Having problems with your Computer System Cooling ?

When I fire my computer up is says I have a CPU fan error and will not boot up. It is a Gateway Laptop. Is this something I can fix myself

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Quite possibly !
\015\012 What you should do is check the fan assembly and if it is loose at all that would give good reason to do what I am going to advise.
Disconnect the fan from the board.
Check your manual for the exact instructions but you should remove the cooler completely
Now with nothing more than isopropynol and cotton bud sticks or another alcohol based cleaner remove the old thermal grease / sticker from the top of the CPU (make sure it is clean)
At this point it is up to you but you could consider a newer better cooler
You could take your old cooler to a good computer shop show them it and just ask for a better one
If you are using your original cooler then here we go
Do the same with the underside of the cooler.
While the cooler is off it may be worth giving it a good 8low job
Now apply some new thermal grease (most computer shops have it)
Be careful about how much you put on
Here are some basic instructions
Once you have re-assembled your cooler and re-connected it check everything is OK and power up the computer.
If everything went to plan you should now be back in business.
Another consideration is that many cases have places in them for extra fans and usually extra connections on the motherboard too.
They are quick and easy to fit.
\015\012Quite often I will fit TWO in what is called a push/pull configuration. One pulls cool air in while the other pushes hot air out.
Possibly. If you know how to open up computers, you can open it up (the screws are on the bottom) and check that the fan is connected to the motherboard and clear any dust out of there. If you don't feel comfortable, take it to a local repair shop. They will order you a new fan and replace it for much cheaper than a big company like bestbuy would.
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