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How to open the case of a Gateway NV52 Laptop computer to replace the AC power plug?

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To disassemble you'll need to remove the screws at the back of your laptop. Please check the video for disassembly of your Gateway NV52 laptop--




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Daniel

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

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