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Getting the backcover off my gateway laptop

I have removeed all the screws on the back cover but still can't get the cover off. I even took the screws on the hinge off. What else can I look for? the model is a MA2 Gateway told me that it was the same as an MX360

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There may be screws on each side of the LCD, look closely with a flashlight.

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I too purchased a Gateway ZX4250 and a 4 GB RAM upgrade kit. It took me awhile to figure out how to open the case. Here is what I found.

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2) Open the small back cover.
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6) Disconnect the Hard drive sata cable from the motherboard.
7) Disconnect the other cable right next to the sata cable on the motherboard (I'm not sure as to the purpose of this cable.
8) Remove the screws from the metal plate covering the motherboard. Take careful note that a grounding cable is connected to one screw.
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If the unit is not under warranty anymore you could open the LCD and reseat the LCD cable. To do this remove the rubber buttons that are located on the front LCD cover - there should be 4 or 6 or 8. Then you should see the screws. Unscrew them all. Now you can remove the front cover by taking it off gently.

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2. Some of the watch have press back technology, which enables the watch to be water resistant and thus, the backcover of these watches are pressed very tight. You just need a back opener, and at the back if this back opener has to placed between the case and backcover and has to be tilted and backcover can be opened.
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