This tutorial explains how to repair or replace broken display hinges on HP Pavilion dv9000 series notebook. It’s a nice addition to the official maintenance and service guide for dv9000 and dv9200 notebook PC.
Well like everybody else who has purchased a HP DV9000 laptop, my left hinge has cracked and in doing so, also broke the embedded locknuts in the top LCD cover. I have had this HP DV 9000 for under a year but refuse to send it back for service. I haven’t tried to contact HP after reading all the hell stories everybody else have had in doing so… So being creative and having all the tools, I decided to give it a shot to fix it myself after looking for parts and seeing a $200+ price tag. My laptop now closes like new and the monitor turns off when in closed position.
By the way, in the official maintenance and service guide the display panel disassembly could be found on the pages 5-35 trough 5-47.
In the step 2 the author removes the screen bezel with a screwdriver. I wouldn’t do that because you can accidentally scratch the LCD screen. For removing the screen bezel I usually use a piece of plastic, something like old library card or guitar pick. It’s safer for the screen.
Instead of repairing broken hinges I would personally prefer replacing them with new hinges. I think new hinges will last longer.
Also, you can use this tutorial for removing and replacing the LCD screen.
UPDATE: I just added two more disassembly guides for this laptop.
1. Removing hard drive, memory, wireless card and keyboard.
2. Removing LCD screen, bezel and inverter board.
I just published another step-by-step guide for replacing broken hinge in HP Pavilion dv9000/dv9100/dv9200/dv9400 series notebooks. In my guide I explain how to find correct replacement hinges and display cover. HP used different hinges for screens with single and dual lamp.