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Gateway nmz 300x ????

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#1 johnfischer23


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Posted 22 March 2011 - 03:12 PM


I ended up with a gateway nmz 300x desktop. It's not worth much as it stands, but it's kind of a nice case, So I thought I'd try building a new computer in it.

For the life of me, I don't seem to be able to remove the motherboard. I got the side off, removed the normal mounting screws, and it didn't want to move... So, I took the other side off, but I still don't seem to have figured out the trick.

So.... If anyone has done this, a hint would be most welcome... otherwise it's off to Goodwill for recycling.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 03:39 PM

Look for little plastic things poking up through the motherboard. They need to be pinched closed at the tip to allow the motherboard to be released. The probably look like this:

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 03:57 PM

There might be a few screws holding the motherbord in as well.

Pinching the white motherbord standoffs with a pair of needle nose pliers could make things easier.

Are you certain that a new motherboard will fit in the case and that the power supply is sufficient to handle it?

Here is a generic Gateway manual that I found on their site. It may help.
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:46 PM

thanks for the replies...

I removed the mounting screws first thing, and this board doesn't use the plastic stand-offs.

The link to the manual gave me an idea or two.. Perhaps I missed a screw... I will go back and check again.

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