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  • Jedijeffd Jul 17, 2010

    You need to find out if your hard drive uses a SATA connection or an IDE connection.

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First you need to take the case apart. Here is a tutorial on how to do this:
http://support.gateway.com/s/CASES/3501241/3501241faq24.shtml

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

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Please read the tip called how to replace a hard drive in my profile. it will be posted soon

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