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.

Let’s start. First of all turn off the notebook and remove the battery.

STEP 1.

There are four screws securing the LCD bezel on the top of the display panel. These screws are hidden under four covers.

Remove all four covers with a sharp object and remove four screws found under those covers.

Screw covers have a sticky bottom. Glue them somewhere on the bezel so they don’t get lost.

STEP 2.

Start separating the LCD bezel from the display cover with your fingers. A guitar pick is very helpful and works great as a case cracker.

STEP 3.

Separate the LCD bezel from the display cover and access the web camera module.

The web camera is attached to the display cover with double sided tape.

STEP 4.

Carefully remove the web camera module and disconnect the cable on the right side.

STEP 5.

Now you can replace the web camera module with a new one.

In my laptop (HP Compaq 6735s) I used a new web camera with the following HP part number: 494110-001

Before the repair the web camera couldn’t start. Reinstalling the operating system and webcam driver didn’t help.

As soon as I replaced the web camera module, it started properly.

REMOVING LCD SCREEN

By the way, if you would like to disassemble the display panel and remove the LCD screen, you’ll have to remove four more screws on the bottom (hidden under four covers).

Unfortunately, you can remove the LCD bezel completely only when the display panel is separated from the notebook base.

In order to separate the display panel, follow steps 1-9 in this HP Compaq 6730s and 6735s guide.





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7 Responses

  1. getsoft

    I’d like to replace keyboard of Laptop HP6520s. Could you help me?

  2. I’m having some trouble with my hp g70-212em laptop. The webcam is displayed as an unrecognised device in the device manager and ive tried installing drivers and the OS, should i just buy the camera module and replace it ? and could the faulty camera module be the reason for this unknown device problem
    Thanks for your help and i hope to hear from you soon

  3. vishal juthani

    sir

    pls tell me all hp laptop web cam is same. i am having dv5 laptop of which web cam is not working pls tell me the price of the same

  4. IML Tech

    vishal juthani,

    i am having dv5 laptop of which web cam is not working

    Go to the device manager, find the webcam in there, right click and remove.
    After that restart the laptop and let it detect the camera again. This might help.

  5. I already have set up web camera on my laptop(type TOSHIBA)but I want to replace it because I am not pleased with clearness of it..i would like to give me some further explanations how ti replace it..thanks forward..

  6. Jvincent

    hi can u assist me plz !
    The display cable that connects at d back of the screen to the board , is it changeable ? mines has a short

  7. IML Tech

    Jvincent,

    The display cable that connects at d back of the screen to the board , is it changeable ? mines has a short

    Are you asking about the video cable? Yes, you can replace it.
    1. Removed display panel from the laptop base.
    2. Disassemble display panel and remove the LCD screen.
    3. Replace the cable.