How to replace screen on HP Pavilion dv4

posted in: 3. Compaq & HP | 16

In this guide I show how to replace LCD screen on HP Pavilion dv4 laptop.

HP Pavilion dv4 comes with two different types of screens installed:
1. LCD with CCFL backlight (requires inverter).
2. LCD with LED backlight.

In this guide I’ll be replacing the one with CCFL backlihgt.

Also you can use this guide for replacing LED LCDs but they don’t have inverter boards so you’ll have to skip steps 8 and 9.


How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 17R N7110

posted in: 4. Dell | 72

In this guide I will disassemble a Dell Inspiron 17R N7110 laptop.

My goal is to access and replace the hard drive which is mounted inside the case. But I will disassemble it even further. I will show how to remove the motherboard and other internal components.


How to disassemble Asus N53S. Fixing DC power jack.

posted in: 2. Asus | 80

In this guide I’ll disassemble an Asus N53S laptop. My target – fixing failed DC power jack.

Problem description: the battery started charging intermittently. Moving the power plug inside the DC jack fixes the problem for a while but eventually it fails again. The battery didn’t charge with another AC adapter either.

In Asus N53S the DC jack is soldered to the power board. This guide explains how to access and remove the power board.