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Need help with a gateway 200 arc

How do i remove the cdrom drive

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  • Lee N.
    Lee N. May 27, 2008

    never mind that was a test... i have removed the drive if anyone else has issues with their gateway i can give you a link to a tutorial with pictures

    e-mail me at

  • Lee N.
    Lee N. May 28, 2008

    ha ha ha ha ha not quite you have to take out every screw all covers, remove the screen, remove the hard drive, disconnect keyboard, disconnect every freakin cable that is there then slide left side of the top cover up then to the left then remove two tiny hidden screws to get to the cdrom drive (drive was not user servicable)

  • Lee N.
    Lee N. May 28, 2008

    lol sorry that was for the in home repair..... we are free :)

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    No sound on my gatway 200ARC; I un-install and re-install the sound drivers, but there is no sound.



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Link with pictures? 1. Remove case panels 2. Identify drive 3. Remove IDE cables and sound cable (if applicable) 4. Remove screws 5. Remove drive

Posted on May 28, 2008

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  • Steven Burn
    Steven Burn May 28, 2008

    Didn't notice "gateway 200 arc" in your title ;o)

  • Steven Burn
    Steven Burn May 28, 2008

    I don't want to change the subject too much but I couldn't help noticing your e-mail address' domain "" .... yet when visiting the site, I noticed the following

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    our primary objective in the cast is to get a rapid response to general computer troubleshooting and repair, at the lowest price we can usally under $20.00 per hour.
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    Kinda contradicts the domain name somewhat??



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