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Old January 13, 2011, 05:09 PM
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Default Can't remove keyboard from netbook

There are no doors to change the ram or hdd on it.
I have a Gateway lt27 netbook and found the manual online. I am to press in the 4 top tabs and lift the keyboard from the center. Been trying for an hour ... can't do it
No room to pry it up ... need help.
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Old January 13, 2011, 07:05 PM
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What a pain ... not for the faint hearted.

This helped ...
YouTube - Replacing keyboard for Acer Aspire One 10.1 netbook

Mine did not just pop out ...
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Old January 14, 2011, 12:02 AM
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Did you get it open?
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Old January 14, 2011, 07:55 AM
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Did you get it open?
Yes ... the trick is to use a razor or shipping knife, push down then up. The tabs lock out of the way. I was just pushing up at 1st and they were not staying unlocked.

This is the second time I do this on a netbook, the 1st time was on a Asus EEEPC 701 and the keyboard just popped up when released.

Eventhough I was finally able to get at it out, it was hungup on one corner and would not release completely. After forcing and bending the keyboard slightly, it came out. The underside is soft alum so it was easy to bend back.

Like I said ... not easy to do.

Do not buy this model or the LT25 if you plan to upgrade since there is no doors to access ram and hdd. Gateway is owned by Acer so do your homework before you buy ...

However, I now have 2GB of ram installed along with a OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD
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Old January 14, 2011, 11:41 AM
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the trick is to use a razor or shipping knife, push down then up.

The underside is soft alum so it was easy to bend back.
I gotta admit I cringed a little bit. They really don't want you in them, eh? I've got an EEEPC and its not too bad to get into, but that is a little rough...
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Old October 29, 2011, 09:40 AM
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Hi, yamawho I came across your cry for help went searching Gateway LT27. Would be too much trouble to send me a copy of the service manual you found or the link so I may download it. I too need to break in to my machine and would like the heads-up on how to do it. Thanks
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Old October 29, 2011, 01:41 PM
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The link is dead ...
Gateway Support Site Map
I can't seem to find a copy of this file at the moment.
I need to find the box the netbook came in ...
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Old October 29, 2011, 02:23 PM
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Hi, yamawho I came across your cry for help went searching Gateway LT27. Would be too much trouble to send me a copy of the service manual you found or the link so I may download it. I too need to break in to my machine and would like the heads-up on how to do it. Thanks
OK found it, check your PM ...
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