Paulo Goulão: Is there any specific thickness for the thermopad in this model?
How do you even know before you open any laptop? I found no spec in the HP
site and in the shop I went to buy the paste and the thermal pad, they had
3 thicknesses to choose from.
Gord Adams: A helpful video. However a couple of points from a fellow tech: The black
tab on the keyboard connector does not need to be removed, it just flips up
like a hinge and you can then pull the connector out. Trying to remove it
increases the chance of breakage needlessly.
Also, you did not illustrate correctly how to clean the fan. The unit must
be further disassembled; there are tiny black screws on the casing (five
of them) that are removed and then the casing comes apart. It is
impossible to clean this fan from the exterior using compressed air. Hair
and dust builds up on the vent inside and forms a thick mat. This is why
the computer gets hot and the fan gets loud because it is at it's max speed
and has no load due to interrupted airflow. If the casing is disassembled,
the fan can be cleaned properly and reassembly isn't difficult.
Finally, as an instructional video to do-it-yourselfers, my feeling is that
more attention needs to be put into detailing the removal of all of the
screws during disassembly of the case. The most likely problem for the
novice is missing a screw and then prying too hard on a component, thereby
charliezinhu: Great video! i have an older model of this laptop (DV7-1000), but i was
looking for an info that maybe you can help me out...
I'm having some freezing problems with my laptop, already switched hard
drive, so it's not the issue, i'm suspecting of overheating...
The CPU uses thermal paste, but the GPU has a space between the heatsink
and the chip itself, making mandatory the use of a thermal pad...
@15:50 you show the pad, can u tell me the thickness of the pad so i can
order new ones to replace on my laptop? also, if it's possible, tell
me which thermal pads are the best in your opinión
Thanks in advance!
David Ulmer: Gotta say thanks. I've worked on desktops for years, always hated working
on laptops because each one is so different in design and so easy to break.
I got a DV7 3079wm that I love (although I'm buying an Asus ROG G751 lol),
and needed to do this for some time, but I've been scared of breaking the
tabs. This helps allot, especially since it's the exact style of mine.
This is the best quality in real time full disassembly out there that I've
seen in over a year. Kudos
Jeff Carlton: I did this to my laptop and now the screen is blank/black. Any suggestions
as to why? I was replacing the cooling fan (had to remove like 5 other
systems/structures to get there ...optical drive, etc.). Put it all back
together. Cooling fan seems fixed. Now this problem. Any advice on cords
to check, etc??? Thanks!! :)
ibrark: You have shown this video in an excellent way. Except at 2 points which is
due to camera move is not clear, i give 99 out of 100!! Thank you for
HumbleFollowerofJC: I wanted to add to all the thanks on this video! I have the same laptop and
it started shutting off due to the overheating. I did a little research and
learned of the heatsink(thermal paste issue). Until this my laptop just sat
in the closet not sure what to do with it. Found your video and used it to
perform the task and the laptop works perfect. So thank you for the
detailed video!!! Greatly appreciated sir!! (replaced the thermal paste and
cleaned the fan)
Preston Houfek: I also want to thank you for taking the time to show me how to disassemble
this computer. This is the only video that shows my actual computer as the
others are very different. I have this black screen issue. After trying the
heat gun trick on the GPU I still have no picture. Do you have any other
Jasmina Ha: thank you so much for this video! since my mother tongue isn't english, I
couldn't understand all the materials u mentioned at 1:00. Do u mind
listing them for me? Thanks again for sharing ur knowledge with us :)
Arno Mulder: Great work, just did my HP pavillion 1220ed little different but i managed.
3 year cleaning!
Dmitriy Shibayev: I was waiting for such video for about a year, the repair would cost me
about 200 euro. Thank you very much, now i can take care of my laptop
myself and do it with your help absolutely confident.
Just few questions, could you please write the name of the thermal paste
which you have used, and maybe you know where can i buy a new fan in case
if my doesn´t work anymore.
Abdul Halim: Elegant Mess, I wanted to know if it's possible to upgrade the CPU?
Kevin Ng: Thank for this video great and helpful and I'm sure that your laptop is
pretty same as mine which is pavilion dv7-3112sa. Also, do you know which
fan that I should buy since I have no Idea which fan to buy since my laptop
is overheating :S and keep getting error every time i start the computer
which is CMOS error 505 so does that mean i need to Find cmos battery for
my model or i can use any cmos battery?
EnglishinTx: Great video. Thanks. Is there a way to know for sure that this is the
issue causing overheating before I attempt this? I can see from task
manger that not much is going on when it overheats - CPU usage is very low
yet the fan runs full out like a little jet engine and it shuts down on me.
One question on your procedure - don't I need to use some kind of static
protection so I don't zap the motherboard? Any recommendations on that?
Vanessa Lindores: Thank you so much for this. I really appreciate you doing it in real time.
I'm a Mom that has (had!) no experience taking apart computers but I wanted
to get my old overheating Pavilion working well for my kids to use. We took
on the project together and did great until it came time to take off the
screen. The last screw ended up stripped. We gave the fan area as good a
cleaning with the compressed air as we could and backed out from there. Any
suggestions for dealing with this? These tiny screws aren't very forgiving
it seems. The computer seems to be working well but I would like to try
going all the way. Thanks again. It was fun doing as much as we did.
BabayBunny: I was wondering do you need to put the thermal compound on the GPU and the
CPU or just the CPU?
5150pb: How did you unplug the screen from motherboard? Does it slide out or pop
Dalarna Skogen: Hi elegant nice video! I got an dv7-3090eo with a broken cpu fan, is it
possible to just replace the fan or do i need to replace the fan with heat
Leonardo Berwian: Thanks Man! Ill have a beer now
Andy Lao: which thermal compound should i use to replace my current one for my dv-7
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
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
Savatage Kindu: Thank you very much..... What if I use silicon compound instead of arctic
silver, would be possible to be OK...?
flyingtrackerz22: Is it the same for a HP pavilion dv7 beatsaudio ?
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!
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...)
Bill Colak: The white speaker bezle cord and the black hinge keeps falling off on mine
Gera Tokyo: Thank you very much!!!!! you helped me a lot!!
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!!!
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
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.
Slava Harelik: Sorry for stupid question - what is a thermal paste far? Is it just special
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?
Arthur Hildebrandt: Replaced the fan and screwed down heat sink with new thermal paste. Now how
do I reassemble the laptop?
pontebuso: What did u use to clean the gpu with the cutip?
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.
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
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!
Nicks Gea: I broke the plastic piece that holds the keyboards wire to the motherboard.
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
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 ?
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.
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!
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
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?
Stefana Ionut Valentin: this is DV 6, i have this laptop almost 2weeks
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
P Caswell: First, do I have to take apart the WHOLE laptop to replace the fan?
Second, where do I get thermal paste?
palermoj1: Totally awesome!! Thanks! Your video was right on. Help me disassemble
and reassemble my laptop!! Check up the great work. Joe