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Need the manual for my 300x so I can open the case and replace the DVD drive

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SOURCE: Open Gateway ES2 300X case

Most of these towers are vertical style, therefore the big button is just to the left of the Gateway symbol. Push it in and pull the left panel away from the case.

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SOURCE: I have a Gateway 300x

There should be 2 buttons you can press near the side panels and then they just slide right off.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

SOURCE: I have a Gateway 300x

Most of these towers are vertical style, therefore the big button is just to the left of the Gateway symbol. Push it in and pull the left panel away from the case.

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SOURCE: How to open the top portion of a Sony Vaio case?

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ok to be clear you want to change the dvd cd rom drive corrct? here how to first thing first take of both sides of the computer (im telling how to for 99'9% of comuters not specifcly yours) there will be 2 screws on each side of the drive take these out now 2 ways to remove from here it will 1 slide out the front or 2 it will be stuck from the from becouse the farsade is holding it in (remember to take both cables out the back of the dvd rom drive) if its 2 then then there will be 2 ways to go from here if there is a lot of space at the back then take it out there if the box with wires is in the way there are 4 screws holing it on take these out and move but dont take all the wires out of everywhere the box of wires (psu) then take out old dvd rom drive and replace it put the psu back in and screw it in then screw in the dvd rom and wire it back up your done turn on the computer it will go to windows and install new device if howver there is not a lot of room and removing the psu wont help then you need to remove the farsade at the from (front cover) ther eis normaly 6 clips at the side push these to remove the farsade and pull ou the dvd rom and replace it that way hope this helps i can provide further info if needed just ask

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(If you want to upgrade the graphics, use a PCI graphics card, IF there is any open, available PCI slot on the motherboard.

A) BEFORE you install the graphics card, stick that CD that came with the graphics card, into the optical drive. (CD/DVD drive) F-I-R-S-T.
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