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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How to remove keyboard on HP Compaq 6515b

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In this guide I explain how to remove the keyboard and clean the cooling fan in an HP Compaq 6515b laptop.

Most likely this guide will work for some other HP Compaq model. If it works for you, please mention the model number in the comments below.

Also, you can use this guide for accessing and replacing the memory module installed in the hidden slot under the keyboard.

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How to replace screen on HP G50 G60 G70

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In the following guide I explain how to remove and replace damaged LCD screen on HP G50/G60/G70 notebooks. I’m replacing it on a HP G50 but all disassembly steps should be almost the same or at least very similar for HP G60 and G70.

By the way, HP G50/G60/G70 models also known as Compaq Presario CQ50, Presario CQ60 and Presario CQ70.

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How to replace broken left hinge in HP Pavilion dv9000

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In the following guide I explain how to replace the left hinge in a HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop.
Broken left hinge is a known issue with HP Pavilion dv9000/dv9100/dv9200/dv9400 series laptops. A while ago HP was fixing this issue at no charge under the service enhancement program. This program has expired on May 31, 2009 and now you are on your own.

I believe this guide will work with some other HP Pavilion laptops even though replacement part numbers can be different. If it works for you, please mention the laptop model number in the comments below.

I will explain how to find correct parts for this repair at the end of the guide.

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How to disassemble HP 530

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In this guide I will disassemble a HP 530 Notebook PC and remove the top cover assembly. I’m replacing the top cover because one of the touch pad buttons is broken. When you press on the button it feels loose and sometimes will not click. The button is a part of the top cover.

In order to replace it I will have to disassemble the whole computer. I’ll be removing all internal parts including hard drive, keyboard, motherboard, cooling fan and other key components.

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