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you need to take the motherboard out to take the heatsink off the GPU. its tricky the first time but i can do it in about 15 minutes now. use THIS guide and it will save you alot of time.
That's the guide I used. I also had a bunch of sandwich bags for all of the screws. One for each thing I took apart. Made it very easy to keep track of the screws. What upgraded parts do you have. Been looking to eventually get a bluray drive for it and upgrade the lcd screen.
Edited by afdude2018 - 3/29/11 at 6:17am
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you need to take the motherboard out to take the heatsink off the GPU. its tricky the first time but i can do it in about 15 minutes now. use THIS guide and it will save you alot of time.
Thank you The reason I asked was because when I was cleaning out the dust inside the laptop (I brought it used from ebay), I came across this ball of lint+dust.

So I decided I'd have to take it apart eventually to get at the GPU. I clean my Desktop once a Quarter, so I'd like to have the same cleaning routine for this laptop.

Edited by takealready - 3/29/11 at 10:26am
     
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Once you take it apart a couple times it becomes very easy to do. The first time I went very slow to make sure I didn't f anything up.
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What upgraded parts do you have. Been looking to eventually get a bluray drive for it and upgrade the lcd screen.
i had 2 6860s, one i am keeping around as a spare, the other had the video card go bad. i have a 40 gig SSD, 2 320 gig HHDs and a T9300 CPU (2.5 GHz, its a huge increase in speed) sitting around plus a 1920X1200 but i am currently using that but would be willing to trade it for a stock screen plus cash
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i had 2 6860s, one i am keeping around as a spare, the other had the video card go bad. i have a 40 gig SSD, 2 320 gig HHDs and a T9300 CPU (2.5 GHz, its a huge increase in speed) sitting around plus a 1920X1200 but i am currently using that but would be willing to trade it for a stock screen plus cash
adding a T9300, a 1920x1200 screen, and a bluray drive would make this a damn sweet machine.
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adding a T9300, a 1920x1200 screen, and a bluray drive would make this a damn sweet machine.
oh yeah, i love the one i still have but since i just got a nice new sager i dont really have a need for it. sadly i dont have a bluray drive but i do have the other 2 things to help you out and i am open to trades if you wanna pm me about them.
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guys sorry for a noob question. well i have a P-7815u Fx well its doing great... its about the battery. it really gets hot when i plugged it to charge my laptop. when i say hot i mean its much hotter than my gpu when playing my in my laptop without a cooling fan. i can't even hold it for more than a 15 seconds. is that normal???

and my brother has 15.6" toshiba laptop. ang his charger is not even half the size and weight of mine. and the output is same at 19V 6.32A. can I use his charger? or find a substitute for mine? which is lighter than mine.
    
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guys sorry for a noob question. well i have a P-7815u Fx well its doing great... its about the battery. it really gets hot when i plugged it to charge my laptop. when i say hot i mean its much hotter than my gpu when playing my in my laptop without a cooling fan. i can't even hold it for more than a 15 seconds. is that normal???

and my brother has 15.6" toshiba laptop. ang his charger is not even half the size and weight of mine. and the output is same at 19V 6.32A. can I use his charger? or find a substitute for mine? which is lighter than mine.
You can find parts for our Gateway P Series----->Here. The fastest way to fix the problem is to change the power supply & the batter with new ones. Instead of beating yourself over the head trying to figure it out (in my opinion)
     
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Two weeks ago I took a weekend trip. When I returned, I discovered that my house had been broken into. They got my 40" LCD HDTV, 2 Gateway laptops, a 24" Soyo LCD monitor, and some other stuff. So now I'm watching a 13" portable TV and working on an old Gateway laptop that can't even play a 1080p movie without locking up.

I'm not going to change my system info yet because I believe in my local police department and that they will eventually find it. I had LoJack for Laptops installed, but the subscription ran out and they won't do anything at all...even though they surely have the info needed.

So if you happen to see a Gateway P-7811FX as described in my system info in LIKE NEW condition (always used external keyboard, mouse & monitor) for sale on eBay or wherever, please let me know. I sure miss it! The other laptop was a Gateway MT6821.

Later...
    
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I'll keep an eye out on ebay. Been searching for FX laptops on a regular basis just see if I can pick another one up for cheap.
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