Introduction

This is a motherboard replacement guide for the Compaq Presario CQ62. This guide will give step by step instructions on how to disassemble and replace your motherboard.

Remove the two M2.5x5 screws securing the cover of the hard drive.
  • Remove the two M2.5x5 screws securing the cover of the hard drive.

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Remove harddrive by pushing  upwards on metal supports. When free, release harddrive connector.
  • Remove harddrive by pushing upwards on metal supports.

  • When free, release harddrive connector.

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unscrew two screws holding lid for WLAN & RAM remove screw holding WLAN module in place Release the two RF connectors on the WLAN module.
  • unscrew two screws holding lid for WLAN & RAM

  • remove screw holding WLAN module in place

  • Release the two RF connectors on the WLAN module.

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Lift up wlan module to 45 degrees, and pull it gently out.
  • Lift up wlan module to 45 degrees, and pull it gently out.

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Remove bottom screws.
  • Remove bottom screws.

  • The seven marked in red color is holding the keyboard.

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To remove keyboard, use spudger to release the snaps between casing and keyboard top. All the way around the product except LDC area. with a spudger or small flat screw driver firmly press the keybord from F-keys row downwards toward space key.
  • To remove keyboard, use spudger to release the snaps between casing and keyboard top. All the way around the product except LDC area.

  • with a spudger or small flat screw driver firmly press the keybord from F-keys row downwards toward space key.

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When pressing down on the keyboard the force must overcome the adhesive. When lifting out keyboard be mindfull on the keyboard flex, that need to be disconnected when keyboard is loose. remove the flex'es by opening the connectors and remove them (5 in total).
  • When pressing down on the keyboard the force must overcome the adhesive.

  • When lifting out keyboard be mindfull on the keyboard flex, that need to be disconnected when keyboard is loose.

  • remove the flex'es by opening the connectors and remove them (5 in total).

  • Remove 3 screws (marked Red)

  • Finally the top cover can be removed with a spudger.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. To dissasemble the logic board see the other ifixit guide for this laptop.

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