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Gateway M520x Keyboard bezel power on/off indicator/button is broken. It will not depress the switch located on the pc board. Little pc board under bezel works fine. The little plastic tab that depresses the on/off swith is broken. Where can I find new.used part ?
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A blacked-out screen doesn't necessarily indicate a broken monitor.
If the computer has run out of charge or is in hibernation or sleep mode,
if the screen is too dark, or if the display cable has come disconnected from the motherboard, the screen may appear black or fail to turn on.
To fix a blacked-out laptop screen, troubleshoot the screen settings, check the LCD connector and see if the computer is awake and receiving power.
Touch the touchpad or move the external mouse to see if the computer is asleep or hibernating. If the computer fails to respond, press "Enter" on the keyboard.
Press the power button if the screen remains black.
Confirm that the power indicator light, found at the front of the computer or above the keyboard, is glowing solid green or blue.
Confirm that the power adapter is plugged into the computer and into a wall outlet. Confirm that battery indicator light is glowing solid green or blue.
Hold down the "Fn" key. Press the up-arrow to see if the screen brightness increases.
Some computers also use the "F6" or "F7" keys to increase screen brightness.
Hold down the power button for 10 seconds to turn off the laptop.
Remove the AC adapter from the computer, close the screen, and then turn the PC over.
Slide the battery latch to eject the battery. Pull the battery out of its compartment.
Turn the computer back over, open the lid, and insert the edge of a flathead screwdriver or other flat, solid object beneath the bezel above the keyboard.
Wedge the edge of the keyboard bezel off of the top cover.
Work your way along the edge of the keyboard bezel to loosen it.
Pull the bezel off the laptop.
Trace the cable coming from the laptop screen to the connector found beneath the bezel. Reconnect the display cable to the motherboard if the cable has come loose from the connector.
Line up the tabs on the bezel with the slots along the top of the keyboard. Insert the right edge of the bezel into the gap above the keyboard, and then push the bezel back in place.
Turn the computer back on. If the laptop screen is still blacked out, connect an external monitor to the video port on the side of the PC to confirm that the video card isn't defective.
If the external monitor works, the LCD screen could be broken.
If the monitor doesn't work, the motherboard or video card might need to be replaced.
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Oct 24, 2012 | Gateway M-7351u Notebook
Visit the Gateway support document website and locate the "User's Guide" section of the listings for your laptop model.
You should be able to locate either a "component replacement manual," or a document focusing specifically on replacement of the keyboard for that model (as different models of keyboards have slightly different methods of removing the keyboard.)
You may also wish to check the FAQ's in the support documents of your model, as they may also contain information on replacing the keyboard.
Power down your Gateway laptop and remove the battery.
This will not only ensure that you don't accidentally damage your laptop by powering it up while working on its components, but may also be necessary to reach the mounting screws for your laptop's keyboard.
Press the power button once after the battery has been removed to discharge any remaining electricity that the laptop may have stored.
Consult the support documents for your Gateway laptop model and find out where the keyboard mounting screws are located.
There will most likely be between two and five screws, depending on the specific model of laptop that you own.
You may be required to remove the keyboard bezel (the strip of plastic that runs along the top of the keyboard) in order to reach some or all of the screws; this can be done either by sliding the bezel off to the right of the laptop or by simply lifting it off once loosened (though you may need to use a coin or flat-head screwdriver to detach clips or pry the bezel out of its resting location.)
Remove the screws holding the keyboard in place.
The screws will either be located on the bottom of the laptop (under the space that the battery occupies) or beneath the keyboard bezel.
Put the screws in a safe place where they will not be lost, since you will need to use them to secure the new keyboard.
Lift the keyboard up from the bottom, detaching the keyboard connector and pulling the keyboard itself free from the Gateway laptop, then setting it aside.
You may need to once again use a coin or flat-head screwdriver in order to depress clips which might be holding the keyboard in place.)
Plug your new keyboard into the keyboard connector, then carefully place it back into the space previously occupied by your old keyboard.
If the keyboard is designed to be held in place by clips, press down with sufficient pressure to clip the keyboard into place.
Replace the screws that you had previously removed from the Gateway laptop.
Make sure that the screws are firmly in place both to ensure that the keyboard is secure and also to eliminate any potential problems with replacing the bezel or battery.
Reattach the bezel (if you removed it) and the laptop battery, making sure that all components have been reattached and are firmly secured.
Once the battery is back in place, press the power button to power up the Gateway laptop and give your operating system a chance to recognize the newly-installed keyboard.
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