HP 2000 disassembly

posted in: 3. Compaq & HP | 28

In this post I explain how to disassemble HP 2000. I will remove main laptop components and show how to access area under the top cover.

I’ll go through the following major disassembly steps:
STEP 1-7: Accessing RAM. Removing the hard drive and DVD drive.
STEP 8-15: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard.
STEP 16-19: Removing the top cover assembly. Accessing the internal components.

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How to dismantle Dell XPS 15z (L511z)

posted in: 4. Dell | 22

Today I will dismantle a Dell XPS 15z.

According to Dell website XPS 15z model also has another name XPS L511z.

My goal is replacing the keyboard. This model allows you to replace the keyboard only after you disassemble the entire laptop.

Here’s a short description of all major steps I’ll be going through:

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How to disassemble HP Pavilion dm1

posted in: 3. Compaq & HP | 39

Today I show how to disassemble a HP Pavilion dm1 laptop.

I’m working on the following model: HP Pavilion dm1z-4000 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC.

My goal is replacing failed cooling fan which is mounted on the bottom side of the motherboard. It means I’ll have to remove most internal components in order to get access to the fan.

During the disassembly process I’ll go through the following major steps:

STEP 1-7: Removing the bottom cover. Accessing the hard drive, CMOS battery, memory slots.
STEP 8-18: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard.
STEP 19-32: Separating the base assembly from the display. Removing the top cover.
STEP 33-36: Removing the motherboard. Accessing the DC power jack.
STEP 37-38: Disconnecting and removing the cooling fan.

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How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv2

posted in: 3. Compaq & HP | 16

In this guide I show how to disassemble a HP Pavilion dv2 model. I’m taking it apart in order to replace the motherboard.

HP Pavilion dv2 motherboard comes with the processor attached to it and the motherboard is not very expensive. If the motherboard failed it might make sense to repair the laptop.

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How to disassemble Asus UX50V

posted in: 2. Asus | 13

In this guide I will disassemble an Asus UX50V laptop.

I’m not sure 100% but I think this guide might work for one of the following Asus models: U50A, U50F, U50VG, U50, U50V, U50F, U50VF.

If you have one of the mentioned models please confirm if my guide works (of doesn’t work) for you in comments after this post.

I’ll go through the following major disassembly steps:

STEP 1-7: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard.
STEP 8-11: Removing the top cover and display assembly.
STEP 12-18: Removing the DVD drive, hard drive and cooling fan.
STEP 19-21: Removing the motherboard and accessing both memory modules.

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How to disassemble Dell Inspiron N5030, N5020 or M5030

posted in: 4. Dell | 29

In this guide I explain how to disassemble Dell Inspiron N5030, N5020 or M5030 laptop.

In this case I’m taking apart a Dell Inspiron N5030 but all disassembly steps should be identical or very similar for Dell Inspiron N5020 and M5030 models.

Here are major disassembly steps:

STEP 1-8: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard.
STEP 9-11: Accessing both RAM modules, wireless card. Removing the DVD drive.
STEP 12-15: Disconnecting and removing the top cover (touchpad) assembly.
STEP 16-17: Accessing most internal components. Disconnecting and removing the hard drive.

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