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Gateway MX8711 PC Notebook

How do i go about taking out the hard drive? my note book shut down and all i get is a black screen when i try the format cd's they will not fix the problem and it comes up with bad drive . i thank you for any help


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Check the following image for view of the bay (when upside down, the HDD is on the bottom left corner, just pull the screws, pull the cover and replace - powered off, of course):
http://images.tigerdirect.com/Skuimages/gallery/large/G153-MX8711-t.JPG

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Gateway MX8711 Shuts off while running


I suggest you take your laptop back to the repair shop and tell them you still have the same problem. There should be a warranty covering the repair for a period.

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If the screen's backlight doesn't come on at all, that's a new screen. You can find more from Gateway's support website. If the screen lights up but stays completely black, that's a motherboard issue, same fix. If the Gateway logo comes up but never goes into windows, that's most likely a hard drive issue, same fix. If you see an error message from Windows, that's a Windows issue. You could use the recovery DVDs that came with the system to fix that. Just put them in and turn the computer on. Press F8 repeatedly until you see an option to boot to DVD. Then follow the instructions.
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Y Gateway mx8711 does not write cdr or dvd's it reads them fine but does not write.


Is the WARRANTY on the computer still valid?

Either way, take your computer to a repair shop, and get the "broken" optical drive replaced.

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My gateway mx8711 notebook shut down when I plugged in the power cord. The battery was charged but now it will not turn on with or without the power cord. Is there a fuse in the unit and how do I get to...


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type
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Gateway notebook model MX8711 is freezing up - i get SMART msg that hard drive is bad and needs to be replaced asap - what hard is installed in this model?


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Black screens are never good. Usually indicating a hardware failure. You can try a top down troubleshooting method I will give you here or you can send it to the experts to fix. First remove memory and see if you hear any beeps also try replacing with new(reinstall if none). Remove hard drive as well. Now if still nothing will show then you can narrow it down to the motherboard/processor/cmos battery. I would suggest ordering a new battery first and then motherboard- try using your old processor chip on the new motherboard.

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Hi,
boot it, as it starts, keep tapping the F8 key,
should take you to, system startup utility,
take the top option
" last known good"
let it do it's thing
Reboot.

hope this helps
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