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How to remove back (motherboard cover) of Gateway laptop NE51B16u

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March 8, 2014 7:44:08 AM

Please tell me how to remove the back cover of Gateway laptop model # NE51B. I need to trace the network card antenna wires. There is only one visible. I have read there should be two. The wireless connection drops out.

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a b V Motherboard
March 8, 2014 7:50:41 AM

1 wire, 2 connection to the wireless module, Each end of the antenna wire.

Not familiar with that laptop, but all the ones I have taken apart, you go in from the top.
The keyboard is usually the first thing to come off.

Some have screws under a cover strip at the top of the keyboard, and some have a switch or screws on the bottom, to release the keyboard.

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The antenna is usually around the periphery of the screen.
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March 8, 2014 9:03:33 AM

Thanx millwright, for clearing up antenna config. No need to dis-assemble then. I installed latest wireless network card driver. We,ll see if this helps drop-outs.
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a b V Motherboard
March 8, 2014 9:32:30 AM

Wireless is not what everyone thinks, 100% dependable.

I have it, and almost never use it.
You always get some kind of slowdown,
Wired is way better.

The kids are coming over today, so I guess I'll have to turn on the wireless.

That's about the only time it gets used, when we have company.
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March 8, 2014 9:46:46 AM

Thanx again millwright. With all of this, it is coming home to me just how flaky wireless actually is. I would install an ethernet line to the laptop's preferred location but there isn't room. You are quite right, nothing transmits an RF signal like a solid wire. Smart TV (Netflix, etc.) works quite well. Laptop is an "el cheepo" and router could be more powerful.
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a b V Motherboard
March 8, 2014 9:53:26 AM

I know most people don't want to wire their house, but I enjoy stuff like that.

If you do want to wire your house, Home Depot, and Lowes, has everything you need, for normal prices.
Not computer store prices.
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March 8, 2014 10:07:15 AM

millwright said:
I know most people don't want to wire their house, but I enjoy stuff like that.

If you do want to wire your house, Home Depot, and Lowes, has everything you need, for normal prices.
Not computer store prices.


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March 8, 2014 10:15:31 AM

Actually, I do want to wire the house. It already partially is where RJ45 will reach and totally wired for phone and co-ax. Also use Lowes extensively. Will probably add RJ-45 out to TV which is conveniently possible. The only computer store I go to is Newegg. UPS does the driving.

Thanx again, you really helped.
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a b V Motherboard
March 8, 2014 10:17:29 AM

You're welcome!
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