overheated and crashed

July 20, 2009 at 12:30:24
Specs: Windows XP home SP3., 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM T5900 @ 2.0 GHz
Well first off, IT'S ALL MY FAULT. I would use my laptop on my bed without a cooling pad or anything. (dumb, I know). Anyways, before it shut down the webpage froze for a min or so, and then I heard a loud, rapid, clicking sound and then off it goes. When I plug it in the light shows that my battery is plugged in. I know its not the battery. What do u think blew up in my laptop? How do I go about repairing it? Without sending it in to a repair shop.....

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#1
July 20, 2009 at 12:58:12
A "a loud, rapid, clicking sound" sounds like the hard drive failing.

Will the machine boot after it's been off long enough to cool down? Any error messages? Anything?

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#2
July 20, 2009 at 15:55:27
Or the cpu fan dieing. Do you feel air coming out of any of the vents?

WinXp Amd 64 3000 Msi Neo2 Platinuim 1 gig ddr 400. When we cast a pebble into a pond we should look past the first ripple.


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#3
July 22, 2009 at 10:44:24
It will not do anything. Only one sign of life and thats the charging light when plugged in. The battery is fully charged, but it won't turn on or anything. I took the screws out from the bottom, but I'm not even sure what I'm looking at. There is one thing I notice and that was the color of one of the chip boards near the fan. It's a faded color of green. Not like everything else that has a dark green board.

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#4
July 22, 2009 at 11:29:35
Different brands or even the same brand of memory can be made on different color boards. If there is an actual fade effect on there as in it's darker on the sides than in the middle; then you probably have a heat issue. The rapid clicking sound would probably be your CPU fan, when your system is running hot, it ususlly runs faster. To add to that theory, a motherboard will not boot without a working CPU fan present (because the CPU will Fry in seconds). I don't see anyway for you to fix this yourself without having experience inside a laptop. Besides you'll probably have to buy a part as well.

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#5
July 22, 2009 at 11:51:13
What's the exact manufacturer and model number of your laptop?

We're going to try to remove the hard drive and see if the machine will boot into BIOS without the drive installed.

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#6
July 27, 2009 at 22:24:40
That laptop is a Gateway. MODEL:MT6840. MODEL NO.:MA7.


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