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Solved: Laptop model number

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by WingRider, Aug 21, 2012.

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  1. WingRider

    WingRider Thread Starter

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    I'm needing to reformat my laptop due to numerous software issues. Reinstalling Vista now, but I don't know my model number. I know the laptop is a Gateway, M series, and the model number is listed as 5A6. But that doesn't correspond to anything Gateway wants to pull up. I can't use the hardware tool from gateway as I don't have internet on it (it wasn't even booting anymore before).

    Any help on how I can find the model number to get the necessary drivers would be hugely appreciated. I will answer any question I can to get this fixed.

    Edit: Through the Gateway warranty lookup and the SNID, I was able to determine that the laptop is a M73. Wish it would say that ANYWHERE on the laptop itself, though...
     
  2. tootle

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    it wasn't even booting anymore before.
    Please explain.


    Any help on how I can find the model number to get the necessary drivers would be hugely appreciated. I will answer any question I can to get this fixed.

    The model number should be stamped on the back of the laptop
     
  3. WingRider

    WingRider Thread Starter

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    It went to the Windows boot screen, screen went black (not off, black), and stayed there.

    There is a "model number" stamped on the back. It was, as I said, 5A6. That's not anything that Gateway references as a model number, though. The real model number, which I found out through VERY alternative means, is M73. Which is not ANYWHERE on the laptop.

    Anyway, thanks for the help, but as the tag says, I figured out the solution.
     
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