Introduction

A guide to remove and replace the heat sink in the HP Pavilion dv7t-7000.

Turn the computer off and disconnect if from all power sources.
  • Turn the computer off and disconnect if from all power sources.

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Slide the battery release switch to the left.
  • Slide the battery release switch to the left.

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  • Hold the release switch all of the way to the left and your other hand to pull the battery out.

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  • Unscrew the single Phillips #00 screw.

  • Screw will not come out, it is connected to the panel

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  • Remove service hatch by sliding away from the computer and lifting up.

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  • Remove the single Phillips #00 screw.

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  • Pull CD drive out to remove.

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  • Push the retraining springs away from the RAM at the same time to unlock the RAM.

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  • Pull the RAM out.

  • Follow the same procedure for the additional RAM.

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  • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws holding in the hard drive.

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  • Grab the black tab on the hard drive and pull left and then upwards to remove.

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  • Remove the four Phillips #00 screws holding the hard drive to its case.

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  • Slide the casing off of the hard drive.

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  • Unplug the hard drive from the device.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pop off the antenna connectors.

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  • Remove single Phillips #00 screw.

  • Pull the card out by hand.

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  • Remove the single Phillips #00 screw.

  • Flip the laptop over.

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  • Wedge a spudger in between the keyboard and palm rest bezel.

  • Pry upward to release the keyboard clips.

  • The keyboard is plugged into the motherboard, so be careful not to pull out while lifting keyboard.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the black tab on the ZIF connectors.

  • Pull the ribbon cables out of the ZIF connectors.

  • Remove the keyboard.

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  • Flip the keyboard back over.

  • Remove the single Phillips #00 screw holding in the CD drive.

  • Pull out the CD drive.

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  • Remove the seventeen Phillips #00 screws securing the back panel to the laptop.

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  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Remove the single Phillips #00 screw.

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  • Remove the panel by lifting it up.

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  • Remove the eleven Phillips #00 screws.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect all wires connected to the motherboard.

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  • Lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector with the flat end of a spudger.

  • Pull the ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.

  • Remove the fan from the laptop.

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  • Once you have removed the motherboard, the heat sink is attached.

  • Flip over the motherboard/heat sink assembly.

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  • Remove the six screws holding the heat sink onto the motherboard.

  • Unplug the cord supplying power to the fan.

  • Pull the two pieces apart.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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