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'removing motherboard of hp zd7000 laptop.. remove keyboard bezl?

"got the display off, the keypad out, but I don't see how to remove the bezel that surrounds the keypad, to access the MotherBoard. Can you tell me how to remove the plastic cover/bezel that surrounds the keypad?

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You can download the service and maintenance manual from the HP website. Here is the link.
http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00218664.pdf.
The instructions are on pages 5-17 to 5-23 with reference made to earlier pages. If these pages don't answer your questions, see the rest of the manual for the answers.
Good luck.

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White screen on laptop


Long read ahead Naveen.

Check to see if the problem is the;

A) Graphics chipset,

Or;
B) Video Cable,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Compaq-Presario-1700-Laptop-LCD-Ribbon-Cable-251352-001-/310601465049?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item48514a3cd9

Or;
C) Screen Inverter,

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Or;
LCD screen,

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(Not advertising, but on another note; you can buy the whole laptop for $50 USD,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Compaq-Presario-1700-14-1-Laptop-Pentium-lll-1GHz-256MB-CD-RW-DVD-Rom-20GB-HDD-/390534574226?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item5aedacb092 )

A) Graphics chipset:

Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port on the back of the laptop.
This is an example of a VGA connector (port), and VGA cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_Connector

Scroll down a little for VGA cable example.
You can use a CRT type monitor (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor of it has a VGA cable.

Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.
By factory default settings, the display should show on the external VGA monitor.
IF not:

There are at least 3 display options;
1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

Press, and hold the Fn key down, and at the same time tap once on the F3 key. The F3 key is the Display Toggle-Over key.
Still no?
Hold the Fn key down again, tap once more on the F3 key.

A good display on the external VGA monitor means the graphics chipset is OK.
A white screen on the external VGA monitor, means a problem with the graphics chipset. More than likely the Mounting to motherboard, of the graphics chipset. (BGA surface mount)
If this is the problem post back in a Comment.

A good display on the external VGA monitor, means the problem is the Video Cable; or inside the Display Assembly.
(Screen Inverter or LCD screen)

B) Video Cable:

The Video Cable plugs into the motherboard, in an area under the LED Button Bezel, and right next to the Left HINGE.

[LED Button Bezel is the strip of plastic below the LCD screen, and above the Keyboard. Has LED indicator lights in it, etc ]

It then leads up into the Display Assembly, where a small separate cable connects to one side of the screen Inverter, and the rest of the cable connects to the Back of the LCD screen.

Just due to normal repeated opening, and closing of the laptop; the Video Cable may become pinched.
This allows it to be pulled on, and/or damaged.
(Stretched/broken wires)

ALL power removed, AC adapter (Charger), and Battery; the connections for the Video Cable should be checked.
Motherboard side, screen Inverter connection, and LCD screen side.

Motherboard side connection:
1) Remove the LED Button Bezel.

Two screws (Philips) are removed from the bottom of the laptop, and the LED Button Bezel is CAREFULLY pried up, and off.

Details are in Page 91 in the Service Manual, which I will include at the last of this solution.
I will refer to the page number from now on, for the specific component removal.

2) Remove the Keyboard. Page 93.

I state remove, but do NOT unplug the Keyboard Cable from motherboard connector. Just unfasten the Keyboard, roll LCD screen side towards you, and lay upside down on the Palm Rest Cover.

You MUST physically check the connection for tightness. Try to plug it in tighter.

LCD screen side connection:

Disassembly of the Display Assembly, is not shown in the Service Manual. (At least I couldn't find it)
REMOVAL of Display Assembly is.
So I will guide you step by step. I do not believe the Display Assembly has to be removed, in order to remove the Display Bezel.

The plastic frame in front of the LCD screen is the Display Bezel.
Looks like this removed,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/COMPAQ-PRESARIO-1700-14-1-LCD-FRONT-COVER-BEZEL-/320720203233?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item4aac69ede1

From what I can see, there are four Philips head screws to remove, from the Display Bezel.
There is a Screw Cover at the Top Left, and Top Right to remove.
The is a Screw Cover at the Bottom Left, and Bottom Right to remove also.

The Screw Covers are made of synthetic rubber, or plastic.
I use a computer pick, and lift up at the base of the Screw Cover, where it meets the Display Bezel.

The Screw Covers are held in place by a type of rubber cement.
If you are careful you may be able to reuse them. If they don't stick again, apply a TINY dab of rubber cement with a toothpick.
I LIGHTLY stick them to the Display Bezel for safekeeping.

Remove the 4 Philips head screws. (No.1 Philips screwdriver, or No.1 Jewelers Philips screwdriver)

The Display Bezel has TABS going around the exterior perimeter, of the inside edges.
The Display Cover has matching LATCHES that the Tabs snap into.

I suggest cut a piece of thick construction paper, to JUST FIT the inside edges of the Display Bezel, and lay on LCD screen.
(Display Assembly laid as far back as possible)
This will protect the LCD screen from your fingernails.

The bezel is flexible. Come to the inside edge (LCD screen side), of the right side of the Display Bezel.
Lift the edge up with a fingernail, until you can slide a fingertip underneath.
Can't get in? Move over. You are at a Tab/Latch.

Bezel lifted up with one fingertip slid under, move over with the other hand, and slide a fingertip under. Flex the bezel up a little, and move towards the Top.
By now you should hear a Tab/Latch snap loose.
Sounds like you are breaking something.

(Do use CARE! The bezel can be broken, but not if you are gentle, and go slow)
Keep popping the Tabs/Latches loose, going around the Top, then Left side. By the time you come around the Left side, the entire Display Bezel should pop loose.

(At the TOP. You may have to slide the Latch over to the open side, to get the slot in the Display Bezel to clear, if a Latch is used)

Not your laptop, and uses more screws. Just a basic 'hands-on' guide I thought may help,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/how-to-replace-screen-on-asus-u56e-laptop/

More to follow in added Comment.

Free Service Manual,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf-JAVA/Doc/pdf/c00000630.pdf

http://www.overclockers.com/more-laptop-musings/

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joecoolvette

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Replace motherboard on a dv5 1159se laptop


Laptops provide great convenience because of their small and portability, but those features can become a real pain when you have a part that needs to be replaced. If the motherboard goes out on your HP Pavilion laptop, you can replace it on your own at home, but the cramped quarters and small parts can make it a very challenging endeavor. Power off your Pavilion laptop and remove the power cable. Flip the laptop over and press down on the raised knob on the battery cover. Push the knob away from you and then use your other hand to pull out the battery. Set the battery aside and turn the laptop back over. Open the lid so that the screen is up and facing towards you. Slide the screwdriver in-between the two edges of the large plastic bezel piece above the keyboard on the bottom half of the laptop. Pry the plastic bezel upward. Remove the cable connected from the plastic piece to the motherboard and set the piece aside. Remove the screws holding the hinges in place that connect to the top half of the laptop. Pull the hinges out. Remove the screws that are holding the keyboard and then pull the keyboard off. Pull out all of the cables that are connected to the other components such as the USB port, the hard drive and the wireless card (if your Pavilion has one). Remove all of the remaining screws that are holding the motherboard into place. Carefully pull the motherboard out. Place the new motherboard into the laptop case and re-attach all of the screws. Connect all of the cables back into place and then re-attach the keyboard, hinges and plastic bezel. Pop the battery back in and turn the laptop on.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YeQI0w1Jy8 Hope this helps.

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How to remove the keyboard


Keyboards become worn out over time. Individual keys can become damaged, become less sensitive to key strokes, or disengage from the keyboard. Keyboards can also become corroded from spills. Many keyboards on HP laptops can be replaced. Hewlett-Packard has made hundreds of different laptop models. Each model may require slightly different steps for replacing the keyboard. To locate a replacement keyboard, you can contact HP directly or another online or offline source that sells computer parts.
1.Power off the laptop. Flip the laptop over to access the device's underside.
2.Remove the battery cover and take out the battery.
3.Remove a screw to the left of the memory bay. This screw will be one of two resting in the middle of the underside of the device. You want to remove the right screw, the left screw is attached to the CD/DVD-ROM drive, not the keyboard. (This screw may be red in color.)
4.Flip the laptop back over and raise the laptop screen so you have access to the keyboard area. Insert the tip of a Flathead screwdriver along the bezel and detach it. Carefully pull the bezel up and set it aside. The bezel is connected to the device with a ribbon cable. Do not remove this ribbon cable. (The bezel is the above the laptop and is the cover that houses the power button.) Once the bezel is up, notice the three screws that are beneath it.
5.Unscrew the three screws holding down the keyboard.
6.Lift the keyboard forward toward the mouse area. Be careful, it is still connected to the motherboard by a keyboard cable.
7.Release the cable from the keyboard. Push both ZIF connectors on the side of the cable upwards, toward the laptop screen. Pull the cable from the connector and the keyboard is now released.
8.Insert the keyboard cable of the new keyboard into the ZIF connector. A pair of tweezers may be required to put the cable in place. Lay the keyboard flat down and rescrew in the screws. Replace the bezel cover. Flip the keyboard over and replace the screw on the underside near the memory bay. Insert the battery and battery cover.

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Some of my keys do not work on my acer 5517 computer


I suggest removing the keyboard and using a toothbrush on the contact point of the Ribbon cable where the keyboard's Ribbon cable connects to the motherboard, because sometimes they can oxidize. So, removing the keyboard and cleaning the Ribbon cable contacts has been known to resolve this type of problem, otherwise a new laptop keyboard might be in order.
However, to get the keyboard removed will entail some steps: First, the keyboard's retaining screws are covered up by a bezel. You can remove this bezel with a flat-head screwdriver by gently prying underneath it and lifting up. This bezel is located just above the keyboard and below the laptop's display screen.
Once the keyboard bezel has been removed, there should be two retaining screws that you can now see to remove it.
After removing the retaining screws, carefully lift up the keyboard because it is still attached to the motherboard via its Ribbon cable.
Before you remove the keyboard, you will have to UNLOCK the Ribbon cable connector and then carefully release the Ribbon cable - by moving the black tab up - about 1 to 2 millimeters. You should be able to move the UNLOCK tab with your fingernails. Also do not separate the Tab from the connector because it has to stay attached to the connector.
If you break the keyboard connector, you will have to replace the entire motherboard, so be extra careful and release the cable and remove the keyboard.

Removing the keyboard will give you the freedom to clean it in case there is any build-up or debris underneath its keys. Alternatively, you should now have a pretty good idea of how to replace the entire keyboard should that become necessary.

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How to remove keypad on ze5730 hp laptop i have a new one want to replace.


turn the laptop over
look for screws marked with a small keyboard symbol next to the screwholes
unscrew them and note where they came from.
Remove the battery, there are six small screws that hold the plastic keyboard bezel in place, remove and note their location.
Turn the laptop over and gently, using a flatbladed screwdriver, prise the bezel loose, take care. as a small ribbon cable connects this to the motherboard.
Lift it off and ease it back.
There are now 4 screws holding the keyboard in place that can be seen, remove these and lift the keyboard up, detach the clip on the ribbon cable to motherboard (carefully).

replace in reverse order

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How to remove touchpad for cleaning gateway ID58 notebook Windows 7 i have all screws off back, removed battery and hard drive, silver strips on side seem to be the next step


Hi,

Power off the Gateway laptop, then disconnect the AC adapter from the power jack. Remove any other devices connected to the laptop.
2

Place your hand on a bare metal surface to release any buildup of static electricity. Close the lid to your laptop and turn the computer over.
3

Slide the battery lock over to the side to pop the battery out from its compartment.
4

Set the battery aside, then turn your computer over once again so that it's facing up. Rotate the laptop so that the back (not the bottom) is facing you.
5

Remove the two screws securing the bezel in place from the back of the laptop.
6

Open the lid to the laptop, then insert a flat-head screwdriver underneath one end of the bezel to loosen it from the top cover. The bezel is located just above the keyboard, but below the monitor.
7

Carefully remove the bezel the rest of the way. Insert the end of the flat-head screwdriver underneath the top of the keyboard to pull it away from the laptop.
8

Turn the keyboard over and place it face-down on the top cover. Remove the cable connecting the keyboard to the motherboard. You may need to pull back and unlock a connector securing the cable in place.
9

Set the keyboard aside. Remove the four screws located just beneath the display panel, then remove the cable connecting the monitor to the motherboard. Carefully set the LCD display aside.
10

Remove the four screws located near the center of the top cover. Release small blue and white cable connecting the touchpad to the Gateway laptop.
11

Pull the top cover up from the base of the laptop, removing the touchpad along with it.


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REPLACE GATEWAY LAP TOP TOUCH PAD


HI THERE!!

Replacing the touchpad of your laptop is not difficult but because laptop parts are very delicate you need to be careful

To remove the touchpad you need to remove the top cover, also known as the palm rest

1.Power off the Gateway laptop, then disconnect the AC adapter from the power jack. Remove any other devices connected to the laptop.

2.Place your hand on a bare metal surface to release any buildup of static electricity. Close the lid to your laptop and turn the computer over.

3.Slide the battery lock over to the side to pop the battery out from its compartment.

4.Set the battery aside, then turn your computer over once again so that it's facing up. Rotate the laptop so that the back (not the bottom) is facing you.

5.Remove the two screws securing the bezel in place from the back of the laptop

6. Open the lid to the laptop, then insert a flat-head screwdriver underneath one end of the bezel to loosen it from the top cover. The bezel is located just above the keyboard, but below the monitor

7. Carefully remove the bezel the rest of the way. Insert the end of the flat-head screwdriver underneath the top of the keyboard to pull it away from the laptop.

8. Turn the keyboard over and place it face-down on the top cover. Remove the cable connecting the keyboard to the motherboard. You may need to pull back and unlock a connector securing the cable in place.

9. Set the keyboard aside. Remove the four screws located just beneath the display panel, then remove the cable connecting the monitor to the motherboard. Carefully set the LCD display aside.

10. Remove the four screws located near the center of the top cover. Release small blue and white cable connecting the touchpad to the Gateway laptop.

11.Pull the top cover up from the base of the laptop, removing the touchpad along with it.


NOTE; you can remove your touchpad and swap it out with a new one, but you can also buy a top cover with a touchpad pre-installed.

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Replace keyboard on Acer 4720Z


Hi..

I will provide you a solution this solution are very useful with you. You can do it with your self to follow this instructions. There are some image on how to replace the keyboard.

These instructions will help you to remove and replace keyboards on various laptops. I will not be able to cover all models but you’ll get the idea. Steps for removing and replacing the keyboard are similar for most laptops.
Warning!
- if your laptop is still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, do not open the case or you can loose the warranty
- always remove the battery and unplug the AC adapter before you open the laptop case
- if you damage the keyboard connector on the motherboard you’ll have to replace the whole motherboard
- proceed on your own risk
Sony laptop
I took these pictures from a Sony Vaio PCG-K33 (model PCG-9S1L) notebook. Should be similar for some other Sony notebooks too.
sony-keyboard-1.jpg Insert a small flathead screwdriver under the keyboard bezel and carefully lift it up. Continue releasing plastic latches and removing the keyboard bezel with your fingers.
sony-keyboard-2.jpg
Be careful, on some models the bezel might be connected to the motherboard as it shown on the picture above. If you accidentally pulled the cable, connect it back. It is not necessary to disconnect the keyboard bezel from the motherboard in order to remove and replace the keyboard, just put it aside so you can access the keyboard screws.
sony-keyboard-3.jpg Remove three (or more) screws from the top of the keyboard. Carefully lift up the keyboard from the laptop case.
sony-keyboard-4.jpg The keyboard connects to the motherboard via a flat ribbon cable. Before you pull the cable from the connector, you’ll have to unlock the connector.
sony-keyboard-5.jpg The image above illustrates how to unlock the keyboard connector. Carefully move the connector lock 2-3 millimeters up and after that pull the keyboard cable. To install the keyboard, follow the above mentioned steps in the reverse order.
Toshiba laptop
The following pictures were taken from a Toshiba Satellite A135 laptop. The keyboard removal instructions will be almost the same for most modern Toshiba laptops.
toshiba-keyboard-1.jpg The keyboard bezel removal procedure is similar to the above mentioned Sony Vaio laptop. Lift it up with a small screwdriver and remove using fingers. On most Toshiba laptops the keyboard bezel doesn’t have any circuit board underneath, it’s just a piece of plastic and you don’t have to worry about cables.
toshiba-keyboard-2.jpg After the bezel is removed you get an access to the keyboard screws. Remove two (or more) screws. Release the plastic latch pointed with the red arrow and lift up the keyboard. Carefully put the keyboard aside so you can access the connector underneath the keyboard. Do not forget that the keyboard is still connected to the motherboard.
toshiba-keyboard-3.jpg Before you remove the keyboard, you’ll have to open the connector and release the flat ribbon cable.
toshiba-keyboard-4.jpg Here’s a closeup picture of the keyboard connector on the motherboard. Be careful, this type of connector is fragile. On the left image the connector is closed. On the right image the connector is opened. Unlock the connector by moving the lock up as it shown on the right image and after that release the ribbon cable. Remove and replace the keyboard. For assembly instructions follow all the steps in the reverse order.


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Replace keyboard Sony


Hi..

I will provide you a solution this solution are very useful with you. You can do it with your self to follow this instructions. There are some image on how to replace the keyboard.

These instructions will help you to remove and replace keyboards on various laptops. I will not be able to cover all models but you’ll get the idea. Steps for removing and replacing the keyboard are similar for most laptops.
Warning!
- if your laptop is still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, do not open the case or you can loose the warranty
- always remove the battery and unplug the AC adapter before you open the laptop case
- if you damage the keyboard connector on the motherboard you’ll have to replace the whole motherboard
- proceed on your own risk
Sony laptop
I took these pictures from a Sony Vaio PCG-K33 (model PCG-9S1L) notebook. Should be similar for some other Sony notebooks too.
sony-keyboard-1.jpg Insert a small flathead screwdriver under the keyboard bezel and carefully lift it up. Continue releasing plastic latches and removing the keyboard bezel with your fingers.
sony-keyboard-2.jpg
Be careful, on some models the bezel might be connected to the motherboard as it shown on the picture above. If you accidentally pulled the cable, connect it back. It is not necessary to disconnect the keyboard bezel from the motherboard in order to remove and replace the keyboard, just put it aside so you can access the keyboard screws.
sony-keyboard-3.jpg Remove three (or more) screws from the top of the keyboard. Carefully lift up the keyboard from the laptop case.
sony-keyboard-4.jpg The keyboard connects to the motherboard via a flat ribbon cable. Before you pull the cable from the connector, you’ll have to unlock the connector.
sony-keyboard-5.jpg The image above illustrates how to unlock the keyboard connector. Carefully move the connector lock 2-3 millimeters up and after that pull the keyboard cable. To install the keyboard, follow the above mentioned steps in the reverse order.
Toshiba laptop
The following pictures were taken from a Toshiba Satellite A135 laptop. The keyboard removal instructions will be almost the same for most modern Toshiba laptops.
toshiba-keyboard-1.jpg The keyboard bezel removal procedure is similar to the above mentioned Sony Vaio laptop. Lift it up with a small screwdriver and remove using fingers. On most Toshiba laptops the keyboard bezel doesn’t have any circuit board underneath, it’s just a piece of plastic and you don’t have to worry about cables.
toshiba-keyboard-2.jpg After the bezel is removed you get an access to the keyboard screws. Remove two (or more) screws. Release the plastic latch pointed with the red arrow and lift up the keyboard. Carefully put the keyboard aside so you can access the connector underneath the keyboard. Do not forget that the keyboard is still connected to the motherboard.
toshiba-keyboard-3.jpg Before you remove the keyboard, you’ll have to open the connector and release the flat ribbon cable.
toshiba-keyboard-4.jpg Here’s a closeup picture of the keyboard connector on the motherboard. Be careful, this type of connector is fragile. On the left image the connector is closed. On the right image the connector is opened. Unlock the connector by moving the lock up as it shown on the right image and after that release the ribbon cable. Remove and replace the keyboard. For assembly instructions follow all the steps in the reverse order.


Hope it is helpful for you!

Thanks for using Fixya

Regards

ICmanServer

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