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.
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.
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.
In this tutorial I explain how to disassemble a Dell XPS 15 L502X laptop. My goal is removing and replacing broken DC jack.
In this guide I’ll be replacing the LCD screen on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop.
You should be able to use same instructions for Dell Inspiron N5020 and M5030 models.
In this post I explain how to disassemble the display panel, disconnect the video cable and remove the LCD.
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.
In this guide I’ll be replacing the LCD screen on a Dell Latitude E6410 laptop.
In this guide I explain how to replace failed or damaged LCD screen on Dell Vostro 1014/1015 laptop.
In my case I’m fixing a Dell Vostro 1015 model but all replacement steps should be the same for Dell Vostro 1014 and probably some other Dell models.
In this guide I will show how to disassemble a Dell Inspiron 15 M5040 or Inspiron 15 N5040 laptop.
There are no service covers on the bottom of this model.
In a Dell Inspiron M5040/N5040 all major internal components (such as memory, hard drive, DVD drive, wireless card) are mounted INSIDE the case.
Also, this guide will work for Inspiron 15-N5050/3520.
In order to access them it’s necessary to remove the top cover assembly.
I will go through the following disassembly steps:
STEP1-7: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard. Accessing both RAM modules.
STEP 8-13: Removing the top cover assembly. Removing the DVD drive. Accessing other internal components.
STEP 14: Disconnecting and removing the hard drive.
In this guide I will show how to disassemble a Sony Vaio VPCS111FM in order to fix broken power button.
Also, this laptop has another model number on the bottom: Model PCG-51211L.
Here’s what happened. The power button got pushed into the case and stopped working. It wasn’t possible to turn on the laptop at all.
In order to figure out what’s going on I had to disassemble the case and take a closer look at the power button.