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taking apart hp dv7 laptop

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  1. luukki123

    luukki123 Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I've recently encountered some serious cooling issues with my dv7 2195 eo. I would like to dismantle my laptop so that i could clean my heatsink and apply some thermal paste onto the cpu. I havent found aguide on google. Also dont tell me that i will screw up my computer cause i really dont care if i do. Also only cleaning the fan didnt work.

    Thanks.
     
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    Probably not. See those haven't got the same back as mine. I gonna try to search a pic.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onFr7iumxX8
    this is the same computer as mine. (or it looks similar). I tried this once but the video i very unclear and he doesn't fully disassemble the computer.
     
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    Every laptop make and model looks different, so it's assembled differently. If someone with your exact make and model hasn't uploaded a video to YouTube on how to take it apart, you're going to have to take a leap of faith on your own.
     
  5. luukki123

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    But but... I don't know if i want to take that leap D:
     
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    That's up to you. If no one's uploaded a video, it's highly unlikely you'll stumble across someone in a forum with the same exact make and model laptop who's taken it completely apart who will hold your hand on the phone through the process.

    There are lots of little screws of all different sizes, and dozens of tiny fragile parts that break easily. Even a step by step video guide isn't a guarantee of success.

    I've taken laptops apart before without the benefit of a YouTube video. It's not particularly easy, and I've lost a few screws and broken a few parts. There's a reason people actually charge money for the service.
     
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    Well, at least one thing is sure, i wont ever EVER buy a HP laptop, they overheat like hell.

    Since i'm probably gonna do it, do i just wipe the heatsink with a towel to clean it? also can i put some thermal grease on my gpu too?
     
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    No and no.

    At this point I would suggest you not try to take it apart. You don't wipe a processor with a towel, and there probably isn't even a separate GPU let alone a removable one with a heat sink. I think you may be in over your heard.

    All cheap laptops overheat to some level.
     
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    Here is a link to PDF file for an HP Pavilion dv7 Entertainment PC Maintenance and Service Guide:

    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01815884.pdf

    It has instructions for opening up the computer and accessing and replacing every main part. You may want to see if the product illustrations match up to your particular model.

    EDIT: It may also give you a very good idea if you even want to try opening it up.
     
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    Thanks. I gonna take a look at it and and see what ive got
     
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