How To Disassemble the HP DV9000 series Notebook's / Laptop's Disassembly Tear-Down with photos.
How to take apart HP Pavillion dv9000
Tear down Guide for the DV series laptops from HP and Compaq
This is a quick post showing a DV9000 tear-down.
Level of experience needed: Advanced (this is not to say anyone should not be able to do this it will just take more time)
Time for Tear-Down: 30 min. (including taking pictures) this thing is a monster with the 17" screen.
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What is needed: Clean Space to work you should have an anti-static mat and wrist strap as well.
make sure you discharge any static build up before working on any electronic components
and if you get up to get coffee or any other reason discharge again before touching anything
****** Warning this will void your warranty (if you still have one) and can render your laptop useless if you do something wrong if you are not comfortable taking this or any electronic product apart have a qualified Service Technician do if for you I take no responsibilities if you decide to to this your self. There is always a risk of electrocution as well capacitors can retain a charge and the power supply as well as the battery should be removed when any repair is made. (have to do this warning just a CYA thing) OH BTW DON'T DO THIS (ok that should cover me)********
Tools you should have
Every thing in the top Black tool kit was not used in this tear-down but is good to have when you are working on computers.
The Screw Driver kit in red is a great cheap kit for 12$ at your local Tool King, Checker Auto Parts, or Wal-Mart.
Next is the Laptop.
**** Side note here .. I can't get over this series of laptops from HP they are glossy all over and have the cool quick touch buttons on the top.. and the screens are just glorious to look at ...
Flip the notebook over and I have circled all of the screws you can get to with out taking any of the panels off yet.
Take the battery out and you will find 6 small silver screws that hold the Quick Launch assembly.
**** Just a note here ... all of the external screws will be black from the bottom .. the other screws inside of the compartments are mostly silver that should help a little bit in organization so you know where most of them go.*******
Take the Hard drive cover off and you can see the pull tab for the hard drive
Carefully pull on the tab and the hard drive will come right out.
After you remove the hard drive you will find another small silver screw simmilar to the ones in the battery bay.
Next to the hard drive bay is where the network card and memory modules at this time you should disconnect the Wi-Fi cables you will have to pull those up through the system board later. Also remove the screws in the card and remove the card it self. These screws go through the system board and attach to the top assembly.
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Next is the Secondary hard drive bay... **** now this is really cool if you ever wanted a terabyte laptop this is it ... you could stick another 500GB hard drive or more.. ****
In this bay there are 3 more small silver screws to remove
This screw most likely was already removed but this is the one that hold the DVD-RW / CD ROM in place .. after it is removed just grasp the drive and pull it out.
That is all there is for the bottom of the laptop. This is the way I keep the screws organized .. some folks use Styrofoam or something else to keep them organized .. I just use a white piece of copy paper and put the screws upside down on it the way they came out ... you could label them as well ... but its up to you how you remember where everything goes. On to part 2 the link is below.
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HP Pavilion dv9000T CTO EZ379AV, EZ379AVR
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HP Pavilion dv9394ea GF739EA, GF739EAR, GF740EA
HP Pavilion dv9395ea GF741EA, GF742EA
HP Pavilion dv9397ea GF755EA, GF755EAR
HP Pavilion dv9304tx GG193PA, GG193PAR
HP Pavilion dv9305tx GG202PA, GG202PAR
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HP Pavilion dv9307tx GG210PA, GG210PAR
HP Pavilion dv9309tx GG222PA
HP Pavilion dv9385ea GH837EA, GH837EAR
HP Pavilion dv9379ea GH839EA, GH839EAR
HP Pavilion dv9381ea GH843EA, GH843EAR
HP Pavilion dv9399ea GH844EA, GH844EAR
HP Pavilion dv9320ea GH845EA, GH845EAR
HP Pavilion dv9380ea GH847EA, GH847EAR
HP Pavilion dv9396ea GH849EA, GH849EAR
HP Pavilion dv9397ea GH850EA
HP Pavilion dv9377ea GH851EA, GH851EAR
HP Pavilion dv9390ea GH852EA, GH852EAR
HP Pavilion dv9389ea GH853EA, GH853EAR
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HP Pavilion dv9004tx RE045PA
HP Pavilion dv9005tx RE083PA, RE083PAR
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HP Pavilion dv9100 CTO RF312AV
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HP Pavilion dv9014tx RL375PA, RL375PAR
HP Pavillion dv9020tx RM536PA, RM536PAR
HP Pavilion dv9021tx RM550PA, RM550PAR
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HP Pavilion dv9016tx RL566PA, RL566PAR
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HP Pavilion dv9073ea RR327EA, RR327EAR
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HP Pavilion dv9283ea RR361EA, RR361EAR
HP Pavilion dv9288ea RR362EA, RR362EAR
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HP Pavilion dv9209tx RU934PA, RU934PAR
HP Pavilion dv9210tx RU948PA
HP Pavilion dv9211tx RU949PA
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HP Pavilion dv9205tx RU878PA, RU878PAR
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HP Pavilion dv9269ea RY685EA, RY685EAR
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HP Pavilion dv9271ea RY695EA, RY695EAR
HP Pavilion dv9294ea RY697EA, RY697EAR
HP Pavilion dv9295ea RY700EA, RY700EAR
HP Pavilion dv9296ea RY701EA
HP Pavilion dv9291ea RY702EA, RY702EAR
HP Pavilion dv9289ea RY706EA, RY706EAR
HP Pavilion dv9285ea RY707EA, RY707EAR
HP Pavilion dv9219ea RY710EA, RY710EAR
HP Pavilion dv9293ea RY713EA, RY713EAR
HP Pavilion dv9265ea RY714EA, RY714EAR
HP Pavilion dv9285ea RY715EA, RY715EAR
HP Pavilion dv9221ea RY716EA, RY716EAR
HP Pavilion dv9212tx RY258PA, RY258PAR
HP Pavilion dv9213tx RY265PA
HP Pavilion dv9214tx RY285PA, RY285PAR
HP Pavilion dv9215tx RY286PA
HP Pavilion dv9216tx RY298PA
HP Pavilion dv9217tx RY299PA
HP Pavilion dv9219tx RZ848PA
HP Pavilion dv9220tx RZ849PA
HP Pavilion dv9221tx RZ850PA
HP Pavilion dv9223tx RZ900PA
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