Solved

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

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.

Thank you ...
8 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about remove back motherboard cover gateway laptop ne51b16u
  1. 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.

    Edit
    The antenna is usually around the periphery of the screen.
  2. 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.
  3. Best answer
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. You're welcome!
Ask a new question

Read More

Laptops Motherboards Gateway