Gateway Kav60 Laptop Specs and Configuration

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The Gateway Kav60 Laptop is a mini netbook under the LT series. The netbook delivers a good performance and reliable output. The device has 3G and WI-FI connectivity. It also has a scrollbar on the right pane of the keypad to control the volume option. The netbook is installed with an outdated version of Windows Operating system. The OS contains default drivers for peripheral devices. We provide an instruction book that can be downloaded in this website.

  • 10.1” display
  • Intel Atom for net-book
  • 4-Cell Li-ion battery
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM

Tech – Specifications


The netbook is installed with a RAM memory of 1GB. This helps to perform basic works.

intel processor

The netbook is equipped with the Intel Atom processor with 1.6GHz processor speed.


The device has a 10.1” display that offers a display resolution of 1024 * 600 dpi.

lap display

The four Cell Lithium-ion battery allows you to work nonstop for up to six hours.

Configuration Support

Driver Support

The netbook is installed default with an outdated version of Windows Operating system. Driver files and updates for this version are not available on this website. Yet, we can guide you to resolve the driver related issues, to a certain extent. Identify the device that causes the issue. Click the Start button. Navigate to the Control Panel home. Expand the Hardware tab. Open the Device Manager. Locate the appropriate device that is responsible for the driver issue. Right-click the driver. Choose ‘Uninstall’ from the drop-down menu on Gateway Kav60 Laptop.

Wait few seconds. The driver file is uninstalled. Reconnect the same device. The system automatically reinstalls the driver software for the device. You can also manually reinstall driver files. Take the driver installation disc accompanied by the device. Insert the disc into the system. Open the ‘Drivers’ folder. Double-click the setup file. Select ‘Run’ from the drop-down menu. The system prompts you to confirm the process. Tap the Yes button. Driver files will be overwritten and replaced. If you could not find the apt solution, kindly contact the manufacturer.


Manual Support

In Manual Support, we provide information about unboxing and setting up the netbook. Wireless connection – Turn on the wireless feature in the netbook. Scan and connect to the available network. Registration – Register the netbook by entering user credentials with the Gateway forum. Software installation – Download the application. Run the setup file. The Windows automatically downloads and installs the driver for the application. If not, download the drivers manually from the Driver downloads option.

Safety with ease – Remove the power supply only after powering down the netbook. Do not place heavy or electronic devices on/near the netbook. Install driver files for peripheral devices after reading the manual. Recovery – Create a recovery disk after the software installation process is finished. This method allows the user to restore the data after data loss.

Gateway kav60 Top issues

Keyboard & Touchpad Scrolling Issues

Perform a reset – Disconnect the netbook from the power supply. Turn off the Gateway Kav60 laptop. Unplug the device from the docking station. Disconnect all peripheral devices connected to the device. Rebuild the power connection. Press and hold the power button for few seconds. Do not connect any external devices. Proceed with the normal start of Windows. Check whether the issue is resolved. If not, follow the next method. Uninstall/Reinstall – Click the Start menu. Open the Device Manager. Locate ‘Keyboards’ menu in the list. Expand the menu. Right-click and uninstall all devices under the keyboard category. Restart the device. Windows will automatically reinstall keyboard drivers. If the above steps fail to rectify the issue, take the device for hardware service to an authorized service center. Resolve scrolling issues – Open the Control Panel home. Locate the ‘Mouse’ or ‘Keyboard & Mouse’ sub-menu. Expand the sub-menu. Choose the scrolling option. Ensure that the option is enabled. If it is disabled, click the check-box to enable. Go to the scroll settings. Refer to the user manual to check whether the touchpad supports multi-touch. If yes, click the ‘activate multi-touch’ option and exit the screen.

kav60 laptop keyboard issues

Sound/Audio doesn’t work

When the speaker fails to make the sound, check whether the volume is set to mute. If yes, unmute the volume. Press the ‘+’ button on the top right corner of the device. If not, follow the next method. Verify whether the speaker system is connected properly. Click the Start button. Open the Control Panel. Enter into the System Properties. Expand the Hardware tab. Open the Device Manager. Click the ‘+’ sign near the computer. The list of available audio devices is displayed. Check whether all devices are enabled. If any audio device is disabled, enable the device. Then, expand the driver tab. Right-click the audio driver. Select ‘Uninstall’ from the drop-down menu. Disconnect and reconnect the audio device. The system automatically reinstalls driver files.

Gateway Kav60 Won’t Turn ON

Examine the power connection. Check the AC adapter whether it is physically damaged or not. If yes, replace the cable with a new one. Remove the front and rear panel of the Gateway Kav60 Laptop. Instructions to remove the panel are explained in the User Manual. Locate the cable that acts as the bridge between the motherboard and the switchboard. Unplug the cable. Blow compressed air into the slots. If the cable is damaged, replace with a new one, or, reconnect the same cable. Close the panel. Turn on the netbook. If the problem continues, follow the below method. Remove the battery. Plug in the AC adapter to the netbook. Plug the other end into a working power supply. Turn on the netbook. If the netbook works perfectly, then the battery is damaged. Replace the battery.

Windows Password Recovery

Power on the netbook. When the screen shows the start page, power off the netbook. Turn on the netbook again. The system prompts you to choose one between two options – Launch the start-up repair / Start windows normally. Select the first option. Tap the ‘View problem details’ tab in the upcoming screen on Gateway Kav60 Laptop. Navigate the bottom of the screen. You will find a link at the bottom of the display. Click the link. A list is displayed on the next screen. From the list displayed, select the sticky keys application. Rename the application file as ‘backup file’. Locate the system file that is in cmd.exe format. Rename the command file. Click the finish button. Wait for the netbook to automatically restart. Enter into the log in screen. Press the Shift key repeatedly until the command prompt is displayed. Type ‘net user’ at the command prompt. Enter a new password. Re-enter the password to confirm. Press the enter button. Exit the command menu. Restart the netbook. In the start page, enter your new password.

Reset Windows Password

Open the search tab. Type ‘recovery drive’ in the tab. Press the enter button. The utility tool opens. Select ‘Backup system files to the recovery drive’ option. Click the next button. Insert a USB flash drive into the netbook. Tap the ‘Create’ button. Wait until the system completes the copy operation. Once the process is complete, tap the finish button. Using the USB drive – We recommend you to backup all the data before commencing the recovery process. Restart the netbook. Connect the recovery drive(USB drive) to the netbook. Press the boot function key repeatedly until the ‘System Recovery’ is loaded. A list of troubleshooting options is displayed. Choose the reset option from the list. Reset Windows Password – Click the troubleshoot option. Choose ‘Reset Windows Password’. Tap the next button. Follow directions onscreen to finish the reset process on Gateway Kav60 Laptop.

Gateway Laptop Black Screen Error

If the netbook displays a black screen, check whether the device is physically damaged or not. Examine the ribbon cable. The ribbon cable is also known as the display adapter. It is used to build the connection between the display and the motherboard. If the cable is damaged, take the netbook to an authorized service center. Replace the cable with a new one. Next, open the rear panel. Remove the battery. Locate the RAM slot on the motherboard. Remove the RAM chip from the slot. Blow compressed air to clear the dust. Re-insert the chip. If possible, insert the chip in another slot. Turn on the netbook. If the issue is not resolved, continue with the next step. Connect the Gateway Kav60 Laptop to an external monitor using a VGA cable. Power on both devices. If the external monitor displays the normal screen but not the netbook, replace the inverter in the netbook. Refer the User Manual for the information on removing and replacing the inverter. If both devices show the black screen, then the problem is with the start-up process.

gateway kav60 cmos battery replace

Gateway cmos Battery Replacement

The CMOS battery and BIOS settings are depended on each other. When the CMOS battery is removed, the BIOS is restored to its default settings. In order to avoid setting issues in future, take a note of the BIOS configurations. Open the system settings menu. Locate the BIOS. Open the properties tab. Note down the configuration. Disconnect the power adapter from the netbook. Remove the rear access panel. The CMOS battery is attached to the motherboard by a metal clip. Remove the clip without damaging the motherboard. Take the battery out. Replace it with a new battery. Reattach access panels. Power on the netbook. Perform boot operation. Open the BIOS settings. Replace the default BIOS values with the previous configuration. Exit the boot menu. The battery is replaced and set.

Gateway Hard Drive Removal

Turn the netbook upside down. Locate the hard drive panel. The panel is fixed to the device by screws. Remove the screw. Keep these screws in a safe place as they are very difficult to replace. Take the panel edge out from the netbook. Slide the panel slowly to avoid damage to the hard drive. Turn over the panel. The hard drive is screwed into the panel. Remove the screws on Gateway Kav60 Laptop. This loosens the drive. Pull the drive from the panel. If you want to replace the drive, buy a new hard drive from a trusted provider. Insert the new drive in the panel. Tighten the screw. Turn over the panel. Slide it onto the netbook. Re-insert screws. Restart the netbook. The system automatically configures the new hard drive.

How to Factory Reset Gateway Kav60 Laptop

The factory reset method is recommended only when – the entire system malfunctions, hard disk failure occurs or when the user forgets the system password. Before reset, back up your data. Click Start button. Open the Control Panel. Go to the System & Security menu. Click the ‘Restore to factory default settings’ option. The system requests a confirmation message. Tap Yes. Wait few hours. The data will be deleted completely. The system restarts. Perform the first time setup process. The netbook now functions as a new device.

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 Gateway Laptop Not Booting

  1. If the Gateway Kav60 Laptop fails to boot, perform troubleshooting. Check the BIOS. The BIOS restores to default settings, once the CMOS battery is drained or removed. Switch on the netbook. Press and hold the boot key-F8 or F2.
  2. Alter default settings. Apply changes and exit the setup. Check if the netbook boots now. If it fails, replace the old one with a new CMOS battery. If the battery is altered by shape, carefully re-alter the battery to the original design.
  3. If the problem continues, discard the hard drive. Re-insert the hard drive. Turn on the netbook. In the start page launch the start-up repair option. Adjust boot options with reference to the instruction manual.
  4. Resolve the booting problem by overloading the keyboard buffer. Tap the Esc key continuously until the buffer process begins. This process makes the system to enter into the booting process. Once entered, launch the boot setup immediately.

Unable to connect to Wifi or setting up a new wifi connection

Switch on the router. Turn on the Gateway Kav60 Laptop. Click the Start button. Open the Device Manager. Under the ‘Networks’ menu, locate the list of network drivers. Uninstall all network drivers. Open ‘This PC’. Locate the ‘Program files’ folder. Delete the network source files. Restart the device. Turn on the Wi-Fi feature in the netbook. Scan and connect to the available network. Wait till the system automatically re-installs network drivers. If the problem persists, open the list of network drivers. Right-click a driver. Select ‘Update’ from the drop-down menu. The network driver is updated, if an update is available. Repeat this step until all drivers are updated.

gateway kav60 wifi error

Network Connection Issues

Restart both the network provider and the netbook. Enable the WI-FI feature in the device. Scan and connect to the available network. If the device could not connect to the network, follow the below steps. Open the Device Manager. Locate network drivers. Right-click and select ‘uninstall’ from the drop-down menu. This process uninstalls the previously installed network driver software. Reconnect the netbook with the network. The device automatically reinstalls the driver files. If the connection is made using a LAN cable, replace the LAN cable. Ensure that the LAN port is not damaged.

Installing and uninstalling Software programs

Install – Download and save the software file you want to install. Click the Start button on Gateway Kav60 Laptop. Enter into the Control Panel home. Open the System & Security menu. Click the check-box that displays ‘Permit installation of unknown sources’. Open the ‘Downloads’ folder. Run the setup file. Follow instructions onscreen to complete the installation. Click the finish button.

Uninstall – Click the Start menu. Open the Control Panel home. Under the Programs menu, a list of installed applications is displayed. Select the application you want to uninstall. Right-click the application. Select ‘Uninstall’ from the drop-down menu. Wait few seconds. The application is uninstalled.