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

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  1. Syngensmyth

    Syngensmyth In All Seriousness

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    In your spreadsheet you refer to "custom cooler." What is it?
     
  2. azrickster

    azrickster Notebook Guru

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    I basically rebuilt one of those rolling laptop caddy's that I had for my old 15" laptop. I built a custom table top for it since the old one didn't fit the P-7805U and installed 3 120mm fans in it. I was going to do a writeup on it too, but being as it is very custom I didn't think it would be worth it. I'll post some pics when I have access to them.
     
  3. kluckock

    kluckock Notebook Enthusiast

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    Amazing guide. I just followed this and tore my 7811fx apart, applied ICD7, and put it all back together, no hitches. Though I do have experience building desktops, I've never opened up a laptop. Great work! :D
     
  4. azrickster

    azrickster Notebook Guru

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    Just put a write up on my custom cooler on the [thread=355138]Have you built a custom cooler?[/thread] thread. It's on the second page.
     
  5. Syngensmyth

    Syngensmyth In All Seriousness

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    Wow ... lookin' good.
     
  6. JVlichael

    JVlichael Notebook Evangelist

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    Nice work, but does it have MXM capability?
     
  7. husky55

    husky55 Notebook Evangelist

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    I have a broken express card slot latch. One day the plastic insert just popped out. Attempts to reinsert/reinstall it failed as there was no retention latch.

    Since I am not familiar with the mechanical part of the express card slot latch, would somebody please tell me if the latch is repairable by a DIY or it must be send back to Gateway for a replacement.

    I am hoping that a spring might got loose and can be reattached. On the other hand, something could be broken, i.e. non repairable.

    If anybody who had done the complete tear down can give some insight I would greatly appreciate it.
     
  8. azrickster

    azrickster Notebook Guru

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    I assume you are referring to the cooler I built; it's not MXM capable and I don't really see how it could be assuming you are talking about Mobile PCI Express Modules.
     
  9. Kamin_Majere

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    No the Gateway FX isnt MXM

    MXM stands for Mobile aXcellerated Media. Its a socket connection useable by laptops with swappable video cards
     
  10. azrickster

    azrickster Notebook Guru

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    Yes, also know as Mobile PCI Express Modules - but I still fail to see what the heck this has to do with my custom cooler. Unless JVlichael was referring to the p7805u in general then the answer is still no.
     
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