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How can i open up my Gateway 7322GZ to replace DC power jack?

Im trying to replace my DC power jack cuz it broke. im having trouble opening my laptop though. anyone know how to open it up?

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  • nycolombian6 Feb 14, 2009

    well.....i still need help, the link was a dud....sent to some website that had nothing to do with my problem....if anyones knows how to open this laptop or has a manual to open it please tell me. thanx

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    I have the same problem the link to the Adrive site is dead. I think it was a ploy to get members.

  • MRITech Mar 27, 2009

    I have the same problem. Did you every find a diagram to getting the laptop open?

  • kgirl71 Apr 10, 2009

    Yeah, I'm doing the same thing. Got it open tho. It would be nice to find a guide to go along with though!!

  • Bill Kip Apr 21, 2009

    One of my friends took apart one and didn't really keep a record of where things went. I am trying to put it back together now but something is not right. A picture of a opened laptop(torn apart) would be nice.

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Here is the direct link for downloading the manual that will walk you through the procedure you wanna pursue.. It's gateway's original manual n hope you get some idea about how to open up ur laptop

http://www.adrive.com/home/downloadfile/136709577

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