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How can I open laptop computer to fix a problem. It's a Gateway 4520. Thanks

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Opening a laptop is never good idea unless you have had specific training and since you have to ask then it might be better to take it to an expert.

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Gateway Gt 5220 computer will not connect to internet


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Here is a link for your pc with the drivers listed you want the modem drivers.

Im assuming your using another pc to make contact to Fix ya.Download and burn the drivers to a cd or floppy,then install to your gateway.


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The battery should be removable. Consult the underside of your laptop. There should be a release lever or screw for your battery.

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This is directly from Gateway's websit ein regards to this issue.

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How do I send my Gateway product for service and repair?
You must contact a Gateway technician for authorization to send in a Gateway product for all in or out of warranty repairs. Upon exhausting troubleshooting resources, the technician will determine if a product requires service. Contact technical support through e-mail, chat or by calling the correct number as listed below. You may also contact Gateway technical support at the following:
  • Home/Home Office Direct (For products purchased directly from Gateway on or after Jan. 1, 2005): (800) 846-2301
  • Home/Home Office Direct/Professional Direct (For products purchased directly from Gateway before Jan. 1, 2005): (800) 846-2301
  • Gateway Retail (Gateway products purchased from any vendor other than Gateway): (408) 273-0808
"

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Deffinitely worth fixing and be happy it will only cost $200 or less to fix.

Next time make sure you get the extended warrenty, there are 3rd party vendors such as found on amazon that covers this sort of thing.

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