How to disassemble HP Pavilion dm3

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Today I explain how to disassemble a HP Pavilion dm3 series notebook.

In this particular guide I’m taking apart a HP Pavilion dm3-1035dx Entertainment Notebook but the guide should be the same for all other models in Pavilion dm3 line.

Before you start, make sure the computer is turned off.

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How to replace web cam in HP Compaq 6730s 6735s

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In this guide I explain how to access and replace the web camera in HP Compaq 6730s and 6735s notebooks.

The web camera is mounted inside the display panel above the LCD screen.

In order to access and replace the web camera it’s necessary to disassemble the display panel.

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How to remove screen from HP Pavilion dv7

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In this post I explain how to disassemble the display panel on an HP Pavilion dv7.

I’m taking apart an HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 notebook PC. I will show how to remove the screen and inverter board.

In the of the previous guides I already explain how to disassemble dv7 body.

I found that HP Pavilion dv7 come in different body types. If yours doesn’t look like one shown in this guide, check out dv7-4000 series disassmbly.

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How to replace keyboard in HP Pavilion dv3500

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In this post I explain how to remove and replace damaged keyboard in an HP Pavilion dv3500 (dv3000 series) notebook.

It’s not difficult and if you are careful enough, the entire procedure will take about 10-15 minutes.

It’s possible that my guide fits some other HP Pavilion models in the dv3000 line.

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Upgrading RAM in HP Compaq nc8430, nw8440, nx8420

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In this guide I explain how to upgrade RAM in HP Compaq nc8430, nw8440 and nx8420 notebooks.

In my example I’m using a Compaq nc8430 which came with 1 GB (two 512MB modules).

This model can take up to 4GB total. You can install up to 2GB memory module into each slot.

HP recommends using PC-4200 DDR2-533 SODIMM.

If you cannot find PC-4200 DDR2-533 memory, you can use PC-5300 PC-6400. They should work.

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