How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv7t-3000

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HP Pavilion dv7t-3000 disassembly

In this post I will show how to disassemble a HP Pavilion dv7t-3000 series notebook.

This guide should work for HP Pavilion dv7-2000 and dv7-3000 series too.

I’m taking it apart because the notebook gets very hot while running games and other multiple programs. It happens because the cooling module is clogged with dust and has to be cleaned up.

I will clean up the CPU heatsink and replace thermal grease on the CPU (processor) and GPU (video chip). This procedure requires complete disassembly.

If your HP Pavilion dv7 doesn’t look like one in this guide, I have some other disassembly guides. Check out links to related models I post at the end of the guide.

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How to disassemble HP G72 and Compaq Presario CQ72

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HP G72 laptop disassembly

In the following guide I explain how to disassemble an HP G72.

This guid also works for Compaq Presario CQ72 models.

In this particular case I’m taking apart an HP G72-B57CL laptop.

I’ll go though the following major disassembly steps:

STEP 1-6: Removing the hard drive and optical drive. Accessing the CMOS battery, wireless card and memory modules.
STEP 7-15: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard.
STEP 16-20: Removing the top cover assembly.
STEP 21-26: Removing the motherboard.
STEP 27-30: Accessing the cooling fan and DC jack cable.

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Taking apart HP Pavilion dv6. Guide 2.

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HP Pavilion dv6 disassembly

Today I post my second take-apart guide for HP Pavilion dv6 laptops.

HP Pavilion dv6 models have different body styles and they have different disassembly procedures. The following guide will work for dv6-6000 series.

In this particular case I’m taking apart an HP Pavilion dv6-6013cl.

You will find links to other dv6 models at the end of this guide.

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Taking apart HP Pavilion dv7. Guide 3.

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In this guide I’ll be taking apart a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop.

This is my THIRD disassembly guide for HP Pavilion dv7 series. This guide was made for HP Pavilion dv7-6000 series.

In this particular case I’m taking apart dv7-6113cl model.

If your laptop looks like one shown on the following picture, this guide will work for you.

At the end of the guide you’ll find links to other three dv7 models.

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Replacing screen on HP G42 or Compaq Presario CQ42

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In the following guide I show how to remove and replace the LCD screen on a HP G42 or Compaq Presario CQ42 laptop.

In this particular case I’m removing screen  from a  HP G42-303DX model.

In order to replace the LCD screen it’s necessary to separate the display panel from the base assembly first. Otherwise you will not be able to remove the bezel. Check out my first HP G42 and Compaq Presario CQ42 disassembly guide for the display panel removal instructions (steps 1-27).

OK, let’s assume the display pane has been removed and now we can start taking it apart.

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How to disassemble HP G42 or Compaq Presario CQ42

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In the following guide I explain how to disassembly a HP G42 or Compaq Presario CQ42 laptop.

Both models are very similar and all following disassembly steps should be the same or very similar for both models.

In this particular case I’m taking apart a HP G42-303DX model.

I will walk you though the following major disassembly steps:

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