Hello I have a Gateway 7508gx that I am in the process of fixing. i have taking out all the visible screws on the underside but it seems to be caught up by the K key. Does anyone know where any other screws are or how else i can get to the motherboard without breaking anything? thankyou
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Remove the keyboard and the media button panel. Remove all the screws from the underside of the laptop. Remove the access panels. Remove the hard drive.
There are three screws that holds the chassis together here (inside the hard drive bay). You won't be able to completely open the chassis but now you can use a flat blade (I used a small flat head screw driver) and pry the top and bottom pieces apart.
As I mentioned, you won't be able to completely take the two chassis pieces apart but you will now have enough clearance to access the CMOS battery to the right of the headphone jack (looking at the bottom).
I used a small flat head to pop the battery out. I then used long tweezers to place the new 1220 battery on the battery tray and reached around from the hard drive bay and popped it in with my index finger.
Put everything back together in the order you took it apart.
Most likely you'll have to take the whole thing apart. There are a series of screws on the underside of the PC. Also, you'll have to remove the hard drive, RAM, and battery to get to some screws as well. It's a rather painful process but people do it sometimes. If it's anything like the Toshiba I just took apart, you will have to take out the keyboard as well. Keep all those little screws separated so you will know exactly where they go back. If you put a longer screw where it doesnt need to be, you could damage the machine, not making it functional.
Take something like a credit card and slide it along the seam holding one side apart while trying to pop the clips with the credit card. You will ultimately bend some positioning tabs but nothing critically to the montior.