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On Off Switch for Gateway 7322

It seems like the On Off (power) switch is broken. Is there a way to fix it or do we have to replace the BEZEL ?
Where can I order this part?

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  • jegeek Dec 23, 2008

    I guess I don't quite understand "use a pointing object" to turn the machine on and off!?!?



    It seems the machine will turn on but when the power button is depressed, it won't turn it off. The button is loose. Where can a person get instructions to remove the case and repair the switch?

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Under the computer there are many screws. but the two under the screen area (on the bottom of the laptop) that are on the inside (not the outside edge) of the laptop hold down the bezel with the power button. once these are out, slip a screwdriver or butterknife under the bezel from the gap between the keyboard/bezel. gently pry up and it will pop out. MAKE SURE the screen is lying flat because the parts of the bezel that cover the screen hinges go behind that area.

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For temporary useyou can use a pointing object to switch it on...but for repair you need to call Gateway...

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1) Remove the Side Panel.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883113140

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Welcome to Fixya
No worry ! I will help you!
According to you, your PC switch is faulty.I am right?
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