HP dv5-1125nr Motherboard Replacement
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This guide explains how to remove the motherboard from the bottom half of the laptop.
- Author: Nick Loey
- Time estimate: 30 minutes - 2 hours
- Difficulty: Moderate
The motherboard holds the CPU and all connectors that let the computer to connect to the outside world. If something fails on it, like the CPU,sound, or graphics card, the computer is rendered useless until the motherboard is replaced.
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Step 1 — Motherboard ¶
Remove the three 3mm Phillips head screws on the top of the frame using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
Step 2 ¶
Using a plastic opening tool, carefully pry off the top plastic cover by lifting it up at the seam at various points around the edge, then remove it completely.
Step 3 ¶
Remove the two 2mm screws on the bottom right of the motherboard using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
Step 4 ¶
Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the spring-release fasteners on the modem card and remove it from the board.
Step 5 ¶
Remove the power cable and two ribbons on the top right side of the board.
Step 6 ¶
Remove the ribbon on the bottom left of the board.
Step 7 ¶
Remove the one 3mm Phillips screw on the bottom left corner of the board using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver.
Step 8 ¶
Remove the motherboard from the laptop body, being careful to keep the modem board from dislodging itself.
Your motherboard is now removed.