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How do I gain access to the inside of my Gateway MX3416 laptop to be able to replace the heatsink fan? I removed all of the screws that I can see, but cannot find what is holding it together at the rear, near the hinge area.

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Usually there are some screws that holds the laptop together under the keyboard.
Remove the keyboard, and find those screws.
That will do.
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Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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Read the manuals and search for initiative to remove the heat sink fan...

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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