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Keyboard bezel removal steps

My power button broke and is completely missing. I can not power my notebook. Two questions: how can I power on my Gateway 7330 without the power button, and what are the steps to remove the keyboard bezel with power button?

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  • dahlbep Mar 15, 2009

    Gateway 7000 series Is there perhaps a screw under the gateway logo? I flipped up the hinge tabs and got out the tab on the ends but the middle seemed to be locked in place even using a reasonable amount of force, it would not come up but I do not see any pictures with the logo being removable to access a screw so I am not t sure if there is one or not but something is sticking in the midde so I canot access it. Once I do Access I am not suere what I do to replace the power button.


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Take a small flat tip screwdriver under the plastic hinges near the screen and flip them up, the plastic hinge guards house the top bezel.

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