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Gateway NX 560 XL laptop overheats and won't power on

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by boscobuddy, Sep 15, 2010.

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  1. boscobuddy

    boscobuddy Thread Starter

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    My laptop(Gateway NX 560 XL) would run for a while, overheat and shut off by itself, each time I used it. I brought a usb powered fan for the laptop to sit on, and this helped prolong the amount of time it stayed on before shutting off. I stored the laptop away for a couple of weeks in an attache case. When I went back to use it, it would not power on using the power cable that came with it. I tried using a universal power cable that lit up when connected, but the electricity still wasn't making anything power on.

    My laptop has a 80 GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive; 1024 MB 667 MHz DDR2 Memory Module; Window XP Media Center Edition; 945PMw/128MB ATI Video Motherboard; 8X DVD Multi-Writer Drive; & Intel Core2 Duo Mobile Processor T5600.

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  2. TekTime

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    Sounds as if overheating caused your laptop to die...possibly fried your motherboard, or CPU, etc.
    Try connecting a different adapter/power unit to your laptop to see if that resolves the problem.

    If that doesn't help, you may want to take it to be physically looked at by a shop or technician..but chances are heat has damaged it. For future reference, here's an article on preventing laptop overheating: http://time4tech.com/article26.html
     
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