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Laptop from a yard sale,some parts were taken off,need manual on gateway #:m675prr I want to put it back together. but not sure whats what?? need names of parts or # and some kind of diagram to see what missing..for what I can see the dvd/cdrw drive,video card, ram,hard drie. was taken out. with a manual , diagram and parts list I can move on..I still trying to find what I need on line but on luck Shota

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Re: Laptop from a yard sale,some parts were taken...

Hi, this could be a major problem. The only reccomendation I can make is to check EBAY under laptops or books and manuals. I have some downloaded EBOOKS on disk in my own workshop from there, I have seen one that is a learning course to repair all laptops, this might be the way to go. Regards mistyman

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I got a Targus PA248U Notebook Chill Pad, the part inside where I plug the cable in is messed up I think and it won't power on. How do I open it up to have a look to see if I can fix it?

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When i turned my laptop on then it showed that hp has detected a problem with cooling fan ot working properly.

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If you want to be sure just take measurements from one screw hole to the next one.

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worked for mee!! good luck

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