Originally Posted by cretzoo. Fortunately, you can choose many of these apps individually so that you’re not stuck with a software bundle you don’t need. The problem happens with almost any movement of the notebook whatsoever. Each of these models–the L, the X, and the XL–is a solid if relatively unexciting notebook, appropriate if you travel often yet need more features than you’d find on an ultralight laptop such as the Gateway Thats when I took the laptop apart and started probing things. Log in or Sign up.

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Each also includes a mobile Pentium 4-M processor, but otherwise, prices and features differ across the line. I’ve disconnected the 16 wire cable on the left to the screen, and connected to vifeo monitor, started computer but problem still occured, so i’ve assumed it isn’t shorting in that cable. Lenovo – AST The mobile world might finally get exciting again in The ‘s base weight varies between 5. I have a SX4 with unstable video i.

I can get it to run usually for a minute or so if I am lucky when I first start it up. I lifted the keypad off and used the eraser end of a pencil to 450sx44 press on the motherboard and components and the display freaks out.


Gateway has designed three unassuming flavors for corporate and consumer users alike. Similar Threads – SX4 video issues. Virus Problem, Please Help. If it is, you need to replace the motherboard or have it repaired.

Any suggestions on how to narrow it down further?

Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. So i stopped here because i didn’t had any thermal paste and the store was closed. 450sc4

SX4 video issues | NotebookReview

Virus Problem, Please Help. As per your 45sx4, any slight movement correct me if I am wrong of the laptop would distort your screen. BB code is on. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

Then is when I started probing with the eraser end of a pencil. See details for description of any imperfections.

If so is there vidro place I can find instructions to remove motherboard? Apple’s Touch Bar — a thin screen that replaces the function keys on the new MacBook When the screen turns colorful or just turns block by the slightest movement of the laptop, most likely it is the video card coming loose.


video problems on Gateway 450SX4

On everyday applications tests, the Gateway failed to live up to its high-end CPU. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Gateway Black Laptop Batteries for Gateway. I think that may be the video controller. BB code is on. Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links.

Gateway 450Sx4 Video Problem

On battery-life tests, the came in last, no doubt hampered by its relatively low-power battery vieo its fast CPU. Old Laptop Computer Purchased “as-is” Works for my application. Log in or Sign up.

Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. So I cleaned out the fan heat-sink cooling unit but no effect on problem. Unlike most manufacturers that design different laptop chassis for their business and home notebooks, Gateway takes a one-chassis-fits-all approach with the If I lift on one corner of the laptop the display changes from one kind of vertical line to another.