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Need instructions to replace the bezel on a gateway 7330gz

Where can I get instructions on replacing the bezel on a gateway laptop 7330gz?

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    yes, along the top of the keyboard

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    do you mean the bezel along the top of the keyboard?

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Just like any other laptop LCD screen, edtechservic. Remove the rubber caps that cover the Philips head screws, remove the screws, and work around the bezel to pop it loose, a little at a time.

Top cover up, you are looking at the LCD screen. Look at the top Left and Right corners of the screen bezel. Look in-between. Now look along the bottom of the screen bezel. See those small rubber caps? G-E-N-T-L-Y pry them loose with a 60 or 90 degree pick. (In your computer repair kit)
Use care, and finesse! You don't want to scratch the clients laptop!
Now loosen, and remove the screws underneath.

Use a Jewelers flat tip screwdriver, (No.2), and ease it in the parting line, that you will see between the bezel, and top cover. Don't go more than a 1/4 inch in! You could be up against the LCD screen metal frame, if you go too far in. (Which could break the LCD screen)

Won't ease in there? Move over an inch or so. You could be hitting the plastic part of the bezel, that snaps down into the Top Cover.
There are several of these plastic protrusions, that stick down from the bezel, and snap into place in the Top Cover. Every few inches or so.

After you start easing one of these plastic snaps out, (Plastic protrusion I spoke of above), move along the edge, pick another place, and start easing it up. Keep bringing the edge up a little at a time. (Bring the back of the flat tip jewelers screwdriver down)
When you have gone along, and raised a large portion of the bezel, you should hear a distinct Click, as one of the plastic snaps come out of the Top Cover.
If not, move back to the first plastic snap that started to come out, and place your flat tip Jewelers screwdriver next to it. Bring the back of the screwdriver down to pop that plastic snap up, and out.

Hearing it your first time might make you a little stomach sick. You'll think you broke something! If you go along, and raise the bezel up a little at a time, you'll be okay. The bezel is made of space age plastic, and is VERY tough! You can't get crazy with it though!

When you have gone almost all the way around the bezel, the last few inches may just pop up, and out.
This link shows you with photos, and information, for a Gateway MT6704 Notebook PC,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-lcd-screen-from-gateway-mt6704-model-ma7/

This guide is to completely replace the LCD screen. You can just use the information under the first five photos, for bezel replacement.



Posted on Aug 20, 2009

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Aug 20, 2009

    The Hinge Cover pops up just like an LCD screen bezel pops off. There are no screws holding it down, though.

    (Use care, because if there are speakers at each end of the cover, the wires for the speakers may be close to the outside edge.
    The LED lights should stay in the laptop body, as this cover is removed, therefore there shouldn't be any wires leading up to LED lights.

    You have to ease up an edge with the pick, then gently insert the flat tip Jewelers screwdriver under this edge. Again, Do Not go too far in, or you may pinch wires!

    If you look real close, you should see a small indentation in the parting line, in-between the cover, and the rest of the laptop top body cover. It's about the width of a No.2 Jewelers flat tip screwdriver blade. Look C-L-O-S-E. See it?
    That indentation indicates where a small prying device should go. Like that flat tip Jewelers screwdriver.

    Keep moving the pick down, to hold up the portion of this cover that you have raised up, then continue easing the cover up as you go along with the Jewelers screwdriver.

    You may only be able to ease up one side just so far. If so, go to the other side, and work it up. Look close as you go along. Use a flashlight if you have to. Watch that you do not pinch any wires. Once the major portion of this cover is popped up, the rest will follow along.


  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Aug 20, 2009

    By the way, that flat strip of plastic along the top of the keypad, and under the LCD screen, is not called a Bezel. The Bezel is the portion around an LCD screen, and snaps into the Top Cover.

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