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These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.


If you are having difficulties with the Gateway MA7, try referring to the troubleshooting page.

Background and Identification


Model No.: MA7

This information is located on the sticker in the bottom right corner on the back of the laptop. The model number should be right under the word Gateway.

Release Date

The Gateway MA7 was initially released in May 2012 and was manufactured at the time by Acer.


The Gateway MA7 comes with a 1.60 gigahertz Celeron processor and 1 gigabyte of random access memory. The maximum upgradeable memory for this model is 2GB.


The devices has a 15.4-inch WXGA display panel, and uses an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950.

Storage and Connectivity

The MA7 laptop comes with an 80GB SATA hard drive. The MA7 also has an integrated 56K modem, a 10/100 Ethernet card and wireless 802.11g adapter.

Operating System

This laptop comes with Windows Vista home installed, which is a 32-bit operating system.

Known Issues

There have been known issues with this laptop that have affected the motherboard and the battery and have been reported by numerous users.

Additional Information

Gateway Support Page & Drivers

Wikipedia: Gateway, Inc.

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