How to take apart HP Pavilion dv8

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In this guide I explain how to take apart a HP Pavilion dv8 laptop. I’m taking it apart in order to replace failed DC jack.

The LED light on the DC jack started flickering when adapter plug moved. I tested it with another known good AC adapter but it didn’t fix the problem. I assumed this is DC jack related failure and decided to replace it.

I believe that HP Pavilion dv8  have many different flavors.

It’s possible that your model will be a little bit different but most disassembly steps should be very similar.


How to replace screen on HP G62 or Compaq Presario CQ62

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In this guide I show how to remove and replace the screen on HP G62 or Compaq Presario CQ62 laptops.

Also, you can use this guide for replacing failed video cable or replacing damaged hinges.

The display panel has to be separated from the laptop base. You can follow steps 1-21 in this HP G62 or Compaq Presario CQ62 disassembly guide.


There are only two screws securing the display bezel to the display cover.

These screws hidden under two screw seals in lower left and right corners of the display panel.