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Removing the Bezel off a gateway 7322gz

Can you help with instructions on how to remove the Bezel off a gateway 7322gz laptop. I need to get it off to get to the motherboard and do a deep cleaning and replace the DC input

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Re: Removing the Bezel off a gateway 7322gz

The hinges on the laptop are covered with plastiic which is part of the part where your gateway logo is.with the laptop closed unclip those 2 parts from around the hinges. then open the laptop flat and pull the pieces from around the hinges. this will start to bring up the part with the logo.that part is clipped in also so use a small flat screwdriver to remove it. once that is off it will expose 3 screws that keep the keyboard in place.remove those screws and slide your keyboard up to release it from the bottom. when that is done you will see a metal plate. remove the screws that hold it down and remove it. your fan and board are then exposed. Good Luck

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Re: Removing the Bezel off a gateway 7322gz

If you havent yet received a response, here it is:

First, turn the notebook over so that the bottom is up. Remove the 2 screws at the back (where all input devices are located) and I think also the one above where it is imprinted "Gateway 7322" (w/input rating and such).

WIth a flat-bladed scre driver (I recommend taping the tip so it doesn't gouge the notebook), insert it just under the Internet/email/zoom button - above & between the Prt Scn and Scroll keys. Gently pry up, and get the bezel to pop up some. DOing the same thing, go between the F1 & F2 keys and gently pry up the bezel there. With the LCD Screen all the way open (and flat), use fingers to gently manouver/pry the bezel off - being VERY CAREFUL you dont yank out the flat, white ribbon cable that makes all the buttons operate, which is attached to the bezel on one end and the motherboard on the other. Using fingers on the brown insertion area, gently move upwards the brown insertion socket to allow the white ribbon cable to come out. Too much force will break the ribbon enclosure, causing you MUCH greif and expense!! Take it from

Good luck!

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Replacing the touchpad of your laptop is not difficult but because laptop parts are very delicate you need to be careful

To remove the touchpad you need to remove the top cover, also known as the palm rest

1.Power off the Gateway laptop, then disconnect the AC adapter from the power jack. Remove any other devices connected to the laptop.

2.Place your hand on a bare metal surface to release any buildup of static electricity. Close the lid to your laptop and turn the computer over.

3.Slide the battery lock over to the side to pop the battery out from its compartment.

4.Set the battery aside, then turn your computer over once again so that it's facing up. Rotate the laptop so that the back (not the bottom) is facing you.

5.Remove the two screws securing the bezel in place from the back of the laptop

6. Open the lid to the laptop, then insert a flat-head screwdriver underneath one end of the bezel to loosen it from the top cover. The bezel is located just above the keyboard, but below the monitor

7. Carefully remove the bezel the rest of the way. Insert the end of the flat-head screwdriver underneath the top of the keyboard to pull it away from the laptop.

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10. Remove the four screws located near the center of the top cover. Release small blue and white cable connecting the touchpad to the Gateway laptop.

11.Pull the top cover up from the base of the laptop, removing the touchpad along with it.

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This is VERY tedious if you are not familiar with working on laptop hardware. You maybe able to find a local shop willing to do this or you can look online for a place that replaces DC jacks on motherboards.

Hope this helps!

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