Friday, 26 September 2014

Replace The Motherboard On A Laptop Presario V6000

Although replacing parts on laptop computers, such as the Compaq Presario V6000, is not as easy as replacing parts on a desktop, it's certainly not impossible. If your V6000's motherboard fails, you can purchase a replacement motherboard and install it in the computer. Doing so requires you to perform a near total tear-down of the computer, but with a little patience you can perform this repair and breathe new life into your V6000.



1. Disconnect all external devices and remove the computer's battery.

2. Lay the computer face-down with the front edge facing you. Loosen the two screws that secure the hard drive compartment cover and remove the cover. Use the small plastic tab on the hard drive to lift it out of the compartment.

3. Loosen the three screws on the memory compartment cover and remove the cover. Lift the two antenna cables off their posts, remove the two screws from the Mini Card module and slide it toward the rear of the computer to disconnect it from the motherboard. Spread the clips on each side of the memory module and slide the module out of the socket at a 45-degree angle. Disconnect the RTC battery cable and lift the battery out of its slot.

4. Remove the optical drive retaining screw from the bottom of the computer case. It's located about 6 inches from the edge of the computer. Insert a thin piece of wire into the hole on the optical drive door to eject the tray. Slide the optical drive out of its bay.

5. Remove the switch over screw from each rear corner of the computer case. Turn the computer over and open the display. Grasp the rear edge of the switch cover and rotate it forward to access the cables. Lift the LED board cable connector to unlock it and slide the cable out. Remove the screw from the number lock board, and remove the board and switch cover from the computer.

6. Turn the computer face down and remove the three keyboard screws. Two are in the battery bay and one just behind the hard drive bay. Turn the computer over and open the display. Lift the rear of the keyboard a few inches, slide the keyboard to the rear and flip it over so it rests face-down. Lift the keyboard cable connector, remove the cable and remove the keyboard from the computer.

7. Pull the display and microphone cables up off their motherboard connectors and remove the antenna cables from the clips on the top cover. Remove the two screws form each display assembly hinge and lift the display off the computer.

8. Turn the computer over and remove the 18 top cover screws. Three are along the top edge of the optical drive bay, six in the battery bay, five along the front edge, one in the hard drive bay, two on the right edge and one just left of the memory compartment. Turn the computer over and detach the power button board, LED board and touchpad cables. Remove the four top cover screws. One is in each rear corner and two near the center of the computer. Remove the top cover by rotating the front edge up until the top cover releases.

9. Detach the audio board cable from the board. Remove the two screws from the audio board, located near the front edge of the computer, and slide the board toward the rear to disconnect if from the motherboard. Detach the Bluetooth module cable, remove the two screws from the module and lift it straight up off the motherboard. Remove the Bluetooth cable from its clips.

10. Remove the two screws from the USB board, located in the left rear corner. Detach the USB and power board cables and lift the USB board out of the computer.

11. Remove the four screws from the ExpressCard assembly and slide the assembly to the right to detach it from the motherboard. Remove the two motherboard screws, one in each right corner. Lift the right edge of the board abouts6 inches and slide the board to the right to remove it from the base enclosure.

Prepare New Board

12. Lay the motherboard face down with the VGA port toward you. Detach the fan cable from the motherboard, remove the four screws that secure the fan/heat sink assembly and remove the assembly from the board. Clean off any thermal paste residue from the bottom of the assembly. Pay attention to the areas with the thermal paste applied.

13. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to turn the CPU locking screw 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove the processor from its socket. Insert the processor into its socket on the new motherboard and turn the screw 1/4 turn clockwise to lock the CPU to the board.

14. Apply thermal paste to the bottom of the fan/heat sink assembly and place the assembly in place. Replace the four screws and attach the fan cable to the motherboard.


15. Insert the motherboard into the bottom case from right to left. The ports on the left side of the board should fit into the openings on the bottom case. Insert the two motherboard screws. Replace the ExpressCard assembly and secure it with ts four screws.

16. Replace the USB board and secure it with the two screws. Attach the USB and power board cables. Replace the Bluetooth module, secure it with the two screws and attach the cable to the motherboard. Replace the audio board, secure it with the two screws and attach the cable.

17.Replace the top cover and secure it with the four top screws. Connect the Power, LED and TouchPad cables. Turn the computer over and replace the 18 top cover screws in the bottom of the case.

18. Turn the computer over, position the display assembly on the hinges and replace the two screws in each hinge. Attach the display and microphone cables to the motherboard, and route the two antenna cables through the top cover so they protrude into the memory compartment.

19. Place the keyboard face down on the computer and connect the ribbon cable. Press the connector down to lock the cable in place. Flip the keyboard over and slide the front of the keyboard into place, ensuring the tabs fit into the slots. Place the switch cover into place and connect the LED cable. Close the display, turn the computer over, and replace the three keyboard and two switch cover screws.

20. Slide the optical drive into its bay and replace the retaining screw.

21. Replace the RTC battery in the memory bay and connect its cable. Press the memory module into its slot at a 45-degree angle. When it's fully seated, press the module down to lock it in place. Replace the mini wireless card and secure it with the two screws. Press the antenna cables onto their terminals. Replace the memory compartment cover and tighten the three screws.

22. Slide the hard drive into its bay from right to left. Replace the hard drive compartment cover and tighten the two screws. Replace the battery and reconnect the external power adapter and any other peripheral devices.

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