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How to remove heatsink/fan from Gateway M305CRV

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  • Heatsinks
  • Fan
  • Gateway
  • Power
  • Laptops
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April 30, 2010 12:54:47 PM

I want to replace the power jack on a Gateway M305CRV but I cannot remove the cover because the heatsink/fan assembly is holding it in place. The heatsink/fan does not seem to be removable as it appear to have 3 screws holding it in place from the bottom of the motherboard which is inaccessible. How can I remove the motherboard to replace the power jack? I cannot find dis-assembly instructions for this model laptop.

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May 2, 2010 6:00:54 PM

Boondockers said:
I want to replace the power jack on a Gateway M305CRV but I cannot remove the cover because the heatsink/fan assembly is holding it in place. The heatsink/fan does not seem to be removable as it appear to have 3 screws holding it in place from the bottom of the motherboard which is inaccessible. How can I remove the motherboard to replace the power jack? I cannot find dis-assembly instructions for this model laptop.

:wahoo: 
I found my answer at http://tim.id.au/laptops which where the service manual was located. I had to remove the three 2.0 mm screws down in the bottom of the brass sleeves on the assembly.
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May 2, 2010 6:57:54 PM

Boondockers said:
:wahoo: 
I found my answer at http://tim.id.au/laptops which where the service manual was located. I had to remove the three 2.0 mm screws down in the bottom of the brass sleeves on the assembly.



A very useful site and most definitely bookmarked here - thanks, Boondockers. :D 

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May 12, 2010 11:32:05 AM

I found and posted my own answer to the problem. See second answer.
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