laptop gets too hot and shuts down

Gateway / Mt3104b
May 10, 2009 at 08:44:40
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, 1.729 GHz / 445 MB
I think the fan has stopped working my laptop gets very hot and just shuts down. Can I fix this myself by buying a new fan and installing it myself

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May 10, 2009 at 09:16:31
Are you sure the fan has stopped working? Try a blast of compressed air in the cooling vents, they may be dust clogged. And I can't believe you're running Vista with just 445MB RAM? You probably have 512MB with 64MB going to the onboard video. That's no where near enough RAM for a decent "Vista experience".

If you're 100% sure the fan is bad, you're gonna have to decide whether you wanna rip into it & swap fans yourself or take it to a shop. We have no idea of your skill level.

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