Fixing Compaq motherboard video

posted in: Motherboard | 204

Here’s how I fixed a Compaq Presario V6000 laptop motherboard with “no video” issue. Also, this fix might work for the following HP/Compaq motherboards: HP Pavilion dv2000/dv6000/dv9000, Compaq Presario V3000 and probably some other models. WARNING! This repair might be … Continued

How to disassemble keyboard

posted in: Keyboard | 29

In this guide I show how to disassemble a laptop keyboard. I’m doing it for fun just to see how it’s built. I’m taking apart a damaged one and have no intention to use it in the future.

How to fix hardware problems

posted in: Hardware | 51

In this guide I show how to work around some common laptop hardware problems without taking it apart. 1. Network port failure. Most motherboards have the network port permanently attached. If the network port fails (I’m talking about hardware, not … Continued

How to test screen inverter

posted in: Screen, Troubleshooting | 260

In this post I explain how I test the inverter board in a laptop. The inverter failure is very similar to the backlight lamp failure. In both cases the screen gets very dark and the image becomes very faint, barely … Continued

How to modify damaged DC jack

posted in: DC jack, Motherboard | 92

In this guide I explain how to modify damaged DC jack. While replacing the DC jack a few days ago I accidentally damaged one of the thermals on the motherboard. I pulled out the internal copper coating (I name it a sleeve) from … Continued

Installing USB Bluetooth adapter inside

posted in: Hardware | 62

Here’s how I installed an external USB Bluetooth adapter inside my laptop case. My old computer wasn’t Bluetooth ready, it didn’t have the internal connector and antenna for it. I decided to modify my USB dongle and move it inside … Continued

Laptop is dead. How to troubleshoot.

posted in: Troubleshooting | 505

In this post I’ll explain how to troubleshoot a dead laptop and find the problem. The following troubleshooting tips are not model and brand specific. Let’s take a look at different failure scenarios. Example 1. The computer is absolutely dead.  … Continued

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