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Please Help Me. Doing a mobo install on a HP laptop :(

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dtrulez, Oct 15, 2010.

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  1. dtrulez

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    Hello all,

    I have a friend who I was trying to help out. What I thought was just an issue of removing spyware turned out to be a defective motherboard.

    I have an HP laptop dv9000 series which im hearing are notorious as far as their tricky motherboard removal and apparently psycho case design. I bought the motherboard and pretty much followed along some videos I found online of people who try to help and show you the proper way to remove the motherboard.

    I thought it would be a decent learning experience so I bought the motherboard followed along and although it took like 2-3 days working on and off I was able to get it all done.

    So now I tried to boot it up today and Windows came up the old hard drive and drivers pretty much seemed to have everything functional I was golden. (and felt I gained +2 motherboard experience points lol)

    But then the screen out of nowhere flickered "red lines" came all across and the machine shut off. (-10 motherboard experience points for being happy to early).

    Now im wondering what to do..

    My first method is to open it back up and check everything again. I feel like its a possibility of over heating? But then im wondering what I could have done wrong to increase the chances of overheating? While writing this I just thought I need to ensure the fan is spinning when it boots..smh...

    Anyhow, I need the pros to help me out and give me some direction. Im like the worse when it comes to super hardware issues and so I bet what you guys think is "common" knowledge would probably be something I didn't even know to check so pretty much any suggestions would be appreciated!

    I actually have one of those "dumb" questions to ask as well..but what the heck:

    When I pulled off the keyboard I noticed that the tape like wire that connects the keyboard to the motherboard was taped down. Is there any special tape I should use to tape that into place? Does regular scotch tape suffice? Also, I didnt put new thermal glue over the processor when I moved it from the old laptop to the new. I know the video suggested it but I wasn't sure if this was the absolute cause ( i was planning on getting some once i knew the laptop was stable but was curious if this is the reason its not stable yet).

    And um whoever helps me I really appreciate it like you wouldn't believe how big it would be just to get this laptop fixed.. I really could use the help to get this done! Thanks in advance!

    Mike
     
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  3. dtrulez

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    Got the thermal paste and used it on the processor since reconnecting though I was able to boot and it stayed on for a longer period of time but it still suddenly shut off. Now it does a thing where dotted red and blue lines go across the screen. I believe at this point it is still overheating and found some information online saying this dv9000 laptop has a overheating issue and I should start by cleaning the fan. I hate taking this thing apart and by the time im done im probably going to work for HP. Anyhow, if you have any suggestions for checking on overheating issues I would appreciate it.

    PS I really appreciate the help with the guide ! That was a tremendous resource.
     
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