Having problems with your Gateway 7405GX Notebook ?

Gateway 7426 GX shuts down randomly after fan revs for a few seconds. Sometimes it can run all day fine and then bam!, does seem to happen when I am actively working or have many programs running at once. I saw the posting about removing the heat sink. Is this something an average person can do? Also, my battery is almost dead now, but I saw that it may not happen if running on battery power? Maybe just replacement battery can help temporarily. Help?!


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This seems to be a motherboard related issue. I am having the same problems. Some speculate that it is something to do with the cpu throttling causing the cpu to think it's going to overheat and so it shuts off. Others think it's a faulty cpu temp sensor. If you keep the laptop idle (no intense video applications), then it won't do it, but that makes it very useless. Also, make sure both fans work as the system has 2 inside. One seized and ruined one 7426 on me so I got another for cheap and now it's happening.
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