In this guide I will be taking apart a Compaq Presario M2000 notebook. The guide should work for all other notebooks in the Presario M2000 line. If it works for you, please mention the notebook model in the comments below. In my case I’m taking apart a Compaq Presario M2005US.
TAKING APART NOTEBOOK
First of all, turn off the notebook, unplug the power adapter and remove the battery.
The following 8 steps explain how to remove the keyboard.
Remove two screws in the battery compartment. These screws securing the keyboard bezel.
Lift up one side of the keyboard bezel with a small flat head screwdriver. Continue removing the bezel with your fingers.
The keyboard bezel has been removed.
Remove four screws securing the keyboard.
Lift up the keyboard. Be careful because the keyboard is still connected to the motherboard.
Place the keyboard so you can access the cable connector.
Carefully unlock the connector by moving the white part of the connector towards the hinges.
WARNING! If you accidentally break the connector, you will have to replace the whole motherboard or use the notebook with an external keyboard.
Now you can release the cable and remove the keyboard.
You will find the keyboard part number on the back side of the keyboard. In my laptop the part number is 367777-001.
In the following 2 steps I will remove the notebook LCD panel.
Remove six screws securing the display hinges (three screws per hinge).
Disconnect the LCD cable (video cable) from the motherboard.
If you laptop came with Wi-Fi card, you’ll have to disconnect Wi-Fi antenna cables from the wireless card and unroute the cables. My laptop came without wireless card and because of that there are no Wi-Fi antenna cables running from the display panel.
By the way, you’ll find the display panel part number on a sticker above the LCD cable connector. In my case the part number is 381066-001. This is part number for the whole display panel assembly including the LCD screen, video cable, hinges, plastic cover and bezel.
Some sellers use this part number just for the LCD screen. Make sure you know what you are buying, the whole display panel or just the LCD screen. Ask the seller.
Remove the display panel assembly.
In the next guide I explain how to disassemble the display panel so you can remove the inverter board and LCD screen.
Remove two screws securing the button board.
Disconnect the white ribbon cable from the button board.
Remove the button board. You can find a new button board using this part number: DACT2BPI6B2.
Remove the RAM, HDD and Wi-Fi card covers from the bottom of the notebook.
Pull the hard drive up and remove it from the notebook.
Remove both memory RAM modules.
Remove one screws securing the CD/DVD drive and pull the drive from the notebook.
If you are just replacing the drive, you don’t have to go though all previous disassembly steps.
Remove all screws from the bottom of the notebook.
Remove all screws securing the top cover.
Disconnect the touch pad cable from the motherboard.
Turn the notebook upside down and carefully lift up the base cover.
Remove the base cover.
Now you can access the cooling fan.
In order to remove the fan you’ll have to remove two screws and unplug the fan cable from the motherboard.
Remove the cooling fan and replace it with a new one if needed.
Unplug the speaker assembly cable from the motherboard and remove the speaker assembly.
The battery is connected to the motherboard via a battery board.
Remove two screws securing the battery board and disconnect it from the motherboard.
In a Presario M2000 notebook the power connector (power jack) is located on a separate power connector board. You can remove and replace the power connector board without removing the motherboard.
Remove two screws securing the power connector board and unplug it from the motherboard.
The power connector board is removed.
Using the part number DA0CT2PB6D8 you can find a new one on the Internet.
In a case of power connector (power jack) failure either replace the power jack or replace the whole power connector board.
Remove four screws securing the motherboard.
Carefully lift up the motherboard on one side.
Remove the motherboard.
The processor (CPU) is located under the heat sink.