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What is the model number of your PC?

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How to remove front panel off my older gateway essential

if it has a molded plastic front panel, most have one version or another of plastic tabs or snaps holding it to a frame.. you just have to try to carefully pry the front away from the case with a thin tool... other types of front panels can be riveted in place and basically not can usually see what type of construction the case is by removing the side panel and looking at the front panel from the inside...

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  • Remove the side panel first to make the front bezel easier to access. To remove the side panel, remove the thumbscrew from the side panel cover. If the thumbscrew is very tight you may need to use a screwdriver to loosen it.
  • Lift up the release lever to loosen the side cover. Carefully swing the panel away from the computer and lift the panel away. Set the panel aside.

    Move the computer slightly forward on the desk so that the top and the bottom of the case are both accessible. Pull the bezel out and lift it free of the case. Set the front bezel aside until it is time to reassemble the unit.Read more:

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    Replacing a power switch on a gateway tower

    The plastic front of your computer is the Front Panel

    Slip this off to access the Power On Button assembly, which has the Power On switch inside it,

    Outside view,

    Rear View,

    -> FOLLOW Anti-Static Procedures -> BEFORE reaching inside, your unplugged from power, computer.
    If you do not know, post back in a Comment

    Now look at the Rear view of the Front Panel again.

    The LEFT Side Panel removes.

    Looking at the Rear view of the Front Panel; note that the LEFT side of the Front Panel, is towards the Bottom.

    See the three TABS sticking up along this edge?
    One at the Bottom, one in the Middle, and one at the Top.

    Flat plastic TABS formed out of the Front Panel itself.

    Another point of view.......
    The metal framework you see that the CD/DVD drive/s are in, is the Optical Drive Bay.

    Look at the Optical Drive Bay, and towards the Top/FRONT.
    See that flat TAB sticking in from the Front Panel?

    Now come down to the Middle of the Front Panel.
    See how out at the bottom of the Optical Drive Bay, there is a TAB sticking in from the Front Panel?

    See the TAB at the Bottom?

    They hook on the metal framework of the computer case.
    They go through SLOTS in the metal framework.

    The Tabs are pressed to the Inside of the computer case, OR to the outside of the computer case.

    This action brings a hooked end on the end of the TAB, to the Middle of the slotted hole it\'s in, and then the Tab is free.

    Suggest start with the Bottom TAB, press on it when hooked end is free of slot; then do the same for the Middle TAB.
    Now perform this on the Top TAB.

    The TABS are pressed to the inside, or to the outside, and pressure is put against them towards the Front Panel.
    Push on the Tabs, to push the Front Panel away from the computer case.

    Once all three TABS are free, the Front Panel will swing out, and remove.

    Power On switch is mounted to this metal case,

    I would open that case, and take the Power On switch itself, out.
    Then see if I could find a replacement, or one that I could live with,

    Direct link to Hardware Reference Guide,

    Let\'s see if it works.

    If not here is the Gateway Support page for it.

    8512041 - Gateway Hardware Reference Guide (5-Bay uATX Case)

    Go to Pages 37, and 38. (Top of Adobe Reader in page number box)

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    How Do I remove the cover from a Gateway 500 series???

    Like this Gateway SE?

    On the back of the computer remove the screw from the top middle.
    Now remove the screw on each outside edge, down towards the bottom.

    Hold the outside shell, or computer cover. Push the inside forward.
    The computer cover comes off like a shell, or bonnet.

    If this is a reference to a Gateway 500X series, remove the thumb screw/s from the back of the computer, on the right side. (Right side as you are facing the back of the computer) Then slide this Side Panel towards the back of the computer.


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    I cannot get the side panel off my gateway 500xl

    The Gateway 500 xl has a release button (quite wide) on the inside at the top of the panel. Simply press this release button and pull the top of the panel away from the computer. It then lifts off.

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