Gateway FX Disassembly Guide (Covers all 17in FX Notebooks)

Discussion in 'Gateway and eMachines' started by azrickster, May 18, 2009.

  1. Kamin_Majere

    Kamin_Majere =][= Ordo Hereticus =][=

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    Well it cost us the UnOfficial 68xx and 17x series sticky but Flipfire (being the awesomely Captain Awesome that he is) has sticky'ed this for us.

    I recommend renaming the Thread to:
    Gateway 17in FX disassembly Guide (68xx, 17x, 78xx series)

    As it does cover all of them equally.

    oh yeah +1 rep for the nice guide... better than my failed attempt with the laptops (still think they are glued together with blackmagic and hatred) :p
     
  2. RangerXML

    RangerXML Army of None [TRH]

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    Really nice guild, great to have all of this in one central location. Now instead of being a and telling people to use google, now I can be a and tell people to simply look up.

    This is way better then the youtube video I was using before, +1 for you.
     
  3. azrickster

    azrickster Notebook Guru

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    Unfortunately I didn't pay much attention to the express card cage, even when it fell off the first time I disassembled the laptop. I do recall there is a spring in there, maybe the spring just came loose or broke. I would go ahead and open it up, really not that hard. You may be able to order a replacement for the cage from Gateway if it can't be repaired.
     
  4. azrickster

    azrickster Notebook Guru

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    WOW, sticky'd - Thanks Flipfire!
     
  5. Nihilum13

    Nihilum13 Newbie

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    This is awesome! Thanks!
     
  6. fire268

    fire268 Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the great write-up. I tried the disassembly awhile back and got to the point of separating the mobo from the chassis and decided to turn back. I had too many parts lying around. This definitely helped me get to the GPU!

    + rep to ya...
     
  7. The_Moo™

    The_Moo™ Here we go again.....

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    very good :) i like it when people take the time to create guide for other just because they want to help out
     
  8. roadsignologist1

    roadsignologist1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Why would you want to replace the GPU? I mean its a 1GB in an a notebook for christ's sake lol. Also what bluetooth module have people installed, where do I get one, how do I install it, and what about drivers? I looked in the other thread about this and there is SOME info but not everything I want. If someone can just gimme a break down of their setup and what they did to get it would be really appreciated. Thanks!:D
     
  9. The_Moo™

    The_Moo™ Here we go again.....

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    the 1gb is nice but its not what makes the GPU fast...
     
  10. azrickster

    azrickster Notebook Guru

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    I do believe that Mr.Moo was refering to replacing the TIM on the GPU heatsink and not actually replacing the GPU. The GPU on the P7805-FX is not replacable as it is soldered to the MB.
     
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