Compaq F700 series Disassemble Tear-down How To Part 3
This is the Third Part of the Compaq F700 series laptop
Part 1 can be found here
And Part 2 can be found here
How To Disassemble the Compaq / HP F700 series F730us Laptop Disassembly Tear-Down with photos.
How to take apart Compaq Presario F700 Series Laptop
Tear down Guide for the Compaq Presario F700 / F730us Series Laptop
By now you have removed the LCD panel and
Remove the power button circuit board but first remove the connection to the speakers from the board.
Almost to the system board it self there are 2 more screws that were uncovered by removing the LCD one on the top right.
And one on the top left.
After those are removed carefully pry around the top case use a piece of plastic if need (cut up credit card) around the edges to release the remaining plastic keepers.. it should not take to much force.. make sure all of the screws have been removed first. And place it off to the side in a safe place.
Now you should have full access to the system board and it should look like this...
The 2 screws holding the system board to the chassis have been circled.
route the power cables from the power board out of their keepers but do not try to remove them from the system board just yet .. it will be easier in the following steps..
Carefully lift up on the right side of the system board
... here is the tricky part... the system board is free to come out .. but you will have to gently pry the left side away from the system board ... gently rocking the system board back and forth to free it from the bottom case ... gently pry away the plastic areas next to the usb and the s-video connector the system board will eventually come free. Remember the power cables are still connected and the head phone and ir board are still connected so do not just yank it out.
Remove the cable from the head phone and input jack from the system board.
Carefully flip the system board over with the power cables still intact .. and it should look like this.. now you can easily remove the power cables. and your done
To put it back together ... just follow the guide in reverse .. and you are all set..
soon I will be covering Why I Took it apart in the first place... has to do with BGA separation and re-flow of the BGA on the Nvidia Video Chip.
To Be Continued .... this is a work in progress
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