Read your post and was able to get the machine working again by securing the pem nuts 3 and 4 were detached from Motherboard and applying some heat sync grease from Radio Shack. It is now July I really enjoy reading where people dive in and fix it! Pay close attention to cable routing, etc. Please try again now or at a later time.

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This one tip will help you sleep better tonight A few seconds are all you need to get a better night’s rest. Good luck and may the force be with you. Disassembled unit and found the cpu heat sink was not completely flat against the cpu.

Gateway 600ygr Problems

Is there any solution to this or am I dealing with a lost cause? Pay close attention to cable routing, etc. Fans move air through a system. This will eventually reap havok and be the downfall of the board. Thanks for the help Kenzbo.

Gateway 600YGR 15in. Notebook/Laptop – Customized

You are posting a reply to: If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Laptops are subjected to some stresses that they don’t account for, but SOLDER is not a proper mechanical retension item. Yes bro, there is a solution. Flaming ggateway offending other users Illegal activities: Advertisements or commercial links.


The pem nuts protrude too far past the board so a screw won’t hold them securely, thus the slight grinding. CNET’s Forum on laptops is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. Hi, Anybody can tell me how I can reach the motherboard of this laptop, in order to fix the CPU heat-sink problem as described, for example, by Mr.

If more people would do a simple weekly maintenance on the laptops.

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Sadly I see no web pages explaining basic mechanics of how to tighten loose nuts. Thanks for your assistance.

This was helpful 0. I then used a Dremel tool to very slightly grind down the MB side of gatewah pem nut so I could use screws to hold them down all four to the MB securely and also I resoldered all four of the pem nuts.

My warranty was still good until june however I refuse to send my life blood away for many, many weeks while they attempt a repair. Proffitt Forum moderator December 19, Upon further investigation I found that 2 of the pem nuts 4 that hold the heat sink down were no longer attached to the motherboard. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post.


I like hearing these stories as well and hope to be doing this for a lonnnngggg time. It is now July I removed all four pem nuts and wicked off all the solder.

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Cleaned the top of the cpu also denatured alcohol. Keep em cool and if it aint broke? Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.