How to remove screen from HP Pavilion dv7

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In this post I explain how to disassemble the display panel on an HP Pavilion dv7.

I’m taking apart an HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 notebook PC. I will show how to remove the screen and inverter board.

In the of the previous guides I already explain how to disassemble dv7 body.

I found that HP Pavilion dv7 come in different body types. If yours doesn’t look like one shown in this guide, check out dv7-4000 series disassmbly.


Upgrading RAM in HP Compaq nc8430, nw8440, nx8420

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In this guide I explain how to upgrade RAM in HP Compaq nc8430, nw8440 and nx8420 notebooks.

In my example I’m using a Compaq nc8430 which came with 1 GB (two 512MB modules).

This model can take up to 4GB total. You can install up to 2GB memory module into each slot.

HP recommends using PC-4200 DDR2-533 SODIMM.

If you cannot find PC-4200 DDR2-533 memory, you can use PC-5300 PC-6400. They should work.


How to remove keyboard on HP Compaq 6515b

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In this guide I explain how to remove the keyboard and clean the cooling fan in an HP Compaq 6515b laptop.

Most likely this guide will work for some other HP Compaq model. If it works for you, please mention the model number in the comments below.

Also, you can use this guide for accessing and replacing the memory module installed in the hidden slot under the keyboard.