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How to Upgrade, Repair, Disassemble a GateWay Laptop or Notebook

Do you want to repair your Gateway laptop or notebook? Here is a collection of free take apart instructions, disassembly pictures or dismantling videos, upgrade and repair manuals, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) tips and tricks for ColorBook, HandBook, Solo laptops and notebooks models made by Gateway . If you have written a repairing guide yourself (or if you know of a report not linked here), please submit a new entry. Also you can publish a guide in the Laptop and Notebook Repair Wiki.

GateWay 450X4 Repair and service of an old laptop turning a clunker into a juwel: RAM upgrade and BIOS battery replacement.
GateWay 2000 ColorBook Some pictures of a painting preparation.
GateWay 2000 HandBook 486 Pictures of a hard disk replacement.
GateWay 2000 HandBook 486 Pinout for the proprietary parallel converter (HONDA "PCR E28FS"), and pinout for the AC adaptor.
GateWay 2000 HandBook 486 How to open the machine, upgrade the RAM, replace the hard drive with an 800MB flash drive, replace the CMOS RAM backup battery and build a 4 AA NiMH battery pack.
GateWay 2000 HandBook 486 This article describes how to rebuild a battery for this notebook so that standard rechargeable AA cells can be used.
GateWay 2000 HandBook Extending the EDO-RAM to 16MB, replacing the hard drive with a 1GB CF card connected to a CF-mini-IDE adapter, changing the CMOS battery, extending the battery capacity six times and building an on/off switch for the internal speaker.
GateWay 3520GZ/M210 Disassembly of the notebook from peripherals to the motherboard itself. A step-by-step guide with lots of photos.
GateWay 4000 Need to fix a broken or fallen off keyboard key? This illustrated HOWTO explains all the dirty work.
GateWay 7504 (aka eMachines M6805) How to access the internal RAM slot.
GateWay M275 You need to replace a broken keyboard key? Here is a useful guide.
GateWay M6846 This guide tell how to remove and replace a broken notebook LCD screen.
GateWay M6846 This guide will explain how to remove and replace a defective notebook keyboard.
GateWay MT3707 The laptop starts with a reddish image on the screen and after a some seconds the screen light goes off completely. The image is still on the screen but it's very dark. This reddish image indicates a problem with the backlight lamp. In this case the entire LCD screen has to be replaced. There are six screws securing the screen bezel. These screws hidden under six rubber plugs.
GateWay MT6704 This guide gives instructions for removing a broken LCD screen from the laptop and replace it with a new screen. Before you start, turn off the laptop, unplug the power adapter and remove the battery. You'll find six rubber screw seals on the display bezel. Remove all seals with a sharp object and also remove all six screws found under the seals.
GateWay MT6704 How to substitute the laptop keyboard.
GateWay MX7000 How to substitute a keyboard key: step-by-step explanations and pics.
GateWay MX (Model MA2A) The main purpose of this repair is to replace the laptop base cover, a piece of the base assembly where the right hinge connector broke off and the whole base assembly had to be substituted.
GateWay NV5302u (aka MS2285) Taking the notebook apart in order to fix a broken DC jack. Since the DC jack is soldered to the motherboard, the whole notebook has to be disassembled and the motherboard removed.
GateWay NV57H13u How to replace LCD laptop screen with the model number: B156XW02.
GateWay NV7802u How to tear the notebook apart and to remove the motherboard.
GateWay NX570 This laptop stopped charging the battery even though the AC adapter worked properly and provided correct voltage. The adapter was tested with a voltmeter. It charged the battery but only intermittently, when the AC adapter was pushed in firmly. In order to charge the battery the AC adapter plug inside the power socket on the back of the laptop had to be adjusted and resoldered.
GateWay NX570X Upgrade the RAM and give your struggling laptop more memory and better performance.
GateWay P-6825 Many major laptop components can be accessed if you remove two covers from the bottom. There are five screws securing the fan and RAM cover and four screws securing the hard drive cover.
GateWay Solo 400SD4 Keycap substitution guide.
GateWay Solo 1450 How to get access to the inverter and LCD cable.
GateWay Solo 5100 How to change the HDD, the LCD screen inverter, the LCD panel and the ribbon cable (in Japanese, partly translated into English).
GateWay Solo 5150 How to add a 64MB PC100 SO-DIMM RAM to the 32MB on board memory.
GateWay Solo 9300  [archived link] Assembly/disassembly instructions.
GateWay Solo 9300  [archived link] Dismantling, assembly/disassembly instructions.
GateWay Solo 9550A step-by-step disassembly guide with pictures [PDF].
GateWay Solo 9550 Upgrading a laptop can be a costly endeavor, depending on how many components need replacing. At some point you have to decide if it makes more sense (financially) to scrap the older system for a shiny new model. This HOWTO goes an upgrade path for: a new display, a bigger hard drive, some extra memory and a DVD burner instead of a CD/RW.
GateWay N.N. How to convert a laptop LCD screen into a stand-alone display.
GateWay N.N. How to replace a broken and flickering backlight.

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Hardware Maintenance Manual, User Guide, Service Manual

GateWay itself offers official user guides (see also this page for user guides of some other models) but unlike Service Manuals they only provide simple technical information, such as RAM and hard disk upgrade guides.


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