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Is it possible to insall a 2nd optical drive on the Gateway GT5428? There's a metal grid at the front of where the drive would go in. Thanks.

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You can check this website

http://support.gateway.com/s/CASES/GERSHWIN/3507057Riv.shtml

as it says there you got Two 5.25-inch drive bays. that means that you can put in a 2nd Optical Drive.

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Replacing a power switch on a gateway tower


The plastic front of your computer is the Front Panel

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009566/1009566nv.shtml

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

Outside view,

http://support.gateway.com/s/CASES/GERSHWIN/8016200R/8016200Rmv.shtml

Rear View,

http://support.gateway.com/s/CASES/GERSHWIN/8016199R/8016199Rrv.shtml

-> 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,

http://support.gateway.com/s/CASES/GERSHWIN/8016038R/8016038Rmv.shtml

Me?
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,

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=atx+power+switch

Direct link to Hardware Reference Guide,

http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Desktops/8512041.pdf

Let\'s see if it works.

If not here is the Gateway Support page for it.

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009566/1009566ul.shtml

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

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

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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What graphics card do I upgrade for my Gateway GT5428?


What graphics card do I upgrade for my Gateway GT5428? This trouble maybe power supply or inverter boards is defective.
first you can test the voltage of the multr,and then check which part is defective.From Wisiny.com can find those parts
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Is it possible to remove the top optical drive bay's front panel and fit the optical drive without it?


The front panel drive panel needs to be removed so you can install an optical drive. There may be a metal panel behind the plastic front panel, if so this will need to be removed so the optical drive can be inserted into the drive bay.

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How do I check my wireless settings. Do i need an adapter to have wireless connection.


The Gateway GT5428 does not have a wireless card installed but has a provision of two PCI slots which can be used to install a wireless adapter.

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Hi:
You should be able to transfer your motherboard to the new case, but some things to check before you do:
How do the power switches and front audio/USB connections work for the old gateway? Are they standard or vendor specific? Are the optical drives in the gateway standard, or do they have special fronts on them? I have done what you are wanting to do several times, and often you need to replace OEM optical drives, and sometimes the motherboard headers don't match up with a builder case, so you do the best you can.

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Can't find a manual for Gateway GT5428 motherboard


I believe that is a pci express slot (x1)

Here is the manual for your motherboard:

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d845gvsr/sb/cs-008823.htm

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It will have to be bent until the metal gives. It is like those old toys that come in the grid that you have to bend and snap off.

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I need to access the BIOS on my Gateway GT5428 PC


well, the most common BIOS entry keys are F1, F2, F10, and Delete.
push one while the computer is booting, before windows starts booting.

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