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Cant Remove Optical Drive to add memory

I followed the HP procedure. Removed one holding screy and found the latch for th left side of the drive. The latch frees that sid, but something is still holding it on the other.. The procedure mentions only one latch, but something still holds the left side. I see nothing and don't know what to do. HELP

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At HP's web site, the instructions mention removing a screw on the side of the CD to remove it from the box. Try looking here. (If that link doesn't work, go to www.hp.com and in the search window, enter S3020n. Click on Help & Troubleshooting, then Setup and Install, then Adding & Removing Hardware. There's a link to replace the CD there. They also have PDF versions of the manuals.

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How to reset bios on compaq v2000 laptop


Remove A Cmos Battery From A Compaq V2000 Laptop

The Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) in a computer is responsible for storing hardware settings and time on your computer. The CMOS is powered by a small battery and is able to store information whether your computer is turned on or off. While the standard CMOS battery lasts for up to ten years, you may need to replace your CMOS sooner than that. If you password your BIOS and forget the password or need to reset your configuration back to the default, you can remove the CMOS and re-insert or replace it.

Instructions
1. Unplug the computer from the wall outlet and unplug the AC adapter from the computer.

2. Turn your Compaq Presario V2000 face down and slide the battery release latch to the left to disengage the battery from its position. Remove the battery.

3. Unscrew the screws over the hard drive cover, which is located in the lower right corner of the laptop if your laptop is placed with the battery away from you. Lift the hard drive tab, located on the left side of the hard drive, and slide the hard drive to the left to remove it from the computer.

4. Unscrew the single screw located directly under the optical CD/DVD drive. Insert a very thin item, such as a paper clip or pin, into the hole located on the optical drive to open it. Slide your optical drive out of its tray to remove it.

5. Remove the two screws located on the switch cover, which is directly under the battery. Turn the computer right-side up and open it as wide as it will go. Use a flat tipped screwdriver to lift up the switch cover that is directly above the "F1," "F5," "F11" and "Insert" keys.

6. Unscrew the four screws that hold the keyboard in place. These screws are are located in the upper right corner of the computer under the switch cover that you just removed. Lift the keyboard up and slide it forward until it rests on the palm rest. Unplug the zif connector, which is located directly above the palm rest, to disconnect the keyboard. Lift the keyboard up and out of the laptop.

7. Turn the computer upside down again and remove the memory modules by unscrewing the two screws over the memory compartment located directly below the battery slot. Unclip the two clips located on each side of the memory module to release it from its slot and slide it out of the computer.

8. Unscrew the two screws on the PCI cover directly beneath the memory module. Disconnect the two wireless antennas above the card. Spread the two clips securing the mini PCI card into place and lift the card up and out at a 45-degree angle away from you.

9. Flip the laptop back up on its right side and disconnect the display cable located in the upper left corner above the keyboard area underneath the switch cover you removed earlier. Then remove the two pieces of tape in the upper right corner that hold the wireless antenna in place. Remove the two clips located beneath the tape pieces. Unscrew the two screws on the upper left corner and the two in the upper right corner that hold the display into place. Remove the display assembly.

10. Turn the computer back upside down and remove the remaining 19 screws. Lift the base enclosure straight up out of its place.

11. Locate the CMOS battery, a small circular object, and lift it up out of its place. Leave it out for five minutes and reinsert it to reset your settings. Re-assemble the computer without the battery and plug it into the wall.
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How do i disassemble hp 635?


Don't know what manual you're referring to, but it isn't the HP 630, HP 631, HP 635, and HP 636 Service Manual; from HP Support,

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02834036/c02834036.pdf

Upper part of the laptop is the Top Cover.
Most of the time referred to as the Palm Rest Cover.

1) Remove the Keyboard
2) Remove the Optical Drive (DVD drive) (IF an option on your laptop)

3) Remove the Power Button Board and cable.
4) Remove the TouchPad Button Board and cable.

5) Remove the Top Cover

A) Close the computer
B) Turn the computer upside down, FRONT towards you.

Now pull this example of the Base Enclosure up in another window,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/646838-001-HP-635-BASE-ENCLOSURE-WITH-HDMI-/130659842589?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e6beefa1d

Put your mouse cursor in the middle of the photo, and use the Zoom In feature. (Put mouse cursor in middle, slowly move mouse around)

1) Looking at the FRONT edge, see the SIX screws that need to be removed?

2) See the ONE screw on the Left side, and Right side; that needs to be removed?

3) ONE screw to remove from EACH corner on the REAR side.

4) Battery Compartment / Rear side;
There are FOUR screws to remove that are along the Rear side of the Battery Compartment, and DOWN in the Battery Compartment.

4) Battery Compartment / Front side;
There are THREE screws to remove that are along the Front side of the Battery Compartment, and DOWN in the Battery Compartment.

5) DOWN in the Harddrive Bay Compartment there are FOUR screws to remove.
TWO on the Right side, TWO on the Left side.

IF I count correctly there are 21 screws to remove from the Bottom.
(I ran out of toes and fingers)

6) Turn the computer back over to it's normal position.
Open the laptop.

Grab the Jaws of Life and....................

Just wanted to see if you were following along.............

The rectangular area under where the Keyboard was, and has multi ventilation holes in it, is the Static Shield.

To the Upper Left corner is the Power Button Board cable, that needs to be disconnected.

To the Middle/Front is the TouchPad Button Board cable that needs to be disconnected.

Looking to the upper right there is a hole, and a screw that needs to be removed.

More detail;

Looking at the ventilation holes going across as rows.
Come down to the 3rd and 4th row of ventilation holes.
Come OVER from the Right side SIX ventilation holes.

That hole, that screw; needs to be removed.

IF it still uses this style of fastening;

The Top Cover has TABS going around the exterior perimeter, of the inside edges.

These Tabs snap into matching LATCHES in the Base Enclosure.
(Bottom Cover)

I use a thick stiff guitar pick to start popping the covers loose from each other. (Top Cover from Base Enclosure)

I would ease the pick in the parting line of Top Cover, to Base Enclosure, towards the Rear/Right side.

You just want to ease the pick in, so you can start to get your fingertips in.
Can't get the pick in? Move over. You are at a Tab/Latch.

Once you get the Top Cover to start to separate, use your fingertips, and move along towards the Front.
Go around the Front popping the Tabs/Latches loose.

By the time you get halfway around the Left side, the Top Cover may pop off.
I state MAY, because I have had some I had to fight all the way.
(Pop EVERY Tab/Latch loose)

I hope you are wearing an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source.

IF not, open the backdoor, and throw your laptop out.
(Unless you just want to use it as a doorstop)

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
An ESD wrist strap, and connected to a good ground source, will keep your laptop safe from Static. (From you)

The CPU (Processor) is the most susceptible hardware component to Static shock.

You know the above? Good. I also posted for people who read this solution in the future.

Out of curiosity what CPU are you going to install?

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[Memory Module/Wireless Module Compartment Panel is removed, then there is a screw to remove down in the compartment, that is for the DVD drive.
Remove screw to slide DVD drive out of laptop.

Can't get a hold of DVD drive? Tap the tray release button, ease the tray all the way out. Gently pull on tray until DVD drive comes out enough, that you can grab it ]

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I do have a problem with my presario M2000 Compaq laptop which whenever i open the laptop, it keep asking me password. Futhermore, my dvd rome cannot response to cd. can u help me. Tq


  1. Disconnect the power cable and any printers, monitors or other peripherals you may have attached your M2000. Lay the laptop face down on a table, with the front of the laptop facing you. Remove the battery by sliding the release latch to the left. The front end of the battery will pop up. Rotate the battery toward the back of the laptop to disengage it from the laptop base.
  2. Locate the hard drive on the right side of the laptop. Remove the two screws holding the hard drive cover in place and remove the cover. The hard drive will have a mylar tab on it to help remove it. Grab the tab and lift up on the left side of the hard drive until it disconnects from the motherboard. Pull the hard drive straight up to remove it from the hard drive bay.
  3. Remove the single screw holding the optical drive in place. Stick the end of a bent paper clip into the disk tray release hole on the optical drive, located on the front of the disk tray. This will eject the disk tray. Grab the tray and slide the optical drive out of the laptop base.
  4. Remove the memory modules. The memory compartment is located in the center of the M2000. Remove the two screws holding the cover in place and remove the cover. Use your fingers to spread the latches on the sides of the memory modules and slide the modules out of the sockets.
  5. Remove the mini PCI card by first removing the last cover on the bottom of the M2000. Remove the screws on the cover and remove the cover to reveal the mini PCI card. Disconnect the white and black wireless antenna cables from the card. Spread the latches on the sides of the card and slide it out of the socket. Disconnect the antenna cables from the clip attaching them to the laptop base.
  6. Remove the keyboard cover and LED board by first removing the two screws in the battery bay. These hold the keyboard cover in place. Flip your laptop over and open it up. Slide a flat-head screwdriver into the notch behind the "F1" key to unlock the keyboard cover. Do the same thing at the "F5," F11," and "Insert" keys. Pull the cover up to remove it. The LED board is under the cover. Disconnect the data cable from the motherboard and remove the two screws holding the board in place. Remove the board.
  7. Remove the keyboard by first removing the four screws holding the keyboard in place. Lift the back end of the keyboard up and tip it over so it is resting face down on the palm rest of your M2000. Disconnect the data cable from the motherboard and remove the keyboard.
  8. 8 Remove the display panel by first disconnecting the video cable from the motherboard. Disconnect the wireless antenna cables from the clips attaching them to the top cover of your laptop. Remove the six screws holding the display panel in place. Lift the display panel off of the laptop base.
  9. Remove the base enclosure by removing the three screws on the top of the laptop connecting the top to the base enclosure. Flip the laptop over and lay it face down with the front toward you. Remove the 18 screws holding the base enclosure in place. Lift the rear end of the base enclosure up until it comes free from the laptop. Once it's free, slide it back to remove it.
  10. Disconnect and remove any remaining components including the speakers, Bluetooth module and USB card. All of them are removed by the same procedure. Disconnect the cables from the motherboard and remove any screws holding the components in place. Lift the components straight up to remove them.
  11. Disconnect the fan cable running from the cooling unit to the motherboard. Remove the three screws holding the cooling unit in place and lift it straight up to remove it. To remove the CPU, turn the locking screw counter-clockwise until it clicks. Grab the CPU by the edges and lift it straight up. Put the CPU in an antistatic bag for safekeeping.
  12. Remove the motherboard by first disconnecting the touchpad cable and remove the five screws holding the motherboard in place. Lift it up by the left side and remove it from the enclosure.
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1) Work on a table.

2) Remove ALL power to the laptop. AC adapter (Charger) and Battery.

3) Turn the laptop over Front facing you. There is one single Philips head screw to remove.
It's on the bottom of the laptop towards the Front, and is just past the Microphone, and Headphone jacks.

4) Screw removed use a paper clip to open the optical drive tray.
The paper clip is straightened out, then a third of it is bent into a handle to hang onto.

Looking at the optical drive with the laptop upside down, there is a small hole to the Left, on the optical drive tray. Insert the paper clip tool you just made into the hole.
This is a manual release to open the optical drive tray.

Hold onto the optical drive tray with your fingers, pull the optical drive out.

If you are going to replace the optical drive, be sure to remove the optical drive bracket from the back of the optical drive. (Two Philips screws) Install the bracket on the new optical drive.

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Hi tstafford,

Before you begin any removal or installation procedures:
1. Shut down the notebook. If you are unsure whether the
notebook is off or in hibernation, turn the computer on,
and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the notebook.
3. Disconnect the power cord.
4. Remove the battery pack by following these steps:
a. Turn the notebook upside down with the front toward you.
b. Slide and hold the battery release latch 1 to the left.
(The front edge of the battery pack disengages from the
notebook.)
c. Lift the front edge of the battery pack 2 and swing
it back.
d. Remove the battery pack.
NOTE:
Reverse the above procedure to install the battery pack.

5. Loosen the two PM2.0×6.0 captive screws 1 that secure the hard drive cover to the notebook.

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6. Lift the right side of the cover 2 and swing it to the left.
7. Remove the hard drive cover.
5. Grasp the mylar tab 1 on the hard drive and lift the hard
drive until it disconnects from the notebook.
6. Slide the hard drive 2 to the left and remove it from the hard drive bay.

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7. Remove the four PM3.0×4.0 screws 1 that secure the
hard drive frame to the hard drive.
8. Lift the frame 2 straight up to remove it from the hard drive.
9. Slide the hard drive connector 3 off the hard drive.

See Below: Reverse the procedures to install:

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Good Luck, and don't forget to leave a rating.

Thanks

Mark

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Once the screw is undone, turn the laptop on, hit eject on the drive so it pops open, turn off the laptop and fully extend the tray - once the screw is removed it should slide nicely out.

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I solved this problem by opening the drive before shutting down the computer.
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Steps for Removing and Replacing the Optical Drive
Steps 1 - Remove the battery
  • Slide and hold the battery release latch to the release position.
  • Lift the front edge of the battery and remove it from the battery bay.
Step 2 - Remove the optical drive
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  • Use your finger to grasp the edge of the optical drive bezel and slide the optical drive out of the base enclosure.
Step 3 - Replace the optical drive
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If you want to See the Video for replacing the DVD drive. You can go to this URL :- http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01271783&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

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