A motherboard is one of the most essential laptop parts. Basically, motherboards allow your computer’s hardware to work with each other. If your motherboard stops working, many other parts in your laptop will also stop working. Although some motherboards are prone to malfunctions now and then, the most likely cause of motherboard failure is a nonstandard power adapter.
Many companies sell universal power adapters that can be too powerful for some laptops. Fortunately, many sites sell Gateway laptop parts. You might want to contact the company to find out exactly which type of motherboard you need. Once you have that information, you can order a new motherboard online and take care of everything yourself.
You will need to have a Phillips head screwdriver and your Gateway laptop parts on hand before you start. You should be aware that opening your laptop case will void your warranty in most cases. You should only consider doing so if your warranty has already expired. Before opening the case, make sure you turn your computer off. Next, flip your laptop over and push the battery release button. Remove the battery before you continue, then use the screwdriver to take out all screws on the bottom of the case.