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#1 allstock

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 02:54 PM

Hello everyone. Is there an online reseller of extensive genuine parts for HPs and such. I've visited eBay and although the prices are phenomenal, they have the balls to list their items as genuine when they aren't. I'm hesitant to buy aftermarket copies for obvious reasons. So if any one out there has some good sources, chime in. 



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 10:01 PM

What exactly are you looking for?
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Posted 03 May 2016 - 10:13 PM

I find FRY'S Electronics to be an excellent supplier of all things electric/electronic.



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 12:09 AM

I need to replace the keyboard to an HP 8540p and wanted to get new rubber feet. I suppose I should just buy the knockoffs since I can't seem to find the real thing. Something tells me even if I do it'll be a pretty penny.



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 02:48 AM

You may have already done this, but my suggestion would be:-

 

1) Get the HP Maintenance & Service Guide from here:-

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/manualsResults/?javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.prp_e97ce00a6f76436cc859bfdeb053ce01=wsrp-navigationalState%3Daction%253Dmanualslist%257Ccontentid%253DService-and-maintenance%257Clang%253Den&javax.portlet.tpst=e97ce00a6f76436cc859bfdeb053ce01&sp4ts.oid=4097214&ac.admitted=1462347432383.1123376534.199480143

 

2) Identify the part numbers of the items you want, e.g. US Keyboard 595790-001, Rubber Kit 595785-001

 

3) Google these part numbers to find suppliers

 

You may also want to try these:-

https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Part_Resellers.aspx?mscssid=1E0A407B026345ABAA9C456926A883A9


Edited by rqt, 04 May 2016 - 01:58 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:45 PM

Some of the parts on eBay are refurbished or pulled from other laptops. They are genuine but used. You are correct you will likely pay a high price for a new genuine HP part. You may get lucky and the keyboard fits several models so it will be more readily available. Get the replacement part number off the back of the keyboard (Aka the FRU) as mentioned above and search for them.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 04 May 2016 - 09:46 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 10:41 PM

Thanks again BC. Yeah, after weighing the options I just can't justify the higher price for the "real thing". From what I can tell all the keyboards look almost identical to the HP version except for different manufacturing labels and the blue touch pointer. I figure that since it's an external piece that not much can go wrong - hopefully - if I do get the fleabay version. After all even the real ones are made in China. What's amazing is that the connectors are just ribbons that slide into place.



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Posted 06 May 2016 - 11:17 PM

You may have already done this, but my suggestion would be:-

 

1) Get the HP Maintenance & Service Guide from here:-

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/manualsResults/?javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.prp_e97ce00a6f76436cc859bfdeb053ce01=wsrp-navigationalState%3Daction%253Dmanualslist%257Ccontentid%253DService-and-maintenance%257Clang%253Den&javax.portlet.tpst=e97ce00a6f76436cc859bfdeb053ce01&sp4ts.oid=4097214&ac.admitted=1462347432383.1123376534.199480143

 

2) Identify the part numbers of the items you want, e.g. US Keyboard 595790-001, Rubber Kit 595785-001

 

3) Google these part numbers to find suppliers

 

You may also want to try these:-

https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Part_Resellers.aspx?mscssid=1E0A407B026345ABAA9C456926A883A9

 

Thanks RQT, I downloaded the file and of all things they didn't have any serial numbers for the rubber feet. They aren't solid rubber actually, their core is plastic and they have a key way so that they are clocked/mounted a certain fashion. All this for rubber feet, but exemplifies quality build.



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Posted 07 May 2016 - 03:40 AM

On my HP laptop (a 6830S) the feet are part of the rubber kit listed in the parts list - this also includes the rubber covers for some of the screws in the base & the screws around the display bezel.

 

edit: on further searching this apparently does not apply to the 8540P & that HP's solution to the problem appears to be to replace the bottom panel....................

 

Perhaps these are worth a try http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xlaptop+feet+8540p.TRS0&_nkw=laptop+feet+8540p&_sacat=0


Edited by rqt, 07 May 2016 - 04:48 AM.





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