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Gateway FPD2185W take apart

Please tell me how to open the case. I took out the screws at the bootom on the back and took off the stand. What Next?

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  • lawmantoo Jul 07, 2008


    I used plastic shims to keep it open when I went to pry open th other side. It sounded like I was breaking it while prying, but nothing was hurt. Replaced capacitors and it now works.


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You have to be very gentle and pry it apart.... VERY gently. Any questions you can e-mail me at

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