Gateway GT5018E Desktop Audio Driver Problem

Posted by: Lightspeeds PC Repair
Gateway GT5018E desktop running Windows XP Media Edition with a bad hard drive. New hard drive installed reloaded the operating system from Gateways recovery disks. The recovery disk had labeled on the disk – “operating system, programs files and drivers”. After installing Windows XP, there were no drivers installed. I inserted OS disk in to check the cd, could not find any drivers on the main installation disks. Ok, ...

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Gateway NV53A75U / NV53 Laptop Disassembly

This customers Gateway NV53A75U was running hot, and shutting down on the customer. It’s an AMD Triple Core processor, so it does run on the hot side.

  • This Gateways idle temp 60-65 C
  • Load Temp of 74-78 C

Dis-assembled laptop to check, clean the fan & heatsink, modified the cooling with 2 copper shims and applied Arctic Cooling MX2 Thermal Compound. Cooling fan was blocked by dust buildup, not bad have seen much worse.

Re-Assembled Gateway temperatures now:

  • Idled Temp of 48-54 C
  • Full load tempt of ...
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