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
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
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
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
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.
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
and is there reason we have to remove HDD or SDD to disassemble to clean
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
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.
HP Pavilion dv7 Heatsink Cleaning/Replacement (HD)4.7
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