HP Pavilion Dv7 Heatsink Cleaning/Replacement (HD)




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Pau Zen: Great job, very informative, most neatly disassembling of a laptop on the web. Deeply appreciate your effort. What is the best thermal paste would you recommend? I have also discovered if you elevate the laptop, or simply put two small foams or objects to jackup the laptop at the back side, the fan runs cleaner and the computer is less susceptible to overheating. The farther away from the surface where the laptop sits the better.

justintime506: Also my thermal grease was replaced a few weeks ago when I took it in. Do I have to replace it again even though it was just done ? 

justintime506: Man, you're a life saver this was too scary to go in blind. Thanks a milion! You would think a high maintenance part like the fan would be more accessible....

Bill Colak: At 36:50 the black thing that holds the cable and the underneath of the power button kept on falling off so I typed it on (don't judge me) and now my computer is not starting lol

spudbutt33: just finished cleaning the fan and heatsink! The computer is working just as good as it did when i bought it! My laptop was a little different than yours but your video was a fantastic help! keep posting good stuff man

Andy Lao: which thermal compound should i use to replace my current one for my dv-7 notebook

Misty M: why is it on all of these videos no one ever takes the fan apart to clean the dust balls out they just spray that can stuff,

pontebuso: What did u use to clean the gpu with the cutip?

Stefana Ionut Valentin: this is DV 6, i have this laptop almost 2weeks

Dustin Bell: I have this same computer... it was overheating and shutting down after 3 years. Someone said it was probably the fan or heatsink. I watched another video but it confused the hell out of me after getting it half apart, so I put it back together and ordered a new one... Now I find this and it's very helpful!! I managed to get it all apart and clean lots of dirt out of the fan... going to get some thermal paste soon then going to TRY and put it back together. If it still overheats and shuts down, what could be the problem then? I know it's due to overheating since it says so when it boots back up. Hopefully this will fix it though.

Denis Rašić: Tnx bro, you helped a lot. It would be great if you made the video after you disassemble it how to put it back together, its was not so easy.

Dean Hamlin: that was great thank you. good quality and very clear. i was just looking at where the little battery was, i could see it after you popped the cover. i would like to clean the cpu as its 4yrs old and the fan cuts in all the time..

Lisa Featherston: Most have "poo-poo-ed" the dv7 but it was a laptop ahead of its time and when well maintained, continues to provide me performance that supersedes most offered on the retail shelves today. Thanks for providing this video. Well done and very helpful!!!

NipponEngie: This video was amazingly helpful! I feel a bit better tackling this myself. I noticed you didn't mention anything about grounding yourself in the video. That is the one thing I'm most afraid of when I think about disassembling my laptop. I don't particularly want to invest in a strap or mat, and a lot of tips suggests always touching something metal, in terms of a laptop that seems a little harder to do. What would you suggest? 

Gera Tokyo: Thank you very much!!!!! you helped me a lot!!

flyingtrackerz22: Is it the same for a HP pavilion dv7 beatsaudio ?

P Caswell: First, do I have to take apart the WHOLE laptop to replace the fan? Second, where do I get thermal paste?

Kicki Bengtsen: Hey Elegant Mess, Great Guide! Need your help! i broke both of the black "clips" the one for the power botton, and the one for the entire keyboard. The Connection between the powerbutton and the BUS, is working (ON/OFF) but im having problems with the keyboard buttons, some of the keys arrent working, due to lack of connection i asume. Where do i buy those clips ? if i purchance i new keyboard will those clips also be delivered. thanks for the help anyway. the best option would be if i could make somthing work for the connection by myself

Bill Colak: The white speaker bezle cord and the black hinge keeps falling off on mine :(

spudbutt33: I have an hp dv7 entertainment model. Is this any different than the one you were changing? I also have some controls above my keyboard that are touch sensitive, is this the same as the one you dis-assembled? my computer has been overheating for about a month now and I was looking for a way to fix it and stumbled upon your video. I am very good with tools and taking things apart but am very techno ignorant. Do you think this is something that is possible for a laptop dis-assembly newb? You make it look so easy in your video, and I know that there has been no maintenance on my lap top in 4+ years. Should I try it?

Misty M: good computer but does it ever over heat and get hot,the fan was so loud even after i cleaned it out

Elegant Mess: New Laptop Cleaning Tutorial for the HP Pavilion dv7.

Hilco Smit: you made a little mistake the keyboard connector the black clip has to stay on you'll have to lift it slightly towards you it works like a hinge if you clip it out you'll damage the hinge

cbbitstomper: Wanted to thank you for the great video. I used it to replace the fan in my fathers computer and everything went very well. Thank-you once again!

palermoj1: Totally awesome!! Thanks! Your video was right on. Help me disassemble and reassemble my laptop!! Check up the great work. Joe

Jimmy Hers: What a first class job! Thank you for your time spent on this issues. Like many others I am having to depend on repairs vs replacement if practical. The tutorial on disassembling and reassembling the HP DV7 Pavilion is by far the best I have seen. As for where to obtain the compounds you used I'll start looking at my local mom & pop hardware store for those or like. I have found these businesses usually offer a higher level of knowledge or experience than the big chains. 

Arthur Hildebrandt: Replaced the fan and screwed down heat sink with new thermal paste. Now how do I reassemble the laptop?

Nicks Gea: As soon as I figure how to put my laptop back together I'll let you know if it worked. And then you can help me out. I would really appreciate it, You're awesome man. 

Nicks Gea: I broke the plastic piece that holds the keyboards wire to the motherboard. :(

M MOT: Never mind, I figured out you pull up on the little plastic tab and the connector comes off easily. Thanks for the video! Could NOT have done this without the guidance! 

James Howe Fuller: Thank you; I used your instructions to replace my choked up fan on a pavilion dv7-1635dx (1907 vintage) Everything went great, but about 15 minutes into running the monitor went rainbows and very difficult to read. I put plenty of heat sink compound on both modules; the fan is running. Any suggestions as to what to do? I will take it back down, but it would be helpful if I could understand what is wrong. Thanks, Jim F

Nicks Gea: Hello, your video helped a lot! I Never thought I can do such thing. I have a question. My laptop wont turn on, the lights do but nothing appears on the screen I was told it could be the motherboard. Please help

369yuu: I have dv7 6000 I want to clean fan and put new grease for cpu and radeon gpu. I know battery have to be removed first, but why do we need to open back of laptop to clean fan?. it looks like you need to remove front cover with keybord only. and is there reason we have to remove HDD or SDD to disassemble to clean fan? 

Nicks Gea: I'll tell you how it all started. One day i tried to turn on the laptop on and this was before I took it apart. It didn't turn on but the lights did just no picture on the monitor. We tried to connect it to another monitor and that didn't work either, I was told it could be the motherboard. So I wanted to figure out how to replace it my self if that was the problem. Any ideas of what the problem might be? By the way if it wasn't for you I wouldn't of done it.

M MOT: Very nice work!! I hate to question anything here, but the video didn't show how to disconnect the screen cable on the left side. My guess is this occurred when the camera memory filled up and the video restarted a bit further forward. I'm nervous to just start pulling or pushing without a sense of what to do (like with the wireless connections on the back side that ere a bit stubborn but did come off per your detailed steps). Could you identify what to do for that disconnection? Thanks SO MUCH!

Tiago Sousa: Estive a desmontar o portátil de trabalho para limpar e lubrificar a ventoinha, que não se calava, mesmo sem estar muito quente. Nestas modernices de portáteis, isto equivale a desmanchar o portátil inteiro até ficar com a motherboard na mão. Incrivelmente consegui montar tudo de novo, sem sobrar parafusos, e aparentemente tudo funciona... E ficou silencioso (viva o WD40). Claro que isto só foi possível com o vídeo em anexo :) (mesmo assim o tipo induz em erro na parte de desligar o teclado; se não fosse um colega meu, ainda devia estar a olhar para o teclado na altura de montar...)

369yuu: 14:21 I laughed

Nicks Gea: Do you know how to reflow the CPU on the motherboard?

Elegant Mess: Ya, usually the original thermal paste that they use is not very effective at all. Strange way to save a few cents, but I guess after a few hundred thousand it adds up. So replacing the thermal paste is a good place to start.

treblarefils: I did this excact same job on a dv7 of my friends massively lowered teperatures15-20 c difference

treblarefils: used the noctua thermal compound when I did it.
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