Sorry to be so cynical. I removed the heat sink and removed the MB. I open the laptop Gateway ygr 1. Glad to visit this place and see people getting results! It has worked great up until a few weeks ago when it started to lock up when disk cleanup was run, but only when it was hot and when it was running off ac power, not battery. Please try again now or at a later time. Proffitt Forum moderator January 20,

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Is there any solution to this or am I dealing with a lost cause? Keep em cool and if it aint broke? It is now July I then used a Dremel gateawy to very slightly grind down the MB side of each 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.

Pay close 600yfr to cable routing, etc. Cleaned the top of the cpu also denatured alcohol. There are a ton to list with this cideo and M is absolutley correct in stating solder has no “holding” ability in this area.

I keep all the latest and greatest of just about everything and have learned it is better to uninstall old versions and then install the updates.


Did it exceed the warranty period? I open the laptop Gateway ygr 1. 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. You are posting a reply to: I have been an electronic technician for many years and I beleive that I can do as good or better of a job than they could.

The pem nuts protrude too far past the board so a screw won’t hold them securely, thus the slight grinding. Thanks for the help Vidso. Yes bro, there is a solution. Back to Laptops forum 14 total posts. They are only held to the MB with solder!

Gateway 600YGR 15in. Notebook/Laptop – Customized

Not too complex is it? Sorry to be so cynical. Disassembled unit and found the cpu heat sink was not completely flat against the cpu. Please try again now or at a later time.

It would be fine except for the fact the heat from the CPU heatsink and related areas heat the joints up and the result is expansion of the solder as it has a lower melting point than the slugs that it holds. Upon further investigation I found that 2 of the pem nuts videk that hold the heat sink down were no longer attached to the motherboard.


CNET’s Forum on laptops is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. It will crack when twisted or stressed. Track this discussion gatewzy email me when there are updates. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. Dust, dirt, grime, gunk, whatever is deposited on the cooling surfaces and insulates the parts.

Cleaned the heat sink and applied silver heat sink grease.

Gateway 600ygr Problems

Proffitt Forum moderator December 19, I removed all four pem nuts and wicked off all the solder. Basically it expands and contracts at a much lower temp causing the joints to crack and fail.

I have a couple year old Gateway ygr 1. I removed the heat sink and removed the MB. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Dont try to over-run the capabilities of the device’s like gaming with a max integrated video memory of 32 meg’s and running a vide that requires this just to operate.