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Gateway CX2620 Swivel Screen Laptop

Need to replace the hinges on this model laptop, can you provide tear down instructions or verbal help, hinges just might need tightened but still need to access that area, can you help me. thank you in advance!

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This is the worst solution I've ever heard. This guy is trying to steer you wrong I'm pretty sure. There is zero point in removing all the screws from under the batter/ zero point to removing the area around the power button. Absolute BS. The only part to remove is the part just above the top of the keyboard (silver strip with some black). Then by removing that you can pry the swivel black plastic cover off. Whatever you do.. do not follow Scott's writeup here. I'm telling you. It's sad it's stayed up so long.. so had to warn.

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

  • kteman Dec 15, 2009

    By the way, tried to email "Scott" too. Bad email address.

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Greetings fellow Humans!

To get into the swivel hinge area you need to pull the battery out, remove the all screws from the battery cavity, make sure you remember where they came from. Then flip laptop over and open it up so you can see the LCD screen.

Start at the right side top corner of the plastic cover above the keyboard area, wedge your finger nail between the plastic seam area till you un-clip the first plastic foot that holds the cover down. Work your finger down the left side gently prying the plastic cover apart, just so were clear you are taking the cover off that the power button is housed in.

ALERT!!! Be careful when removing cover there is a small ribbon cable attached to it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remove the swivel plastic covers by prying the plastic feet gently outwards. Once you have that removed you will be able to see the swivel, my screws were snapped and i needed to replace the swivel only and not the extenders that connect to it. Hope this helps, if you need more help you can email me at geekzone@godaddy.com

Scott Wansor

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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