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Gateway SX2801 problems

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#1 castmir


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:07 PM

I have a Gateway SX2801, and for anyone unfamiliar, it is a slimline PC...

It's power supply is faulty and started having problems just out of the computer's warranty... but I am not writing about that. I have an older quad core computer I am willing to swap my hard drive with to use while I get a new power supply, except the hard drive in my current computer is inaccessible. there is a DVD drive on top of it and the screws are in the corners of the case, unaccessible by screwdriver... I need some way to remove it to get to the hard drive. I can post pictures as needed of the computer. anyway, I haven't had my computer for 3 weeks and I am depleting World of Warcraft membership. I have to save up and pay for all of this myself, so this is very stressful.


if this turns out to be to difficult to do, i have another question, How risky would it be to replace a 220W power supply with a 250W ?

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

What your trying to do is possible but by swapping the hard drive over, you will have to essentially reformat Windows.As long as the power supply form factor is the same then it should be fine.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:04 PM



Page 5 may be of some use for attempting to remove the hard drive.


Every system that I have ever seen...allows for removal/replacement of the hard drive, since this is one of the components most likely to require such.  Unfortunately, I find no tech manual for your system but I would bet that hard drive is accessible, even if it's in a cage.



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