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How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop
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In this guide I explain how to disassemble a HP Pavilion dv4 laptop. I’ll be removing the display panel and top cover assembly. Before you start, make sure the laptop is turned off and battery removed. STEP 1. Remove hard drive, memory and CMOS battery covers from the bottom of the laptop.

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On the following picture you can see all covers removed. Now you can get access to both memory modules, hard drive, wireless card and CMOS battery. I believe HP Pavilion dv4 can handle up to 8GB RAM maximum. It means you can install up to 4GB memory module into each memory slot. This laptop uses DDR2 PC2-6400 SODIMM memory modules. For the purpose of my guide it’s not necessary to remove memory modules. I’ll leave them connected.

STEP 2. Remove three screws securing the hard drive. Slide the hard drive assemble to the left in order to disconnect it from the motherboard.

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Any large SATA hard drive should work fine in this laptop. Disconnect both antenna cables from the wireless card. www.27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop Now you can remove the hard drive. you’ll have to transfer mounting brackets to the new drive. For the purpose of my guide it’s not necessary to remove the wireless card. so I’ll leave it connected to the motherboard. STEP 3.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 3/20 . HP Pavilion dv4 laptop uses a regular 2.5″ SATA hard drive.insidemylaptop. If you are replacing the hard drive.

STEP 5. Unlock the DVD drive and pull it from the laptop. Disconnect and remove the CMOS battery. www.insidemylaptop.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 4/20 .27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop STEP 4.

insidemylaptop. WARNING! It’s possible the keyboard is glued to the top cover with double sticky tape.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 5/20 . www. Carefully lift up the top part of the keyboard with a sharp object. STEP 6. It’s not necessary go though all previous steps (except removing CMOS battery cover) in order to remove the keyboard. Remove three screws securing keyboard on the bottom of the laptop.27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop In the following 7 steps I explain how to disconnect and remove the keyboard. STEP 6. Continue removing keyboard with your fingers. Remove it slowly.

insidemylaptop.27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop STEP 7. Lift up the keyboard and slide it towards the LCD screen so you can access the cable underneath. www. Before you can remove the keyboard it’s necessary to unlock the connector.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 6/20 . STEP 8.

In order to unlock the connector you’ll have to move the brown clip about 2 millimeters towards the display. Be careful.27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop STEP 9. www. the brown clip must stay attached to the white base. On the next picture the connector shown in the unlocked state.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 7/20 . Now you can pull keyboard cable from the connector.insidemylaptop. On the following picture the cable connector shown in the locked position. Don’t move it more that 2 millimeters.

Finally. New keyboards for HP Pavilion dv4 laptops available here. remove the keyboard. Remove seven screws securing keyboard bezel. STEP 11. www. Don’t forget two screws in the DVD drive bay.insidemylaptop.27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop STEP 10.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 8/20 .

In order to remove the bezel. STEP 13. slide it towards the display and lift up.27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop STEP 12. Remove two screws securing keyboard bezel to the top cover.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 9/20 . Disconnect LED board cable from the motherboard.insidemylaptop. www.

com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 10/20 . Disconnect speaker cable from the motherboard. www. STEP 15.insidemylaptop. Disconnect lid switch cable from the motherboard. Remove power button board. Remove three screws securing the speaker assembly. Remove one screw securing the board. Disconnect the power button board cable from the motherboard.27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop STEP 14.

www. Lift up and remove speaker assembly.27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop STEP 16. Pull wireless card antenna cables through the hole in the top cover. We disconnected both antenna cables from the wireless card in the step 3.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 11/20 . Disconnect video cable connector from the motherboard. STEP 17.insidemylaptop.

STEP 19.insidemylaptop. Remove four screws securing display assembly hinges. it’s not necessary to separate the display panel from the laptop base in order to remove the screen.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 12/20 . By the way.27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop STEP 18. If you would like to disassemble the display panel and remove the LCD screen. you can follow this LCD screen removal guide for HP Pavilion dv4 laptop. www. Lift up and separate the display panel assembly from the laptop base.

27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop STEP 20. disconnect it too (green arrow). Remove six remaining screws from the bottom of the laptop. Disconnect touch pad cable from the motherboard (yellow arrow). Remove four screws securing the top cover.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 13/20 . STEP 21. www.insidemylaptop. If you have finger scanner installed.

insidemylaptop. It will be easier to remove the top cover when this cable removed.27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop STEP 22.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 14/20 . www. but you can disconnect the USB cable. Carefully lift up and separate the top cover assembly from the laptop base. It’s not necessary. STEP 23.

you can do it without removing the motherboard.27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop STEP 24.insidemylaptop. On the following picture you can see the laptop base with the top cover removed.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 15/20 . www. Just used canned air and blow air into the fan until all dust is gone. I’m not going to remove the motherboard but you can find instructions in the official HP service manual (available from HP website). Remove top cover assembly. If you would like to clean the cooling fan and heatsink (to fix overheating).

insidemylaptop. in HP Pavilion dv4 laptop the DC jack is not soldered to the motherboard. If the jack is damaged.27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop By the way. www. you can replace it with a new one without soldering. Simply unplug the damaged DC jack harness and replace it with a new DC jack harness which is available here.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 16/20 .

But for a long time. rather seeing capslock and numlock LEDs blink. i tried with Linux. heres my probs .27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop Did I help you $ave some money? Please consider making a donation. THANK YOU! Follow @LaptopFixed 391 followers 61 Responses to “How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop” Pages: [7] 6 5 4 3 2 1 » Show All 61 Laptop Tech Says: August 1st.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ I have no clue. 59 Laptop Tech Says: July 27th. Check the memory modules. If i leave it on for a while. 2012 at 2:57 pm @ John. the system was warning me about the internal 17/20 . Take a look at this guide: http://www. Now heres the error codes numlock & capslocks blinks every 4 seconds First of all. Recently i had a problem that while switching on. i have the same model as this Laptop youve’d shown to dis assyble method . 2012 at 7:56 am Hi Thanks for the detailed description to open it. sometimes the whole system switches on. Great Guy . www. but the system didnt boot up. Tnx.insidemylaptop. the system switches on but i dont see any video. Here is a problem. continously. somebody told me and give me error codes for this matter . rather seeing capslock and numlock LEDs blink. 2012 at 5:39 pm @ Diego. remove the hard drive and try removing memory modules one by one.laptoprepair101. 58 John Says: July 26th. Try reseating them. Here is a problem. I have HP dv4-1225 dx with Windows 8 OS. Will it start with only one memory module installed? now where is video chip controller is located to this motherboard so that i can resolder it by me self. continously. This could be memory related failure. i have the same model as this Laptop youve’d shown to dis assyble method . Recently i had a problem that while switching on. I have HP dv4-1225 dx with Windows 8 OS. Considering the problem with Win8 OS. the system switches on but i dont see any video. HP Service Center Saudi Arabia dont have a clue for this or never touch if it is this case. now where is video chip controller is located to this motherboard so that i can resolder it by me self. 2012 at 12:53 am HI Mr.com/laptop/2011/02/23/fix-laptop-motherboard-with-failed-nvidiagraphics-chip/ 60 Diego Says: August 1st. If i leave it on for a while. sometimes the whole system switches on. Test the laptop with only one module installed. i’ll try to cross my finger even though to try to make this crap alive again . HP Service Center Saudi Arabia dont have a clue for this or never touch if it is this case. Now heres the error codes numlock & capslocks blinks every 4 seconds .

I couldnt think anything else. Thanks again. I took apart my DV4 thinking I had a bad DC jack on the side but when I applied a multimedia to the other end of the power cable that connects direct to the motherboard I got 19 volts. I managed to bring my laptop back to life again TWICE. 2012 at 6:53 am disregard my last post! different cable. Is there anything else I might have missed? 55 steely74 Says: June 27th. 52 Sam Says: June 2nd. I think it’s probably a bad motherboard but I’m not sure. I just did a fan replacement job and it appeared to not connect to anything! now the customers volume buttons etc don’t work. It seems the motherboard is getting power but still not turning on. Probably just a variation in the models. Says: June 19th. the system was warning me about the internal battery replacement. I tried the electrostatic dissipation trick but still nothing(hold down the power button for 1 minute without a battery or charger plugged in. mother board and other things are working. Is there anything else I might have missed? It’s not turning on at all? Could be the power button board failure (shown in the step 14). www. seems my hard drive. I have no clue.com/disassemble-hp-pavilion-dv4-laptop/ 18/20 . 54 steely74 Says: June 20th. could be memory failure. For my laptop (DV4-1283cl) I had to remove a seventh screw inside the hard drive bay to get the top cover assembly off. since.insidemylaptop. 57 Laptop Tech Says: July 23rd. It is a black screw located on the left side inside the drive bay. I’m a computer idiot and yet by following your clear and detailed instructions. Thanks a lot for your help. but the system didnt boot up. 56 wolf3345us Says: July 21st.27/10/12 How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv4 laptop >> Inside my laptop tried with Linux. I think it’s probably a bad motherboard but I’m not sure. I’d like to give a big THANK YOU to the author. 2012 at 3:36 pm can you tell me what the lid switch cable connects to? not the zif end on the mobo but the other end. It’s not very clear from your description how the laptop is failing. But for a long time. I would be happy to provide more info if you need. 2012 at 6:36 am Hello thank you. 53 Mike S. 2012 at 1:47 pm Hi and Thank you for you great breakdown. 2012 at 7:16 am Excellent tutorial! I needed to disassemble my wife’s laptop because she spilled iced tea on the touchpad and the touchpad started acting up. 2012 at 10:56 am @ wolf3345us. After removing and rinsing the touchpad with water and drying it everything is working properly. I see they sell just that cable piece so it’s repairable but I couldn’t find any info on how to connect it on the non zif end. The first time happened a year ago with fan problem and the second time was bad connection between the video cable and LCD screen that I fixed yesterday. If the laptop turns on but there is no video. I followed the directions exactly except for step #20. while it switches on occasionally everything works well. so can it be the major cause for the present problem.

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