Monday, 31 August 2015

Install A Fan On An Hp Dv5000

All computers have an internal fan that is used to cool internal components to prevent the computer from overheating. The Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC has a small fan assembly placed on the left side of the device. If this part fails, you will need to replace it with a new fan assembly to keep your computer in working condition.


1. Turn off the laptop and unplug any cables that are connected to it, including the power cable, and remove the battery from the bottom of it.

2. Locate the hard drive on the bottom of the laptop and remove it by unscrewing the two Phillips-head screws that secure it.

3. Unscrew the two screws that secure the memory module cover to the bottom of the laptop and remove the memory module from inside the memory bay.

4. Remove the screw that secures the disk drive and push the drive out through the side of the laptop.

5. Remove the seven screws near the back of the bottom of the laptop that secure the switch cover. Use the flathead screwdriver to pry the switch cover off the laptop where the LCD screen meets the base.

6. Unscrew the single keyboard screw from inside the battery bay and slowly lift the keyboard out of the laptop. Before you completely remove the keyboard, release the keyboard connector ribbon to unplug the keyboard from the motherboard.

7. Disconnect the LCD display cable from the motherboard and unplug the wireless antenna cable. Both of the cables run from the left and right sides, respectively, from the bottom of the LCD display.

8. Unscrew the four screws that secure the base of the LCD display and lift off the LDC screen.

9. Remove the two screws from the disk drive bay and the one screw from inside the hard drive bay. Locate and unscrew the eight screws around the bottom of the laptop that secure it to the top cover.

10. Flip over the laptop and unscrew the seven screws on top that connect the top cover to the bottom base. Unscrew the three silver screws from above the disk drive bay. Disconnect the touchpad cable and lift the top cover off of the base.

11. Remove the LCD display hinges and unplug the power connector, USB/Audio board cable and modem cable from the motherboard. Also remove the ExpressCard bezel if you have one inserted.

12. Unscrew the two screws on the back-left and the three screws on the front-right of the motherboard that secure the board to the laptop base. Remove the ExpressCard bracket.

13. Lift the motherboard from the disk drive bay and remove it from the laptop base, placing it upside down to reveal the internal components.

14. Locate and remove the heat sink by unscrewing the four screws that attach it to the motherboard.

15. Unscrew the Phillips-head screw on top of the expansion port 2 slot as well as the two slotted screws on each side of the expansion port 2 connector. Unscrew the two Phillips-head screws on either side of the external monitor port.

16. Disconnect the fan assembly cable and lift the fan off of the motherboard.

17.Replace the fan with a new one and reverse these steps to but the laptop back together.

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