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Disassemble Gateway MA3?

I removed all visable screws from the bottom of the unit but the bottom shell still will not release. Any link to a disassembly manual available?

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Http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Mobile/8511180.pdf
heres the service manual
you need a PDF viewer (fox it reader or Adobe PDF Reader) to read this.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/39MA7BATA10-Gateway-MA3-MT6451-Bottom-Case-Cover-39MA7BATA10-Genuine-/321101430142?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ac322fd7e

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Go to the third photo down. Has two screws circled in Red.
I just want you to look at the Battery Compartment. (Not the red circled screws)

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From 0:45 to 0:47
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The video has been sped up.

This is a look at the Switch Cover removed,

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