This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your HP Compaq nx7010 Business Notebook, use our service manual.

  1. A 9 year old Hewlett Packard nx7010 Business Notebook from 2004.
    • A 9 year old Hewlett Packard nx7010 Business Notebook from 2004.

    • More specifically, its model number is Cnx7010RP745Y580Wcg25P

    • Back in 2004 it was a mid-range notebook priced at around A$2,000.

    • 1.8GHz Intel Celeron single core CPU.

    • Windows XP Professional.

    • 1680x1050 Anti-glare Screen (Which had a HORRIFIC ghosting effect).

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  2. A tour around the Notebook.
    • A tour around the Notebook.

      • On the left hand side you will find a PCMCIA Card slot and the Optical drive.

      • On the right hand side you will find an Infra-Red window, Power jack, Kensington Lock and a fan vent.

      • On the back you will find VGA out, S-Video, 3x USB 2.0 ports, Phone line and Ethernet, Parallel port and FireWire (4 pin).

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    • Here is the base of the notebook.

    • Product Number PQ803PA#ABG

    • Doors to access the battery, hard drive, RAM, CMOS battery, docking port and Mini PCI LAN network card.

    • Serial number is [CND4500VRZ]. Decoding it reveals the notebook was made in China in December 2004.

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    • ALWAYS remove the main power supply when working on an electrical device (both battery and mains).

    • Battery part number is [337607-001]

    • 14.8 volts.

    • 4.4 Amps per hour (4400 mAh).

    • 8-cell.

    • The battery was advertised to last for 5 hours unplugged when it was new back in 2004.

    • After 9 years of cell deterioration, battery life is no more than 10 minutes.

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    • Hard Disk Drive

      • Fujitsu MHT2080AH PL

      • 80.0GB capacity

      • 5,400 revolutions per minute

      • IDE Interface

      • Made in Thailand

    • The notebook was available with several hard drive options. 40GB and 60GB both with 4,200rpm or 5,400rpm speeds. Also avaliable was an 80GB 5,200rpm HDD (as seen here)

    • S.M.A.R.T data reveals that this drive has been powered on for a total of 2 years

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    • Mini PCI LAN Network card

      • Intel

      • Model Number [WM3B2200BG]

      • Wi-Fi Antennae plugs into this card

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    • Hynix RAM from slot 1 under the base

      • 512Mb SODIMM

      • 333MHz

      • Model Number [512D16S1-6H-P]

    • There are two slots in the nx7010 with slot 2 being under the keyboard. The computer maxes out at only 2Gb (1Gb per slot)

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    • CMOS battery

      • Maxell CR1220

      • 3 Volts

      • Not very interesting

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    • Removing the keyboard

      • Remove the two #0 Phillips screws from the base of the laptop

      • Turn the laptop over and open the lid

      • Undo the four clips at the top of the keyboard and flip out

      • Carefully undo the clip on the ribbon cable with a flat-head screw driver or spludger

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    • The keyboard

    • Part number [K001602E1 US]

      • Note that the dodgy Tux symbol painted on the Meta key is a customised key and is not original.

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    • Optical drive

      • Remove the single #0 Phillips screw

      • Slide out the optical drive

    • Model Number GWA-4080N

    • Manufactured with HP branding

    • Made in Korea in November 2004

    • DVD and CD compatable

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    • RAM slot 2 located under the keyboard

    • It's another 512Mb DDR SODIMM made by Samsung

    • Product number [PC2700S-25331-A0]

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    • Remove all 18 screws form the base and the rear.

      • 14 screws from the base

      • 4 screws from the rear

    • Keep track of all the screws because they vary in length

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    • Removing the top panel between the keyboard and the screen reveals more screws to remove

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    • 4 screws remove the left speaker and fan shield

    • The three buttons in the speaker grille control the speakers

    • From top to bottom it goes Volume up, Volume down and Mute.

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    • Remove a single screw and pry the connector for the screen from the motherboard.

    • After the connector is removed, the 1680x1050 15 inch (38cm) screen is free.

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    • The display enclosure

    • It is actually quite easy to do a DIY screen replacement as there is no glass or adhesive to deal with but there are tabs that snap everything together

    • Removing the 6 screws allows you carefully remove the bezel by carefully undoing the tabs with a flathead screwdriver.

    • I recomend using something made from soft plastic to undo the tabs as the plastic bezel and metal back panel damage easily.

    • The hinges simply screw on and off

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    • The 1680x1050 Cold Cathode Fluorescent back-lit (CCFL) display

    • Hitachi model number TX39D99VC1FAA

    • Working and/or handling CCFL displays is dangerous as they contain Mercury and run at extremely high voltages.

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    • Separating the top from the bottom

    • Carefully remove both speaker, SD card, Touchpad and Bluetooth module plugs and de-route the cable that leads to the wireless module (not pictured)

    • After that you can lift to top from the base.

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    • The Interior of the top panel

    • Contains the right hand speaker, Bluetooth module and Touchpad assembly

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    • The Bluetooth module located above the battery or under the palmrest on the top right-hand side.

    • It is an Actiontec BTM200

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    • The EMI shield for the optical drive and the touchpad

    • Removing it gives access to the Touchpad and mouse button daughter boards.

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    • The metal frame bracket

    • It provides support for the notebook and makes it feel solid and rigid

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    • Mouse and status LED daughter boards

    • The daughter board on top controsl the on/off mouse switch. The lower daughter board has status LED's, wireless on or off switch and headphone/microphone jacks

      • The touchpad sensor was intergreated into the palmrest and therefore was un-removable.

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    • Left hand speaker

      • Model Number: FG-CP630

      • Product Number: PK230005610

    • 1.5 watts of decent quality sound output.

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    • The bare upper base.

    • All that is left that is not worth removing is an EMI shield and wireless network cable as well as the touchpad which is integrated into the upper base.

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    • Now the best bit. The lower base

    • It contains the motherboard as well as all the other important components such as the graphics card and CPU.

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    • First thing to be removed from the motherboard is the fan.

    • There are (currently) no screws securing the fan in place so removal is as simple as pulling it out.

    • Make sure to unplug the fan first before removing.

    • The wires are very delicate and are very hard to repair. Carefully pull by the plug.

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    • The left hand speaker, metal frame and wireless communications.

    • The wireless (gray) cable attaches to the frame so the frame can act like an antenna.

    • The speaker has the model number PK230005710.

    • This speaker also provides 1.5 watts of sound output.

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    • The SD card reader is located right at the front of the computer and it's screwed into the base with a single screw.

    • The model number is LS-1704.

    • Manufactured on 09/05/2003 (9th of May, 2003)

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    • Next out is the CPU heat-sink.

    • It is held in with 4 sprung screws place around each corner of the CPU

    • The thermal paste on the CPU can be a potential health hazard. Try not to come into contact with skin.

    • It is recommended (but not absolutely necessary) to re-apply thermal paste once the heat-sink has been removed to avoid overheating issues.

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    • And finally, the CPU

    • It's an Intel Celeron M 1.8GHz Single Core with 256k of cache.

    • 55 million Processing Die Transistors

    • 400MHz Front Side Bus (FSB)

    • Removal is as easy as turning the locking screw half a turn anti-clockwise to unlock and to then carefully lift up to remove.

    • CPU's are very delicate especially the pins and the thermal paste residue presents a potential health hazard.

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    • The Modulator Demodulator (or Modem)

    • It is an Ambit Microsystems T60M283.11

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    • Underneath an EMI shield (not pictured) we find the ATi Mobility Radeon 9200 graphics card.

    • 64mb of dedicated graphical goodness

    • It is not integrated into the motherboard so if it fails it can replaced individually rather than having a whole motherboard or CPU replacement.

    • The notebook was available with the option of 32mb or 64mb dedicated graphics cards.

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    • The removal of the motherboard.

    • The release button for the expansion card slot must be pressed and held in, in order to remove the motherboard.

    • Model Number A-1701 REV:2.0

    • Manufactured on the 9th of July, 2003

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    • All the parts that made up the laptop.

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William Turner

Member since: 07/06/2013

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Thanks, I found it most usefull :o)

Carsten Dahl Hjarup - Reply

Thanks! Very interesting. Maybe I clean the fan now. :-)

Kajetan Hinner - Reply

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