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i have a gateway T-6859u (notebook) running ubuntu 10.04 that is throwing warning dialogs about an imminent hard-drive failure. subsequently i want to open it up and replace the hard-drive.
where can i obtain a service guide that will show me how to do this?
(otherwise its running great with ubuntu 10.04)
Most of the real service Manuals is for shops are hard to find --You might do a Google Search Installing a HD is easy, Info can be found on the Manuf. Support Site, You can also do a Search on how to Install Laptop Harddrives--Sure you will find much Info
Distribution: Debian squeeze (Gnome) on netbooks; Debian Lenny on servers and Debian wheezy (XFCE) on new laptops
The most modern laptops have standard 2,5" SATA disks installed wich can be accessed by opening two or four screws at the bottom of the cabinet, removing the lid and exposing the hard disk. In most cases they can be replaced with an other standard HDD.
Always disconnect the power supply and remove the batteries before opening the housing of your laptop.
Distribution: Debian PPC/i386/AMD64 6/7, Vista, XP , WIN7, Server 03/08
Thats why I like HP and to a lesser extent Dell because they have service manuals on their sites for their products. Try gateway's site. That said, look at the bottom if you have a panel that has what looks like cylinder with like three segments that is your hard drive bay. unscrew the panel for easy access. Also check the sides of your laptop older Dells had the HD on the side two screws and you slide out the drive like you would a cd drive.
Distribution: debian etch, kubuntu, mac osx 10.51, vista
thanks to everyone for your input. i have noticed that there is a hatch in the bottom, lower left corner of the unit marked with a hdd icon. after removing 3 screws and the hatch itself it revealed the hdd for easy service.
its good to know that hp and dell make service manuals available on line; ibm does too.
i checked the gateway site but did not find much info on hardware diy there.