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Gateway 901 Series Family Room Media Center

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Identifying the model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Preparing your work space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Preparing the Family Room Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Opening the Family Media Center case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Closing the Family Media Center case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Replacing the front bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Replacing the DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Replacing the DVD drive bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Replacing the processor duct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Replacing the hard drive duct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Removing the hard drive module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Replacing the hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Replacing the power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Replacing the modem card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Replacing the video card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Replacing the audio card (for FMC-901X model only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Replacing the TV/FM tuner card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Replacing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Replacing the housing fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Replacing the front I/O board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Replacing the input board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Replacing the fan sink module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Replacing the system board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

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Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Before calling Gateway Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Tutoring and training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Self-help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

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Use this service guide to help plan your maintenance tasks for the Gateway 901 Family Room Media Center.

For information on the Family Room Media Center’s safety notices and regulatory notices, see the user guide.

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Identifying the model

The label on the bottom of the Family Media Center contains information that identifies the Family Media Center model and its features.

Gateway model number

Preparing your work space

Before performing maintenance on the Family Room Media Center, make sure that your work space and the Family Room Media Center are correctly prepared.

Wear a grounding (ESD) wrist strap, and use a grounded or dissipative work mat.

Use a stable and strong table, and make sure that the table top is large enough to hold each component as you remove it.

Use bright lighting to make part identification easier.

Keep your work surface free from clutter and dust that may damage components.

Use a magnetized screwdriver for removing screws.

When removing components that are attached to the Family Room Media Center by a cable, unplug the cable before removing the screws, when possible, to avoid damaging the cable.

As you remove components and screws, lay them toward the rear of your work surface (behind the Family Room Media Center) or far enough to the side that your arms do not accidentally brush them onto the floor.

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Preventing static electricity discharge

To help keep track of screws, try the following:

Place each component’s screws in their own section of a parts sorter.

Place each component’s screws next to the component on your work surface.

After loosening screws that are deeply recessed in a hole, you can leave the screws in the holes if you place small pieces of masking tape over the hole openings. When reassembling the component, just remove the tape and tighten the screws.

When you place flat-headed screws on your work surface, stand them on their heads to prevent the screws from rolling off the table.

Preventing static electricity discharge

The components inside the Family Room Media Center are extremely sensitive to static electricity, also known as electrostatic discharge (ESD).

Warning ESD can permanently damage electrostatic discharge-sensitive components in the Family Room Media Center. Prevent ESD damage by following ESD guidelines every time you open the Media Center case.

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

Before replacing components, follow these guidelines:

Turn off the Family Room Media Center.

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 the Family Room Media Center.

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

Unplug the power cord and the modem and network cables.

Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove any PC Cards.

Before working with Family Room Media Center 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.

Preparing the Family Room Media

Center

Warning To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving parts, turn off the Family Room Media Center, and unplug the power cord, modem, and network cables before opening the case. Reinstall the cover before you restore power or reconnect the modem and network cables.

To prepare the Family Room Media Center for maintenance:

Disconnect all peripheral devices.

Turn off the Family Room Media Center and unplug the power cord and modem and network cables (if attached).

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Opening the Family Media Center case

Opening the Family Media

Center case

Use the following instructions to remove Family Media Center components and replace them with replacement parts.

Warning To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving parts, turn off your Family Media Center, then unplug the power cord and modem cable before opening the case.

To open the Family Media Center case:

1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 3.

2 Shut down your Family Media Center, then disconnect the power cord and modem, network, and all peripheral device cables.

3 Press the power button to drain any residual power from your Family Media Center.

4 Remove the three cover screws.

Screw

Screw

Screw

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5 Slide the cover about 1 inch toward the back of the case, then lift the cover from the case.

Tips & Tricks

If the cover is difficult to remove, press down on the front

 

corners of the cover, then slide the cover toward the back

 

of the case.

 

 

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Closing the Family Media Center case

Closing the Family Media

Center case

To close the Family Media Center case:

1 Make sure that all of the internal cables are arranged inside the case so they will not be pinched when you close the case.

2 Set the cover on the case with about a 1-inch gap between the cover and the front bezel.

3 Slide the cover toward the front of the case until it is closed.

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Reinstall the three cover screws.

Reconnect the cables and power cord.

Replacing the front bezel

To replace the front bezel:

1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 3.

2 Shut down your Family Media Center, then disconnect the power cord and modem, network, and all peripheral device cables.

3 Press the power button to drain any residual power from your Family Media Center.

4 Remove the case cover by following the instructions in “Opening the Family Media Center case” on page 5.

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5 Press the five latches inside the front of the case.

Tips & Tricks It may be helpful to release the two tabs on the left side first, then release the three tabs on right side.

Latches

6 Release the three latches on the bottom of the front bezel, then remove the front bezel.

Latches

7 Align the three latches on the bottom of the replacement front bezel with the latch slots on the bottom of the case.

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8 Align the five latches with the latch slots on the inside front of the case, then press in on the front bezel to snap the latches into place.

9 Reinstall the case cover by following the instructions in “Closing the Family Media Center case” on page 7.

10 Reconnect the power cord and modem, network, and all peripheral device cables.

Replacing the DVD drive

To replace the DVD drive:

1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 3.

2 Shut down your Family Media Center, then disconnect the power cord and modem, network, and all peripheral device cables.

3 Press the power button to drain any residual power from your Family Media Center.

4 Remove the case cover by following the instructions in “Opening the Family Media Center case” on page 5.

5 Remove the front bezel by following the instructions in “Replacing the front bezel” on page 8.

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6 Remove the two screws that secure the DVD drive bracket in the case.

Screws

7 Lift the DVD drive bracket away from the case.

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8 Turn the bracket over, then disconnect the IDE cable and power cable.

9 Remove the four screws that secure the DVD drive in the bracket. There are two screws on each side of the bracket.

Screws

Screws

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Slide the DVD drive out of the bracket.

Slide the replacement DVD drive into the DVD drive bracket.

Secure the drive in the bracket with the four screws you removed in Step 9. Reconnect the IDE cable and power cable.

Reinstall the two screws that secure the DVD drive bracket in the case.

Reinstall the front bezel by following the instructions in “Replacing the front bezel” on page 8.

16 Reinstall the case cover by following the instructions in “Closing the Family Media Center case” on page 7.

17 Reconnect the power cord and modem, network, and all peripheral device cables.

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Replacing the DVD drive bezel

To replace the DVD drive bezel:

1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 3.

2 Shut down your Family Media Center, then disconnect the power cord and modem, network, and all peripheral device cables.

3 Press the power button to drain any residual power from your Family Media Center.

4 Remove the case cover by following the instructions in “Opening the Family Media Center case” on page 5.

5 Remove the front bezel by following the instructions in “Replacing the front bezel” on page 8.

6 Remove the DVD drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the DVD drive” on page 10.

7 Insert a straightened paper clip into the DVD manual eject hole to release the DVD drive.

Manual eject hole

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8 Pull the DVD drive tray out.

9 Slightly rotate the DVD drive bezel out and lift up from the DVD tray.

10 Slide the replacement DVD drive bezel onto the front of the DVD drive tray and snap into place.

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Close the DVD drive tray.

Reinstall the DVD drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the DVD drive” on page 10.

13 Reinstall the front bezel by following the instructions in “Replacing the front bezel” on page 8.

14 Reinstall the case cover by following the instructions in “Closing the Family Media Center case” on page 7.

15 Reconnect the power cord and modem, network, and all peripheral device cables.

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