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I received the replacement keyboard for my Gateway laptop computer without the "easy to read instructions". I was hoping that these instructions for removal of the defective keyboard and installation of the replacement along with diagrams could be sent to me via e-mail. The item # is 8017100R for the 86-Key Keyboard for Vista Avalon Silver (US) Thank you, Sue Polimeni

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The best I could find was the product page for the keyboard. Otherwise you'll need to either contact the people who you bought it off or use a general guide for replacing keyboard such as this one. It does have laptop - specific instructions for some Gateway laptops - hopefully you'll hit lucky!

You could try searching specifically for "(your laptop make & model number) keyboard replacement guide" if the above link does not work. Google usually has the answers! Alternatively if you provide me with the model number I could have a look around for you.

Hope this helps and good luck!
Philip

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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Gateway login


Getting locked out of your Gateway computer can be frustrating, especially when you have school or work deadlines.
You can get locked out of your Gateway computer in cases where a password-protected screensaver became corrupt, or if the you have set the default screensaver to use a screensaver that does not exist.
Gateway computers come with Microsoft Windows XP and 2000, including the professional versions of both.
Knowing how to unlock your a Gateway computer can save you time and irritation.

Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys on your keyboard simultaneously to unlock your Gateway computer.
Type the last logged-on user's login information and click "OK" if you see a locked computer message along with "Only domain/username or an administrator can unlock this computer."
Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys once again when you see the Unlock Computer window disappear.
Log on as usual.
Method 2
Shut down the locked Gateway computer by using the Microsoft Windows Resource Kit Shutdown tool. This tool shuts down and restarts a Windows 2000- or NT 4.0-based Gateway computer. Note the dialog box that comes up called System Shutdown.
Wait for the shutdown timer to run out and see the Welcome to Windows box displayed on the screen.
Press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete," which unlocks the computer.
Log onto your Gateway computer normally.
Method 3: Backup, Modify and Restore the Registry
Click "Start" and "Run," then type in the command below in the field box exactly as printed:
%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Click "Create a Restore Point," then click "Next" on the Welcome to System Restore page that appears.
Type any name for the restore point, then click "Create" on the Create a Restore Point page. Click "Close" after creating the restore point.
Perform this procedure before you make changes to the registry, just in case you make an error; otherwise, incorrect registry changes could create serious problems with your computer.
Click "Yes" if you receive a prompt to turn on System Restore at this point.
Clear the "Turn Off System Restore" check box by clicking on it, then click "OK," and repeat.
Click "Start," then type "regedt32.exe" (without the quotes) in search field box to modify the registry and unlock the computer. Press the "Enter" key on your keyboard.
Locate the scrnsave.exe value under the registry key below:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop
Click "String" on the Edit menu, type "logon.scr" (without the quotes), then click "OK."
Look for the ScreenSaverIsSecure value, then click "String" on the Edit menu, type "0," then click "OK."
Quit the Registry Editor
Click "Start" and "Run," then type the command below exactly as printed to restore the registry, then click "OK":
%SystemRoot%\System32\Restore\Rstrui.exe
Click "Restore My Computer to an Earlier Time" on the Welcome to System Restore page, then click "Next."
Note your computer may already be selected to restore to an earlier time--in this case, just click "Next."
Click the system checkpoint on the Select a Restore Point page.
Click "Guided Help (Registry Backup)," then click "Next" on the "On This List Select the Restore Point" area.
Click "OK" if you see a System Restore message listing all the configuration changes it will make.
Click "Next" when you come to the Confirm Restore Point Selection page.
System Restore will now restore the Windows XP configuration you had at an earlier time, and then it will restart your Gateway computer.
Log onto your computer as usual, and then click "OK" when you see the System Restore Confirmation page.


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Enter password unlock system


Getting locked out of your Gateway computer can be frustrating, especially when you have school or work deadlines.
You can get locked out of your Gateway computer in cases where a password-protected screensaver became corrupt, or if the you have set the default screensaver to use a screensaver that does not exist.
Gateway computers come with Microsoft Windows XP and 2000, including the professional versions of both.
Knowing how to unlock your a Gateway computer can save you time and irritation.

Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys on your keyboard simultaneously to unlock your Gateway computer.
Type the last logged-on user's login information and click "OK" if you see a locked computer message along with "Only domain/username or an administrator can unlock this computer."

Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys once again when you see the Unlock Computer window disappear.
Log on as usual.

Method 2

Shut down the locked Gateway computer by using the Microsoft Windows Resource Kit Shutdown tool. This tool shuts down and restarts a Windows 2000- or NT 4.0-based Gateway computer. Note the dialog box that comes up called System Shutdown.


Wait for the shutdown timer to run out and see the Welcome to Windows box displayed on the screen.


Press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete," which unlocks the computer.
Log onto your Gateway computer normally.

Method 3: Backup, Modify and Restore the Registry

Click "Start" and "Run," then type in the command below in the field box exactly as printed:
%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe


Click "Create a Restore Point," then click "Next" on the Welcome to System Restore page that appears.


Type any name for the restore point, then click "Create" on the Create a Restore Point page. Click "Close" after creating the restore point.
Perform this procedure before you make changes to the registry, just in case you make an error; otherwise, incorrect registry changes could create serious problems with your computer.


Click "Yes" if you receive a prompt to turn on System Restore at this point.
Clear the "Turn Off System Restore" check box by clicking on it, then click "OK," and repeat.


Click "Start," then type "regedt32.exe" (without the quotes) in search field box to modify the registry and unlock the computer. Press the "Enter" key on your keyboard.


Locate the scrnsave.exe value under the registry key below:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop


Click "String" on the Edit menu, type "logon.scr" (without the quotes), then click "OK."


Look for the ScreenSaverIsSecure value, then click "String" on the Edit menu, type "0," then click "OK."


Quit the Registry Editor


Click "Start" and "Run," then type the command below exactly as printed to restore the registry, then click "OK":
%SystemRoot%\System32\Restore\Rstrui.exe


Click "Restore My Computer to an Earlier Time" on the Welcome to System Restore page, then click "Next."
Note your computer may already be selected to restore to an earlier time--in this case, just click "Next."


Click the system checkpoint on the Select a Restore Point page.
Click "Guided Help (Registry Backup)," then click "Next" on the "On This List Select the Restore Point" area.
Click "OK" if you see a System Restore message listing all the configuration changes it will make.


Click "Next" when you come to the Confirm Restore Point Selection page.
System Restore will now restore the Windows XP configuration you had at an earlier time, and then it will restart your Gateway computer.


Log onto your computer as usual, and then click "OK" when you see the System Restore Confirmation page.

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Gateway wireless keyboard detection


Insert the installation CD that came with your wireless keyboard set into your computer's CD-ROM drive.

Use the CD to install the drivers for the wireless peripherals.


Insert batteries into the keyboard .

Use a screwdriver to remove any screws that hold the battery bay covers closed.


Connect the wireless signal receiver to your computer.

Receivers for wireless keyboard and mouse sets usually use a USB connector.


Your computer will automatically detect the receiver.

Turn on your keyboard if the devices have power buttons.


Press the "Sync," "Connect" or "Pair" buttons on the keyboard , depending on your model.

If present, press the "Connect" button on the wireless signal receiver as well.

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Need to re-attach a key that key has fallen off the keyboard


Keys on a keyboard cannot be replaced, especially on a laptop keyboard. You will need to contact the manufacturer of your computer to have them send you a new keyboard to connect to your laptop. They are fairly easy to replace.
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Several keys on my MAC laptop keyboard are not responding, due to the cat having an accident on it. What to do?


Hah same thing happened to me.. but sucks really.. If the warranty is still in effect go on MAC support go to tech chat tell them what happened but don't say the cat deal or they might void warranty just say keys just wore out after constant use because you use keybinds for computer games.. So if the warrenty is intact they will send it to you for free if not it will cost like 20 bucks.. and ask them to send a guide on how to install the replacement keyboard if you dont know how.. but if they dont you can always youtube a tutorial video on how to install a replacement keyboard its really simple I did it for my Gateway Fx and they are very hard to replace keyboards with but I'm sure a mac will be easy.

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MY LAPTOP WENT TO GATEWAY IN TEXAS TO GET FIXED. I NEED TO LET SOMEONE KNOW THAT EVERY TIME NOW THAT IT WAS WORKED ON THE COMPUTER OPENS IN A DIFFERENT WAY .ALSO IT MAKES A NOISE THAT IT NEVER MADE BEFORE...


The battery you will have to replace, but you can test it in your controll panel options marked battery.
there are only so many moving parts in your computer to make noises. here are the ones that make the most noise.
FANS - on motherboard, inside case, in the power supply and on video cards (these and the metal pieces under them should be cleaned monthly or bymonthly with canned dry air. they are the #1 noisemakers in the computer and can be replaced inexpensively and without too much effort).
CD/DVD drives - will make noise when the computer starts (moreso, if a cd/dvd is in them), also anytime you are using them.
HARD DRIVE/S- will make a little clicking noise anytime at accessing information which is about 3/4 the time your computer is on.
If either the hard drive or cd/dvd rom is making grinding noises, it's a good indicator that they need or will need to be replaced soon. ALWAYS KEEP A BACKUP OF IMPORTANT FILES ON cd/dvd OR flash drive.
KEYBOARD-no moving parts besides keys and buttons- if you are hearing something from the keyboard besides an electronic click when the nunlock kicks on, you might have something living in there. but keyboard are easy and inexpensive to replace.
MONITOR - it will click , flash then come one when the computer or monitor is turned on, also will make clicking moises if it changes modes or resolution.
You have this listed in the DESKTOP section and ime pretty sure your refering to a laptop. Please correct me if ime wrong. I hope this will lead you in the direction of fixing it.. Please post more here if i can assist you further..
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The keyboard should have a USB plug or a PS/2 plug that should plug right into the back of your computer

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Checked the Manual....

Instructions to remove and replace the Keyboard can be found from page number 7 in the Manual.

Link to get the Manual :

http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Q106/Blade/8511418.pdf

can contact Gateway Chat Support through link below:

http://support.gateway.com/support/contact/chat.shtml

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