unless refrigerators and such are designed with finite lifespans. Yes bro, there is a gayeway.

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My warranty was still good until june however I refuse vieo send my life blood away for many, many weeks while they attempt a repair. Reattached the heatsink and reinstalled everything Can someone please explain what material i need to use in order to secure these nuts back onto the board?

If some matching screw has gone missing then you find and replace those.

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. Everything has to come apart to effect this repair. 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.


Is there any solution to this or am I dealing with a lost cause? It would be fine except for the fact the heat from the CPU heatsink and related areas heat the joints up and the gatewat is expansion of the solder as it has a lower melting point than the slugs that it holds. Repair is holding up just fine.

Remember to have a large work table so you can put the screws, etc. I have unscrewed all the screws in the back, but still cannot open up the back cover.

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Thanks for the help Kenzbo. The pem gatewah protrude too far past the board so a screw won’t hold them securely, thus the slight grinding. I really enjoy reading where people dive in and fix it! Upon further investigation I found that 2 of the pem nuts 4 that hold the heat sink down were no longer attached to the motherboard.

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That’s how I did it and you will see what I mean when you get inside. It will crack when twisted or stressed. Pay close attention to cable routing, etc.

Noticed someone else trying to explain repair 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.


If some screw is stripped, snapped then replace those. I believe your processor overheats, you have to open up your laptop with a screw driver, and check if your cooler didnot cliped off the 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 clean up the processor and apply thermopaste, it helps for cooling down.

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Good luck and may the force be with you. There are a ton to list with this issue and M is absolutley correct in stating solder has no “holding” ability in this area.

Can’t remember the name but it is one the MB. Unit still working as designed. Proffitt Forum moderator December 19, Please try again now or at a later time.