Gateway solo 1450, 1450 Service Manual

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Gateway Solo 1450

Service Guide

Contents

 

Replacing Components in Your Gateway Solo 1450 . . . . . . . . . . . .

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About this guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Identifying components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Preparing your work space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Preparing your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the hard drive kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the hard drive in the hard drive kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adding or replacing memory modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the keyboard cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the hinge covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the LCD panel assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the LCD lid latch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the cooling assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the CD or DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the palm rest assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the diskette drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the system board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing

Components in

Your Gateway

Solo 1450

About this guide

Use this service guide to help plan your maintenance tasks for the Gateway Solo 1450 notebook. All tasks covered in this guide can be performed by a field technician without jeopardizing your notebook’s warranty.

For information on your notebook’s general maintenance, technical support, safety notices, and regulatory notices, see your Gateway user’s guide.

If you have suggestions regarding the content of this guide, send an e-mail with the subject “Service Guide Comments” to channel.services@gateway.com.

© 2002 Gateway, Inc. All rights reserved. Gateway, Gateway Country, the Gateway stylized logo, and the black-and-white spot design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Chapter : Replacing Components in Your Gateway Solo 1450

Identifying components

Where screw measurements are shown, the first number indicates screw head width, and the second number indicates screw length.

Use this chart to identify the main components of your notebook. For a complete list of replaceable parts, see “Contents” on page i.

LCD panel assembly (see page 24)

Keyboard (see page 32)

Palm rest assembly (see page 45)

Cooling assembly (see page 37)

Diskette drive (see page 51)

System board (see page 56)

LCD panel latch (see page 27)

CD or DVD drive (see page 42)

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Preparing your work space

Preparing your work space

Before performing maintenance on your notebook, make sure your work space and your notebook are correctly prepared.

Wear a grounding (ESD) wrist strap.

Use a grounded or dissipative work mat.

Use a stable and strong table.

Make sure 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.

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

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.

Print the first page of each task, then place the page toward the rear of your work surface. As you remove screws, place the screws in their respective boxes on the page. Where screw measurements are shown, the first number indicates screw head width, and the second number indicates screw length.

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

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Preventing static electricity discharge

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

Caution ESD can permanently damage electrostatic discharge sensitive components in your notebook. Prevent ESD damage by following ESD guidelines every time you open your notebook case.

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

Before replacing components, follow these guidelines:

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

Turn off your notebook power.

Remove the battery and unplug the power cord.

Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove any PC Cards.

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.

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

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 memory modules and modems by their edges, but avoid touching the edge connectors and components on the cards.

Never slide any component over any surface.

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Preparing your work space

Preparing your notebook

Warning To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving parts, turn off your notebook, remove the battery, and unplug the power cord and modem cable before opening the case. Replace the cover before you restore power or reconnect the modem cable.

To prepare your notebook for maintenance:

Make sure the CD or DVD drive and the diskette drive are empty.

Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove any PC Cards.

Turn off your notebook and unplug the power cable (if attached).

Turn over your notebook and remove the battery.

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Replacing the hard drive kit

Tools you need to complete this task:

Phillips #0 screwdriver

Screws removed during this task:

2 black 2.5 × 5 mm (hard drive)

To replace the hard drive kit:

1 Disconnect the power cord, remove the battery, and prepare your notebook by following the instructions in “Preparing your notebook” on page 5.

2 Turn your notebook over so that the bottom is facing up.

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Replacing the hard drive kit

3 Remove the two black screws that secure the hard drive kit to your notebook.

Black screws

4 Slide the hard drive kit out of your notebook.

5 Insert the new hard drive kit and replace the two screws.

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Replacing the hard drive in the hard drive kit

Tools you need to complete this task:

Phillips #0 screwdriver

Screws removed during this task:

2 black 2.5 × 5 mm (hard drive)

4 chrome 3 × 3.5 mm (hard drive)

To install a new hard drive into the kit:

1 Disconnect the power cord, remove the battery, and prepare your notebook by following the instructions in “Preparing your notebook” on page 5.

2 Remove the hard drive kit by following the instructions in “Replacing the hard drive kit” on page 6.

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Replacing the hard drive in the hard drive kit

3 Remove the four screws that secure the hard drive to the hard drive kit bracket.

Chrome screw

Chrome screw

Bracket

Chrome screw

Chrome screw

4 Remove the old drive from the bracket.

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5 Insert the new drive into the bracket so that the screw holes line up.

6 Replace the four screws that secure the bracket to the drive.

7 Insert the hard drive kit into your notebook and replace the two screws that secure the kit to your notebook.

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Adding or replacing memory modules

Adding or replacing memory modules

Tools you need to complete this task:

Phillips #0 screwdriver

Important Use only PC100 (100 MHz) or PC133 (133 MHz) memory modules.

To add or replace memory modules:

1 Disconnect the power cord, remove the battery, and prepare your notebook by following the instructions in “Preparing your notebook” on page 5.

2 Turn your notebook over so that the bottom is facing up.

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3 Loosen the captive screw that secures the memory cover. (The screw cannot be removed.)

Captive screw

4 Tilt the screw side of the cover upward, then slide the cover out.

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Adding or replacing memory modules

5 To remove a module, press outward on the clips at both ends of the memory module until the module tilts upward.

6 Pull the memory module out of the slot.

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7 Hold the new or replacement module at a 30-degree angle and press it into the empty memory slot. This module is keyed so that it can only be inserted in one direction. If the module does not fit, make sure the notch in the module lines up with the tab in the memory bay.

8 Replace the memory cover, then tighten the captive screw.

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Replacing the modem

Replacing the modem

Tools you need to complete this task:

Phillips #0 screwdriver

Scribe or non-marring tool

Screws removed during this task:

2 black 2.5 × 4 mm (modem)

To replace the modem:

1 Disconnect the power cord, remove the battery, and prepare your notebook by following the instructions in “Preparing your notebook” on page 5.

2 Turn your notebook over so that the bottom is facing up.

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3 Loosen the captive screw that secures the modem cover. (The screw cannot be removed.)

Captive screw

4 Tilt the screw side of the cover upward, then slide the cover out.

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Replacing the modem

5 Remove the two black screws that secure the modem to your notebook.

Black screws

6 Use a scribe or small flat-blade screwdriver to lift the modem out of your notebook.

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