how to open a gateway laptop

When I came back to my computer, my screen shows Gateway across it and won't do anything. You can compare if it’s similar to yours. Does anyone know if this laptop has one or I dont see a place to push open the CD Drive. Hey I’m having problems with step 18, the connection that seems to be connected to the speaker doesn’t want to disconnect- I feel that if I pull to hard it’ll break the connection. I’m a hack when it comes to electronics soldering…but all I did was make sure I put adequate solder on that pin before inserting it into the mortherboard. If it’s that internal speaker, I had it disabled anyway because it was annoying while the dc jack was beginning to fail. You can buy this cable on eBay very cheap. There’s four wires, two black and two red. They are in fact about as inaccessible as laptop fans can be. I am also not familiar with Gateway. On the front panel when it is charging should both the blue & amber lights be lit up (when the unit is off)? Each back should be labelled to reference the position they came from (Location on the laptop, the number of screws as well as the sequential order in which they came off the machine. I have an NV55S Gateway laptop – it appears I would need to go through this whole process to get to the network connection. I have on my desk a Gateway 6020GZ, which has the integrated burning PQ38, I ask because I see that is very similar, I thank you if you can tell me what kind of integrity (integrated above numbers), apologizes for the English, the translated with google translator, I’m from Montevideo, Uruguay, thanks and sorry for the inconvenience, i have a problem great instruction , installed new dc re- putting together but hit a snag, step 10 says in reverse connect system board but it broke in half and I can not see how to put the platis thing back. Download driver for SATA hard drive. Here’s another idea just in case if there is a problem with the motherboard. 2. Excelent Job , congratulations , very clear instructions. If neither replacing the battery nor cleaning out the fans solves the problem, and virus scans all come up clear, you’re probably looking at a more serious problem… possibly the motherboard. Take a look at the step 11. Are you tired of looking for the drivers for your devices? At the bottom it has Press F2 to enter SETUP It stays this way for about 2 minutes an then it goes to the blue screen. Question: did your repair succeed to simply connect the top circuit to the bottom circuit? I re-soldered the power connector on the underside of the mobo and everything is working great. Can you boot to the initial screen when the hard drive removed? 1. and the wifi card – i see its screwed in but there are also 2 cables connected to it, how to is disconnect it? There’s a remote chance the problem is malware having gotten into her computer. Have a Great Day ! Apparently, this is motherboard related problem. I also suspect that since your post was two months ago, that you have solved the issue one way or the other and my solution is for future readers…I would suspect the answer to your question depends on what you are trying to accomplish. I tried to make a contribution by clicking on the “Donate” button but Paypal doesn’t seem to like that for some reason. Maybe you can replace the failed DC jack with a generic jack as it shown on this picture. Please help me i have a gateway nv59 laptop and having trouble. Thanks again! I have a Gateway laptop with a Vista operating system and on occasion the dvd drive stops working. The pictorial was spot on and a really fine job. Should I just assume the fan is failing and replace it? Anyway, thought that you may be able to help me with something else. Remove one screws securing the DVD drive. If not, could you point me to it? This laptop has only one fan. It wouldn’t charge even when i got a new battery and charger. So know I’m sure it’s the mortherboard. I pointed to the connector with a white arrow. Thank you!!! Having an issue with the disconnect of the media button board cable STEP 12. Correction to Help. I’ve tried gently tugging but it doesn’t seem to budge and I don’t want to yank the wires out of the white piece they hook into. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The DC jack is just a connector for the AC adapter. Thats with no matter what hard drive I put in there it still says that, even a formatted one, or non formatter one… I really really need the info off the original hard drive so I ordered a hard drive reader. I bought the Gateway M6320 laptop off craigslist for $50 because it wouldn’t turn on. I disassembled the laptop and the dc jack is not broken like the pictures you show. I was able to resolve the issue in the fan thanks to your detailed instructions. I’m at a loss? Que puedo hacer ya busque por todos lados la mother y nadie la tiene, solo me la venden para AMD y no me gustaría cambiar de intel a amd, el procesador ya lo probe en otra mother de otra lap y si funciona. Before you start make sure the computer is turned off and battery removed. You have to open command prompt with administrator rights. After that transfer all other parts from the damaged cover to the new one and assemble the laptop back together. When you press the power button the green LED light comes on and the cooling fan spins – no boot screen or any other signs of life. I’m going to try resoldering the connector but I would have thought I could make it beep by wiggling the plug it it was just a bad solder joint. thanks. my gateway mt6707 turned off and has never came back tryed pulling the bat and power cord to reboot but nothing. I have the gateway ML 6703 – it looks like it has the same body as the laptop pictured above and a little while ago it stopped working. I replaced the battery. Thanks for taking the time to make this guide! Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. So… I do it one at a time now. Is there something else I am missing? If not, you’ll have to take it to the repair shop. wow!!! Remove five screws securing the motherboard. If the laptop shows absolutely no signs of light I would check the AC adapter. Is the processor or motherboard? I will tear the whole thing apart and show how to remove the motherboard. The wireless signal is always picked up but doesnt always connect. To remove memory modules, or RAM, from a laptop, you follow very similar steps from one brand to another; today, nearly every laptop design places an access panel on the bottom of the laptop and uses similarly latching sockets. No physical damage can be seen on the mother board. I think you are talking about the microphone cable. Restart the laptop and start installing Windows XP. Where is the rest of the description? How would I disable the lid switch, which seems to be stuck and won´t allow the computer to boot? Once it starts up, it runs flawlessly. My son broke mine and I don’t have the button any more. However, there’s a “no battery detected” icon AND, sure enough, it doesn’t work with a battery. man!!!!!! I have no idea where these wires go or what they do. Is this the right order?? Did you have a chance to test your laptop with another known good battery? Not sure what you mean by that. Ok this laptop belonged to my younger bro and he bought it like 4 months ago. The power connector is broken and has to be replaced. Once when showing it to a computer tech. You might also consider using some electrical tape to keep the end of the cord in place at the back of the laptop. Some of the circuit boards have multiple layers and I am concerned that pulling out the plated thru hole might have broken a connection on an inner layer. 2. I feel there is some link is missing. Any ideas? Apparently, it’s not designed to be repaired. You can search on eBay site for “Gateway NV DVD bracket”. Dell XPS 15 9570 (model P56F) disassembly, Taking apart Dell Inspiron 17 5770 5775 (model P35E), Dell Inspiron 13 7386 (model P91G) disassembly, Replacing touchscreen on Dell Inspiron 11 3147 3148, HP Spectre x360 15-ch series Convertible PC disassembly, How to disassemble Asus VivoBook 15 F512 X512, Replace screen on Dell Inspiron 5568 5578 5579 7569 7579, Replace screen on Dell Inspiron 7347 7348 7352 7353 7359, Replacing LCD screen on Dell Inspiron 15 5565 5567. Is that right? At least, I didn’t have any problem with my repair and the customer didn’t come back. None of the motherboards that I can find online have processors in them. When I connect the power jack shut off my charger…please tell me what happen it? The computer started normally a couple of times, each time after sitting for day or two. Probably in your case it’s not the jack failure. What could be keeping it from not getting power. I can solder but I’m not sure where they go? The semiconductor is in line with the magnet behind the screen bezel when the lid is closed. or is the DC Jack done wrong? im trying to fix my fan because its making this horrendous noise. The LCD screen signal goes though the big connector. It’s possible you have a problem with the power jack shown on the last two pictures. Pages: 144. Probably the server was busy. Hello, First i would like to thank you for making such an easy detailed brakedown of all the steps.i had just finished putting my gateway back together using this great tutorial. Buen día tengo una lap Gategay ms-2288 de INTEL, pero ya no enciende nada ya le probe varios cargadores y no se si sea el jack o si de plano la mother ya no sirve, y estoy seguro que estas de intel no necesitan el rebaling. Make sure you do not slip with the tool and scratch the motherboard. I’m thinking need to just replace the motherboard. No, it’s not. Unfortunately, I don’t have this picture. There is a connector in the mail to my house from ebay for about $10 (including shipping). I think my disassembly instructions will work for other Gateway NX570 models too. So if I don’t need it, I’ll just tape ends and leave it off. I’m using the laptop right now after messing with it for a couple of hours. I am having a problem with my NX570X shutting down unexpectedly. Remove all screws from the bottom case. Open this PBIX file in another PC and try to edit query. Before I go that route, are there other possibilities that you may know of? Test the motherboard outside the laptop case. 1,186 Problems and Solutions unable to open manual on my own computer wireless. I found a not needed resistor and cut off one of the legs. for free. Scroll until you see a setting for Default Gateway under Ethernet or Wi-Fi. I was wondering how to go about that. When I remove the battery and plug in the AC power supply. My son broke mine and I don’t have the button any more. I am thinking of getting a completely new motherboard so I can upgrade the graphics card. Unfortunately I found them after I had already figured out how to disassemble myself. Jim, You will not believe but I’m working on a laptop with problem like that RIGHT NOW. Gateway is by far the worst company I’ve ever seen when it comes to service manuals.. I am also having trouble getting the bottom cover off of the parts computer I am using. I note that they could have used less solder on the connections, and there is barely enough gap between them. ok i have a situation… my plug started to malfunction and eventually stopped working. Before you open up the computer (or pay someone else to) though — at least in terms of fixing the immediate problem of the laptop shutting down — check how hot the bottom of the computer is getting before it shuts down. When you do that, one side of the tab goes up at a 90 degree angle, but the other side must stay attached to the connector base. Lift up the keyboard and place it upside down on the palmrest. I have already disconnected everything including ram / hd / keyboard and listened for a post beep. The cable got pinched and severed somehow in the laptop hinge. The DC jack may be broken. The replacement worked but the power connection had a short. Did the de-solder and re-soldering part with the help of a friend. I noted that the wired side on the plug has some factory installed adhesive on the wires with about the same rubbery properties as automotive weather stripping and I suspect that some of this material is under the plug and it is effectively glued in place. Even if it only lasts 5 or 6 months like some people have said, it’s worth it for now! Some things to try: Make sure you don’t just need a new battery. it says “next step” and when i press it, i get an ad. gatway ma7 will not power on… after looking through your guide and taking everything apart, we discovered the problem. I installed the power jack back on the motherboard. I was careful with ESD protection and disassembly as well as reassembly. Can you help? I read earlier that the video card is integrated onto the motherboard and that it cannot be simply replaced or removed…..Is there a solution around this…..please advise? at 1st i didnt know cuz the sound and screen came on.. after installing win 7 ..i tried using cam and it gives errors like it ‘TURN ON CAM’ or ‘NO cam found”… thats the one that broke huh 🙁. What’s your take on this? This could be enough to get a strong signal in your location. I would pay you accordingly of course. Unplug the touch pad cable from the system board. First off, thanks for the great tutorial. The DC jack must have been held in place by the bottom case because the DC jack slid back. I suspect it is the video card, but I am unsure if it can be replaced, fixed or if the entire mother board must be replaced. I doubt you can find a new motherboard with better video card. What order do they go back in on the board? I let it dry initially, took everything apart, cleaned inside, reseated the ram, HD. I look forward to hearing from you and gope it’s simple! Screen remains black/blank and can be shut down again by pressing the power button. Male end released and crumbled. Thanks again. If you have another user account with Administrator privileges then you can easily unlock the forgotten password for your locked Windows account on your Gateway laptop. @ Tracey, It’s hard to tell what is wrong without testing the laptop. I’m just about at the point of just chucking it for parts. Also, I’m aware that the new power button board may be defective, but I should at least get status lights with the unit plugged in. can I order the male plug end? The fan starts up when the computer starts up, and then shuts off after 15 to 30 seconds, and then does not come back on at all. Can you use the cracked tab and secure it with sticky tape? Can you explain or do you have a write-up on “make a modification so traces on both sides of the system board are connected”, Oh my god…thank you. 3. Gateway Notebook User Guide. Even not able download any Windows Update. Found the task very easy. I do wish I had read the reply that told how the keyboard cable clamp works before I started, luckily I didn’t break anything before I worked it out for myself. I don’t want to do that unless I absolutely have to. Remove five screws securing the hard drive and memory cover.Remove the cover. What order do they go back in on the board? You can leave it connected to the motherboard. And if not, then where can I order a new motherboard with a processor and all else that is necessary for me to take it apart as shown above, switch the motherboards, and put it back together? In order to install SATA driver you’ll need and external USB floppy drive. I tried swirling it to the sides but it still doesn’t come out. I guess you don’t have to go through this procedure if you use the original recovery disc because the SATA driver is preloaded. Any suggestions? I have put as much pressure on it as I dare but it refuses to budge. On Tue, 3 Dec 2013 04:25:36 +0000, MarleyMarcinczyk wrote: I just bought the gateway laptop and learning home to navigate. (The ones by the power button) I put tape (black) around each one. If the blue light is also on when the laptop is shut down, I’m not sure what could be causing that. I don’t really want my computers hard drive tampered with. If the same problem appears with different modules installed, probably this is motherboard failure. problem half solved… my laptop would not work without the battery connected and charged. It’s necessary to remove the top cover (palmrest assembly) in order to access the CMOS battery. Im stuck at the display cable connected to motherboard does it pull up out of motherboard or out towards touchpad i cant see its covered in black tape help!! You simply swap the motherboard with a new one and install it back into the laptop. Click on it! I’m gambling slightly that the component was non-essential and, from the operation of the unit, hat seems to be the case. In some Gateway NV series you’ll have to disconnect one more cable. In order to disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard, you’ll have to slide it assembly to the left, lift up and remove. And it will not re-start, you try to turn it on and nothing, it’s just dead, the battery is brand new and it is fully charged, the power supply is brand new as well and works just fine, i did open up the back and found that the exhaust fan is full of dust and nicotine, this thing is completly clogged up, although the fan will spin freely. Problem, it was the power jack, that is fixed, now I am getting purple and green streaks across my screen. THanks in advance for any help!! In my case I had to download file: D00455-001-001.exe 4. Thank you! I have this laptop and I was told by the laptop place where I took it that I need a new motherboard. Thanks for the help! You’ll have to replace the jack. This is exactly what broke on my computer, so I’m guessing that happens a lot with this type of computer. you!!! Gateway Official Site: Worldwide - Select your preferred country or region. Stay tuned for upcoming Gateway laptop pc at Gadgets Now. When the motherboard removed you can access the cooling fan assembly (heatsink and fan). my connecter broke and I see a blue, white, and two blacks. In the following guide I take apart a Gateway NX570X laptop. How to Enter Into Gateway BIOS. I have a Gateway NV58 series, and I need to change a new hard drive, I have read how to open and replace the hard drive. – No picture on boot – No post beep on boot – DVD sounds like its attempting to read on boot. It’s handy to have a backup battery anyway, and if it turns out you need to replace her laptop, you can still recoup most of the cost of the second battery via eBay if it turns out the battery wasn’t the (or the whole) problem. Push the drive to the right and remove it. Your picture above looks like my connection though as do all the other illustrations. Can you please tell me how to get a new jack. Gateway laptop. It does turn but after no time at all the laptop shuts itself down. Remove all remaining screws from the bottom. I doubt it even exist. If the amber light is staying on all the time (when there’s AC power available) it’s not charging up all the way. 4. In the following guide I take apart a Gateway NX570X laptop. The power jack however was totaly f*k*d so i solderd some pig tails onto the system board(as i have been unable to find a replacement) then added some nice 2 way connectors. So i had to open it again and put some thermal compound between the fan and cpu which fixed the over heating problem. It worked for the MT6705 with virtually no modification. My computer was dropped a couple of feet while plugged in and broke the DC jack. What do you think? I have also tried to remove memory, still nothing. No weird sounds, nothing. Can you help me? If the problem still exists, there is something wrong with the motherboard. The tip about labelling the screws is invaluable! “I’ll have to connect traces with a cable.”. I think I might have it, I recently had to replace the hard drive (the old one crashed) and had to reinstall everything and I might have not installed the correct chipset drivers, as the fan runs when I am in BIOS but not when Windows XP starts up. You can try this. Do not pull by the wires. Remove one screw securing the wireless card and remove the card. You are AMAZING. Is that anything important? Very good article! To be honest, I’ve repaired many jacks on many different laptop brands: Toshiba, HP, Dell, Sony, Gateway, but I haven’t seen a motherboard with multiple layers yet. On the following picture the connector shown in the locked state. You can buy wireless antenna cables for Gateway NV series on eBay. There is a chance it will boot your laptop back to normal and you’ll be able to backup files without disassembly. Without the sleeve it will not work. I was thinking i could convert it into a smart toaster??? If the problem still there, it’s likely you have failed DC jack. 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