Here’s how you can take apart a HP Pavilion dv2000 notebook PC. This guide will help you to remove the motherboard, so you can access and clean the cooling module which includes the cooling fan and heat sink.
If your laptop runs hot and shuts down on its own in the middle of doing something, most likely it’s heat related problem. Take a closer look at the heat sink. If the heat sink gets clogged with dust, the processor overheats and the laptop shuts down. You’ll have to clean the cooling module.
Cleaning tips: You can use virtually anything to clean it, except liquids… liquids may has erosion on the fans motor or the heat sink itself. Recommended: toothbrush(an old one you aren’t planning on using again…), compressed air, lint brush, etc…
This disassembly guide will be a very helpful addition to the official maintenance and service guide for HP Pavilion dv2000 Notebook PCs which you can download here (8.18MB pdf file). The official service guide also has step-by-step laptop disassembly instructions.
Pavilion DV2000 common replacement parts (US models):
Keyboard – part number 441317-001.
Hard drive – 5400RPM Serial ATA drive. You can speed up your laptop with a 7200RPM drive.
Memory – PC2-5300 (667-MHz). You can install up to 1GB memory stick into each slot.
Optical driver – DVD+-RW/R double-layer combo drive. Part number 417062-001.
RTC battery – part number 417076-001.
Need spare parts for your Pavilion dv2000 laptop? Find them here.
UPDATE: I just published a new disassembly guide for HP Pavilion dv2000 notebook which explains how to remove and replaced a damaged LCD screen.
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