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My Gateway notebook CX2610 needs a new hinge.

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Bring it to your closest repair shop,but make a few phone calls first to see can they fix it. then evaluate the cost of repair compared to a complette replacement laptop and use the damaged one a a workstation (check your home insurance if the hinge was broken through accidental damage)

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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Instructions

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Prepare the laptop for disassembly. Shut down the laptop completely, then wait a few minutes before removing the battery and unplugging the AC adapter. Turn the laptop over and lay it down on a flat surface so that the battery area is facing away from you and the hard drive is located at the bottom left corner.
2

Remove the hard drive cover. Remove the two screws located on the left side of the hard drive cover, then lift the cover to remove it completely from the unit.
3

Remove the memory cover. Unscrew the eight screws holding the memory board in place; this cover is located above the Gateway product sticker.
4

Disconnect the Wi-Fi adaptor. Remove the Wi-Fi cover by unscrewing the single screw holding the Wi-Fi adapter in place; this is located directly above the hard drive. Remove the two cables connecting the wireless card to the adapter and snap the card out of the holder.
5

Remove the memory modules. Gateway computers typically have two memory modules located in the center of the motherboard; lift these out gently with your fingers and set them aside.
6

Release the heat sink. Unscrew the four screws around the heat sink assembly; this unit is located to the left of the ventilation fan and is surrounded by a copper base. Carefully lift the heat sink and the cooling fan off the unit and unplug the cable attaching it.
7

Remove the CD/DVD drive. Unscrew the small screw located to the left of the CD/DVD drive, then push the drive out to remove it from the laptop completely.
8

Remove all screws around the base of the laptop. You will now be left with a total of 18 screws located around the edge of the base of the laptop, and in between the stickers and hardware components in the center. Remove all of these carefully and set aside in a safe place.
9

Prepare the cover for removal. Turn the laptop up on its edge so that the back of the laptop is facing you; you will see two screws on the hinges of the computer. Unscrew these and set them aside.
10

Remove the hinge cover. Open the laptop so that the screen is laying flat; use the flathead screwdriver to pry open the hinge cover and pull it off gently with your fingers.
11

Remove the keyboard. Lift up the keyboard and reach behind it to release the cable. You will need to tug gently on the cable to unhook it from the motherboard.
12

Unhook the LCD screen from the notebook. Unplug the Wi-Fi antenna cables located on the right side of the motherboard directly under the screen, then unplug the video cable located directly under the hinge cover. Remove the pair of screws located to the left and right of the LCD screen and gently lift the LCD screen off the notebook's base unit.
13

Remove the system board. Turn the base unit over and unscrew the five screws securing the motherboard to the base. Two of these are located near the hinge cover, and two are located beneath and to the right of the hard drive unit. The fifth is located a few inches below the top right edge of the laptop.
14

Disconnect the motherboard. Lift the system board, then unhook the cable connecting it to the base unit.

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How to open this box for gateway e-2000


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The front cover for that Gateway in my picture is hinged at the top front corners; the inside surface of it is showing face-up (black) on the top of the case. Flip it upward, around and down to cover the front panel; on the top of the left side cover there's a press-in latch button (kinda rectangular, in the recess that the front cover was hiding). Push that latch button in (toward the outside surface of the side panel) then pull the top of the panel outward and down, away from the case as if the panel was hinged at the bottom. Once the panel's at a 45º angle, you can lift it up and away from the case.

Your case is similar, I'm sure. Look for a semi-hidden latch button hiding in the recesses.
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plz rate this post as good as u can, so we can help others.

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Install more memory, install new dvd/cd drives


As far as the memory in your system goes, each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-8500, DDR2 PC2-5300, or DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 1GB per slot. You can add two 1GB modules to your present configuration if you choose.

For complete info go to: Crucial for Gateway 835GM

You can also go to www.crucial.com and run their scan feature. It's safe and works well.

Note that you should install memory in matched pairs, so if you should buy 2 more 512MB modules, make sure they are the same kind/type. Also realize that should you upgrade to 4GB of RAM, unless you have a 64-bit OS, it may not recognize all 4GB.


As for the drives, any "big box" electronics store will have the drives you need/want. Even Wal-Mart has a decent selection of internal drives. The drives should work with no problem. Gateway and other companies put fancy bezels on the front, but they have buttons and hinged doors that will allow most drives to be used. One thing you need to make sure of is what type of drive you need. That is, what type of controller is used, either IDE or the newer SATA. If you are not sure, comment back and i will try to research it further.

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Notebook MT6821 I was reading email and it went blank. If I turnj it off with the switch it comes on and the microsoft line moves for about 15 seconds and then the screen goes blank again..Doesn't want...


Get in there and see if your buttons are impeded in motion or stuck somehow; check that your battery's not acting up (esp. if you have a spare) and also try to convince it that you haven't shut the laptop hinge. Likewise try removing AC and battery for a bit and then retrying (with at least one of those reconnected, natch.) As it is it seems like some kind of power button fault or perhaps an actual fault in the power management setup; maybe you can flash the BIOS and have it act right again.
Don't forget to re-pose your question as particular to Gateway MT6821s, since there are probably existing solutions particular to your model.

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then register it with gateway, there should be a pop up to help or an icon on your desktop or in programes, this is fixya support not gateway

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Should be, just need to be careful when removing the cover..

The notebook is quite old so you may find the plastic or metal has just worn and the hinges need replacing.

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2. Insert spacers in the hinges.

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