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How to remove the hinge cover on a Gateway PA6A, MX8711

How to remove the hinge cover on a Gateway PA6A, MX8711

1. You will need to is unscrew the two screws that are on the back of ether side of the hinge cover.


2. Next take small screw drivers gentle pry up on the right hing cover. Note this piece is designed to flex a little.

3. Then lift up on the hinge cover slowly and it should release. Note you may need to pop the left side cover with a screw driver.


At this point you should have the hinge cover off

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Instructions

1

Prepare the laptop for disassembly. Shut down the laptop completely, then wait a few minutes before removing the battery and unplugging the AC adapter. Turn the laptop over and lay it down on a flat surface so that the battery area is facing away from you and the hard drive is located at the bottom left corner.
2

Remove the hard drive cover. Remove the two screws located on the left side of the hard drive cover, then lift the cover to remove it completely from the unit.
3

Remove the memory cover. Unscrew the eight screws holding the memory board in place; this cover is located above the Gateway product sticker.
4

Disconnect the Wi-Fi adaptor. Remove the Wi-Fi cover by unscrewing the single screw holding the Wi-Fi adapter in place; this is located directly above the hard drive. Remove the two cables connecting the wireless card to the adapter and snap the card out of the holder.
5

Remove the memory modules. Gateway computers typically have two memory modules located in the center of the motherboard; lift these out gently with your fingers and set them aside.
6

Release the heat sink. Unscrew the four screws around the heat sink assembly; this unit is located to the left of the ventilation fan and is surrounded by a copper base. Carefully lift the heat sink and the cooling fan off the unit and unplug the cable attaching it.
7

Remove the CD/DVD drive. Unscrew the small screw located to the left of the CD/DVD drive, then push the drive out to remove it from the laptop completely.
8

Remove all screws around the base of the laptop. You will now be left with a total of 18 screws located around the edge of the base of the laptop, and in between the stickers and hardware components in the center. Remove all of these carefully and set aside in a safe place.
9

Prepare the cover for removal. Turn the laptop up on its edge so that the back of the laptop is facing you; you will see two screws on the hinges of the computer. Unscrew these and set them aside.
10

Remove the hinge cover. Open the laptop so that the screen is laying flat; use the flathead screwdriver to pry open the hinge cover and pull it off gently with your fingers.
11

Remove the keyboard. Lift up the keyboard and reach behind it to release the cable. You will need to tug gently on the cable to unhook it from the motherboard.
12

Unhook the LCD screen from the notebook. Unplug the Wi-Fi antenna cables located on the right side of the motherboard directly under the screen, then unplug the video cable located directly under the hinge cover. Remove the pair of screws located to the left and right of the LCD screen and gently lift the LCD screen off the notebook's base unit.
13

Remove the system board. Turn the base unit over and unscrew the five screws securing the motherboard to the base. Two of these are located near the hinge cover, and two are located beneath and to the right of the hard drive unit. The fifth is located a few inches below the top right edge of the laptop.
14

Disconnect the motherboard. Lift the system board, then unhook the cable connecting it to the base unit.

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how to take apart gateway laptop mt3418


There is no good way to tell you except with a video.
Get a few pieces of Styrofoam to put the screws into. One for the bottom, one for the top, one for misc.

  • Flip the laptop upside down. Remove all the screws, and batteries, doors etc.
  • Flip the laptop right side up and open the screen open completely
  • Remove the power button/hinge panel (snaps off with a screw driver)
  • Unscrew the keyboard 3-5 screws and it removes
Notice how all ribbon cables disconnect.
  • Unscrew the hinges from the bottom portion and disconnect the cables careful to notice the routing.
  • The upper part of of the case separates from the lower using a knife or small screwdriver. Watch remaining screws
That is about it. Put back together asap. Order the parts you need BEFORE you dis-assemble.

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how do i change which side the door opens


I have a different Bosch but changing the door over is straightforward.
1. Remove the plastic cover above the top door which fits over the controls. There are 2 screws under it holding it on. Lever it up from the back on top and it pops off.
2. Remove the hinge for the top door held on by 2 bolts
3. Take the top door off
4. Remove the central hinge between the doors held on by 2 screws
4. Lift the bottom door off
5. Pull off the bottm plastic cover
6. Move the post in the bottom hinge to the other side. It screws out
7 Replace the bottom door
8 Replace the central hinge on the other side (Take off any plastic caps covering the holes)
9. Unscrew the post on the top hinge (there are 2 possible holes left and right) and put it in the other hole.
10. Put the top door on
11. Bolt the top hinge back on the other side
12 Replace top cover and screws.
13 Move handles (unscrew and pull towards the door edge to get them off)

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Disassembly of Gateway 610


Found this - should help you

cosmetic screw covers that cover nothing
"remove this panel so you can remove that panel so you can slide the
carriage holder and unscrew the fenortnor rods."
"Flex the case in the middle and the undercarriage will drop out."
"Slide the front cover a couple inches left and remove screws, then
turn it around and lift the cover one inch to remove third screw."

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