Re: Getting a new case
If it will fit and the screw holes line up, you shouldn't have a problem, however, you probably won't be able to use the power and reset button since gateway probably uses their own design, as well as any front panel connectors. There are ways you can pull the wires apart and use them seperately though.
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'