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Disassembly I have removed all screws from the bottom of the machine, but it apears to still be held together near the hinge line. can you help me?

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  • stuz0r May 16, 2008

    I have a gateway 7510GX I am trying to take it apart to give it a good cleaning. I know how to take apart laptops but this one is .....different. I have it basically apart except the screen is somehow staying on. All screws have been removed. I cannot for the life of me figure out how it is staying together...I can see 4 screw holes that are right under the monitor lid, but it is impossible to get to those unless the screen is taken off, which I can't figure out how to do...(can't see any screws that are keeping it attached..) Could someone show me where the secret button is? :)

    Thanks!

  • devinology Mar 21, 2009

    Yes, i have the same problem. trying to take the whole thing apart to clean it out since you can't get to the fans or heatsinks any other way. the chassis is held together at one end by 4 screws that are right under where the monitor hinges. the monitor needs to come off but there does not seem to be any way to do this. my screen is actually cracked so i am thinking of just forcing it off since i don't really care if it breaks, but this is not really much of a solution. this laptop SUCKS for taking it apart. i never thought of looking at how easily a laptop comes apart as a plus for why i should purchase it, but now i will never buy one that is this difficult. it seems they made it so you just can't take it apart without breaking it. i would love if someone could answer how to do this.

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You didn't explain why you are taking it apart, but the two main reasons are Hard Disk drive Replacement
& memory (RAM) Replacement
The chassis of the computer is built sort of like the frame of a car
so I will detail how to do the two operations below

Hard Disk drive for 7510GX Laptop:

  1. Back up any data you want to transfer to the new hard drive.
  2. Before beginning, review electrostatic discharge (ESD) precautions.
  3. Shut down the computer, and then disconnect the power adapter.
  4. Disconnect the modem and network cables.
  5. Turn the computer over, and then remove the battery.
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    1. Slide the battery lock to the unlock position.
    2. Slide the battery release latch.
    3. Lift the battery out of the bay.

  6. Remove the hard drive kit screw.

  7. Slide the hard drive kit out if the computer.
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  8. If your new hard drive already includes the hard drive kit bracket, go to step 13. – OR –

Adding or Replacing Memory Modules

  1. Shut down the computer, and then disconnect the power adapter and modem and network cables.
  2. Turn the computer over, and then remove the battery.
  3. Loosen the memory bay cover screw.
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  4. Remove the memory bay cover.
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  5. To remove a memory module, locate the two clips on each side of a memory module, and then slowly press outward on the two clips at the same until the module tilts upward.
  6. Pull the memory module out disassembly - 350191569.jpgbr /> 350191569.jpg
  7. Hold the new or replacement module at a 30-degree angle and press it into the empty memory slot. This module is keyed so that it can only be inserted in one direction. If the module does not fit, verify that the notch in the module lines up with tdisassembly - 350191572.jpg memory bay.
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  8. Gently push down on the SO-DIMM and make sure that the two clips on each siddisassembly - 350191573.jpgdash;DIMM click into place.
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    Replace the memory bay cover.
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  9. Replace the memory bay cover screw.
If you need to do something further, write back.
I hope that helps :)

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