Gateway 450rog User Manual

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Replacing the Gateway 450ROG and

450RGH Keyboard

This package includes a replacement keyboard for either your Gateway 450ROG or 450RGH notebook and these printed instructions.

Tools you need

You need a small Phillips and a small flat-blade screwdriver to replace the keyboard.

Preventing static electricity discharge

The components inside your notebook are extremely sensitive to static electricity, also known as electrostatic discharge (ESD).

Warning To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving parts, turn off your notebook and unplug the power cord and modem and network cables before opening the case.

Caution ESD can permanently damage electrostatic discharge-sensitive components in your notebook. Prevent ESD damage by following ESD guidelines every time you replace the keyboard.

Before replacing the keyboard, follow these guidelines:

Turn off your notebook.

Wear a grounding wrist strap (available at most electronics stores) and attach it to a bare metal part of your workbench or other grounded connection.

Warning To prevent risk of electric shock, do not insert any object into the vent holes of your notebook.

Touch a bare metal surface on your workbench or other grounded object.

Unplug the power cord and the modem and network cables.

Remove the main and optional secondary batteries. For more information, see “Changing batteries” in your user guide.

Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove any PC Cards.

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Before working with notebook components, follow these guidelines:

Avoid static-causing surfaces such as carpeted floors, plastic, and packing foam.

Remove components from their antistatic bags only when you are ready to use them. Do not lay components on the outside of antistatic bags because only the inside of the bags provide electrostatic protection.

Always hold components by their edges. Avoid touching the edge connectors. Never slide components over any surface.

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Removing the keyboard

To remove the keyboard:

1 Follow the instructions under “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 1.

2 Turn off your notebook.
3 Disconnect the AC adapter and modem and network cables.
4 Turn your notebook over so the bottom is facing up.
5 Remove the main and optional secondary batteries.
6 Turn your notebook over so the top is facing up.
7 Open the LCD panel to the normal viewing position.

8 Insert the small flat-blade screwdriver under the bottom right corner of the keyboard bezel and gently pry it up.

Important Inserting a piece of cloth between the screwdriver and keyboard and notebook case will help prevent damage to your notebook.

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