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How to replace a dvd rw in a gateway 400 laptop

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Hi esmith0802,

Here we go: Start by powering down your computer. Its easiest if you un-cable everything so you can move the unit to a suitable work location. Remove the unit to be replaced or find the bay in which to install new unit. The old unit will be held in the bay by 2 to 4 mounting screws( a retention clip may also be present). Disconnect the PCI bus cable(this is the ribbon cable that is currently attached to the unit you are replacing. Install the new hardware in reverse order(This would be an excellent opportunity to clean out the dust bunnies, especially around the cooling fan and air intake vent). Make sure the PCI ribbon cable is seated securely and put case back on. Power on the unit. Windows will detect new hardware and install the device, it may ask for manufactures installation cd.
Just follow the given instructions with the cd for installing the extras that may have come with your unit, such as a desktop management utility or whatever. That's it, your done. I hope this helps you.

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Sincerely, cyyyd7

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

  • cyyyd7 Oct 10, 2008

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    I apologize for the error, I read the problem wrong and gave advice relating to a desktop instead of the Gatway 400 laptop. Disregard my previous post. Again, I apologize for this error.



    Sincerely, cyyyd7

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If the nb is still in waranty then Replace it through them, if not then u have to open the NB and replace the drv by removing it.
instructions with screen shots are available on the gateway site for ur model.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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    Imran Fazil Oct 10, 2008

    if the nb is still in waranty then Replace it through them, if not then u have to open the NB and replace the drv by removing it.
    instructions with screen shots are available on the gateway site for ur model.

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