Friday, January 8, 2010

DV9000 Disassembly Tear-down Part 2

This is the Second Part of How To Disassemble the HP DV9000 series Notebook's / Laptop's Disassembly Tear-Down with photos.

Part 1 can be found here ....

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.

By now you should have all of the screws removed from the bottom of the notebook and now you can proceed with the top assembly.

****** 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)********

After you flip the notebook over you can start on the Quick Launch assembly / bezel .. carefully start prying on the right side you can see the seems where it will come apart .. if you don't have strong finger nails you can use a cut up credit card (only thing they are good for IMO) to wedge in to the areas to pry up.  Do not try to rip the bezel off just yet there are very delicate cables underneath and you don't want to have to buy more of those ... its a long wait for ebay to ship.

Then move to the left side and just make sure the bezel is loose.  As you can see now there are a few connections under there as well as the center ribbon cable for the Quick Launch Buttons. Still Do not try to pull the bezel off yet......

Gently pull the bezel towards the LCD screen to gain access to the 3 screws still holding the keyboard in place ... note the connections and the ribbon cables for the Quick Launch and the Power.  Be very careful whit these .. they will damage easy .... and you will be with out the buttons.. or power / sound or both.

Carefully fold the keyboard back on to the palm rest ... and you can see why we haven't just started to rip things out..

Release the ribbon cable for the Keyboard... and now you can remove it and put it off to the side for safe keeping ...

At this time it would be best to disconnect the track pad cable just so you don't forget later and try to pull the top assembly off with this still connected.

Too the left of the keyboard and touch pad connectors you will the the 2 ribbon cables for the Quick Launch and Power Button.   These cables do not have ZIF (zero insertion force) connectors .. in fact they don't have keepers. they are held in with friction... for this reason they are a common failure point if you take apart the laptop too many times... be very careful with these ... just pull directly towards the LCD screen and they will come out.

Ok Whew... you now have a good look at what is to come....

Take a Deep breath .... they tricky part is yet to come ... on to part 3 you would be best to go take a break now..... and come back to this.

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