Having problems with your Gateway MT3705 Notebook ?

My fan isn't working. Could cleaning the fan make it work?

\015 I'd like to try to clean my fan to see if i can get it to work. Will dust build up make it stop spinning? Also, i need to know how to get the cover off of my Gateway MT3705 notebook. I can lift up the sides, but the part where the touchpad is won't come up and i don't want to force it. Does anyone know how to remove the cover to get to the fan?\015

Answers :

Cleaning the fan won't do it. If it's not turning then the bearings are probably gunked up. Replacing the fan is the best solution. Your Gateway laptop still has a screw to be undone. It's probably behind a label or inside a door. Once the screws are gone the top lifts off easily.
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