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I just bought my new Gateway and after hooking everything up have noticed that my disk drives will not open when pressing the eject button. In doing so the button went right through the computer housing. How do I go about taking this in under warranty?

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Tell them that you recieved it like that, how do they know what state it was sold to you in!!

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