Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:18 PM
Hi, I have a laptop HP Pavilion DV8110us. The hinges that hold up the LCD screen are worn out. My laptop is in the OPEN position now; taped to the table because it will close suddenly if not secured. The LCD screen itself is fine. Bezel has a crack.
I already got on Ebay the bezel. I called HP support to get the correct part # for the hinges. Twice they gave me the wrong part #.
THen they said I could always buy the entire screen for $400+. Forget that!!
I am going to attempt to fix / replace the parts myself. I looked on Youtube to see like a tutorial of someone actually taking apart the laptop and doing this task. Unfortunately, the laptops shown were different brands or model #'s....
* Does someone out there know of a video tutorial I can use for my specific model that will demonstrate how to replace these hinges (free please)?
* WHat are the part #'s for these hinges? I have seen some on Ebay that look like the right ones, but they mostly state they are for the model DV8000 so don't know if it matters that mine is a DV8110us....
* If no video tutorial is available, can someone list in detail and step by step what needs to be done, removed, etc?
I have been reading online for days now and it is unclear to me if it will be required to remove alot of parts in order to reach the hinges area.....Do I really need to take out the keyboard, hard drive, etc.?
NOTE: I believe if instructions are clear enough with easy terms and step by step, I can do this...even though I have never opened up a laptop. I did replace 2 power supplies units on 2 desktops once. But working on a desktop is more roomy than a laptop so I am a bit leary. I just cant afford to send this out for repair.
Product # EP404ua
I thank you all in advance for your help.