Having problems with your Gateway 450ROG Notebook ?

I have a Gateway 4530GZ laptop that has no backlight. the screen went black about one week after the warranty expired and of course gateway wanted me to jump thru hoops and pay a fortune to see IF it could be fixed. this was my son's computer, he gave it to me and bought a new one. The laptop is about 5 years old now I think but was only used for two of those years. it has been in a closet since january 2006. I didn't get it fixed then but now that my very old desktop is about to die I would lik


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The inverter in this particular laptop is in the LCD screen itself. It's at the bottom, in the center. It's rather difficult to judge when looking at pictures online as they are usually way bigger than the piece actually is. Anyways, if you need pictures of where the inverter is, just let me know, I have this same laptop torn apart as well. Unfortunately for me the inverter was not the problem. On to the bulb now.
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I have a Gateway 4530GZ laptop that has no backlight. the screen went black about one week after the warranty expired and of course gateway wanted me to jump thru hoops and pay a fortune to see IF it could be fixed. this was my son's computer, he gave it to me and bought a new one. The laptop is about 5 years old now I think but was only used for two of those years. it has been in a closet since january 2006. I didn't get it fixed then but now that my very old desktop is about to die I would lik


The inverter in this particular laptop is in the LCD screen itself. It's at the bottom, in the center. It's rather difficult to judge when looking at pictures online as they are usually way bigger than the piece actually is. Anyways, if you need pict ... Gateway 450ROG Notebook

Gateway laptop i have a 2 year old gateway laptop. it use to only work when i had the ac wall charger plugged in and now it doesnt even turn on. i brought my laptop to my local gateway tech and he said it needs a new mother board. the tech also estimated it to run me about $500 to fix it. is there any other cheaper way to fix it. like do it yourself type deal?


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My Gateway model w350a T-series laptop overheats whenever I use it too long. I can tell it is overheating because when i feel underneath of the left side it is extremely warm. I recently got a new hard drive after the fan in the old one failed, and I never had the overheat problem before then. Could there be a quick fix for this problem?


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Gateway FPD 1730 Monitor


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Coolonh=g Assembly 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.


I put Silver Oxide thermal compound on the CPU because it was old and wearing off. Someone on here suggested that it could help. Not that my cooling assembly was not working. IT DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM!!! My 450rog is about 5 to 6 years old and only ... Gateway 450ROG Notebook

Graphics driver On bootup a message comes on telling me my graphics driver is not installed or is corrupt. When I download the driver from Gateway to my desktop and follow their instructions, it tells me part of the file is missing or corrupt. I need to know how to install this file D00458-002-001 and replace the bad one. Gateway does not support my 2 years old laptop! My splash screen has vertical stripes. I paid a technician $300 to fix this problem, but was scammed. I am almost 70 but not dea


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Here's more info to my problem: Gateway laptop is 4 years old. Now getting message that says "System Fan Error!! !!Please turn off system and checkyour system fan!!" Computer was purchased at Best Buy, so brought it up there for geek squad to look at. Geek Squad said it was motherboard problem and that we needed to buy a new computer. Is it really impossible to repair this laptop or were they just trying to get us to purchase a new one? Can any computer repair shop do this repair? If c


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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 ... Gateway 450ROG Notebook

Toshiba Satell T2080 Webcam(''Chicony USB 2.0 camera'')not working


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First year college student


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I was told my laptop now needs a new hard drive, but the tech suggested I not bother trying to have it fixed. A new hard drive wouldn't be expensive but the labor to put it on is twice as much. What do you think? The laptop is about 7 years old. If I have to spend $200.00 to get it fixed I should go ahead and pay for a new one. But if I can get it fixed for $60.00, that's including the part, it's worth I think keeping. What would you suggest? Can you tell me of a good hard drive thats not costly


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