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Need to replace a laptop screen

Q: Need to replace a laptop screen

So today my brother destroyed my dad's laptop's screen and I was blamed for his ridiculous anger problems

The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend someplace or website to get a new screen because it has a crack in it and nothing will show up on it I would like to know if there are any risks or dangers of replacing it.

I know the laptop itself works just fine because I plugged it up to a different monitor and I was able to use it like normal.

If you need more information I am just fine with telling.

Thank you!

Preferred Solution: Need to replace a laptop screen

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A: Need to replace a laptop screen

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Is this at all possible? Pretty new at the whole DIY breaking computers open to fix them stuff but i'm learning quick haha.

Here is the toshiba and the screen:

Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A5231 Laptop
Laptop LCD Screen for Toshiba Satellite C55DT A5231 15 6" WXGA HD | eBay

Here is the replacement screen for the Sony laptop(actually an LG screen):


What would I need to know in order to understand if this would work or not?

Also, here is the laptop w me holding up the screens:



A:Replace Toshiba laptop screen w Sony laptop screen? Same size. 15.6"

It's not the size of the display screen, these are all fairly identical. It is the connector socket and the rail screw positions that will bite you.

I suggest finding an exact replacement. If you can't find one on eBay then you certainly will at a store like this one:
LAPTOP SCREEN from $34.99, replacement LCD screens. Repair Tablet, Acer, Apple, iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Dell, HP Compaq, Toshiba, IBM Lenovo, Sony, Asus, Gateway.

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I have an Acer Aspire AS3810TZ-4806 and have owned it for a good 4-5 years. I've had some LCD issues for a couple years now where the light flickers, have big black spots and FINALLY the screen gave out. it's almost completly dark now. You can faintly see images. After some research on replacement, a compatible Acer LCD on Ebay would run roughly $60. I've concluded that It's either the bulb inside (CCFL??) or the inverter that may have an issue, but I have no way of testing which is broken since I have no spare LCD screen to test or a little tester device.

What I've discovered was my lcd screen's model # was : B133XW01 V2 . After googling this model # and a search on Ebay, I've discovered a Dell Latitude 13 or a couple other Dell brands share this same model, the difference is it says " V1." Im assuming version 1 or something, and the one I have is V2. The connectors look the same. I feel like it might work. What do you think? Below are a couple Ebay links im looking at, Does that "H/W" code matter?
Any advice?



Thanks in advance!

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How best to replace broken screen?

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Hi there. My baby threw a mug on my HP Laptop screen and it has gone blank since then. Probably broken. I want to ask how or where I can go fix it or replace it in Leeds, United Kingdom or let me know if I can order a replacement online . Thanks. 

A:How do I replace broken HP Laptop screen

Help us help you. What model laptop is it? We can certainly find the screen online likely for much less than you fear it will be and youtube has very good instructional videos for replacing just about any laptop screen. On most models it is not too hard to do, with some exceptions.  http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108

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I am a kid so don't tell me to buy stuff or take it apart i just want to fool the laptop for enough time for me to reboot it. also i had it for 6 years don't tell me to buy a new laptop either. Also flashes black then normal. first time had that problem. fan error had that problem for a while never rebooted after i manged to turn it on. Using my friend laptop right now

A:My laptop screen says fan error, but i don't want to replace it or take it apart

If you don't want anyone to tell you how to fix the problem, then what are you doing posting here?

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Hi, recently I got a problem with my laptop Screen which needs to be replaced. Please help me out in finding part and model number. Thanks.

A:How to find type of laptop screen to replace

KishoreKandula Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about needing to replace the screen on your and wanted to help. The screen is part of something known as the Display Assembly.Information on that starts on page 103 of your Maintenance and Service Guide: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02842252 If you can find your specific model number, you can use this tool to get a list of parts:  HP PartSurfer You can order HP parts from here: The HP Parts Store | HP Computer Parts | HP Printer PartsGood Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------Please click "Accept As Solution" on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on the left of the Reply button to say thanks fopr my help.========================================================================

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Hi, I have a gateway solo 2500 laptop (12.1'' tft screen)

The thing stopped working 3 yrs ago. Power on, cd spins, hd spins, fan spins.. nothing after that. Wasn't about to pay gateway $400 to fix it. Recently figured it out.. I just needed to reseat the processor. Problem is that in the last 3 years somewhere the screen got cracked so bad that I can only see a small fraction of it, though external monitor is fine.

So I purchased another Gateway Solo 2500 with a 12.1'' tft screen and I want to swap the screens (the other one I bought is a 266mhz MMX processor whereas mine is a celeron 400) so how do I do that.

Has anyone done this? Are there any things I should watch out for, is it super simple or is this something to leave to the pros?

I'm great with desktops, not so experienced with laptops.

thanks... closetgeekla

A:How to replace laptop screen (Gateway 2500)

Are the cases identical ? If they are, then you need to start taking the unit apart until you get down to removing the Lid's hinges. There should be a cable that goes from the MOBO to the display. Unplug it and swap lids.

This is based on my experience disassembling my HP laptop to fix the connection cable, which was being pinched by the hinge.

Of course the other possibility is to swap the newer MOBO and drives into the other case's base unit.

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My girlfriend just brought her laptop to me and said can you fix this? Looks like she dropped it pretty hard on a corner and the screen is shot, the housing and hinges look good, can anyone offer any adive before i start messing with this laptop. Ive build a dozen or so desktops but have never really messed with laptops. Any advice or help would be greatly aprreciated.


A:Looking to replace broken LCD screen on Compaq 700 series laptop. Any Tips?

Easy to do

Its not a complicated item to change.. You will need a T-9 Torx driver.. Pull the rubber pads off the Bezel.. (all 5 4 small corner and the one long center top) Then the rest is downhill.. If you need a screen I have one here..

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A friend of mine has cracked his screen on his Acer laptop, could anyone give me a step by step instructions on replacing it.

Much appreciated.


A:How do I replace a screen on an Acer laptop(Step by Step)pls

Without the exact model no.

See if you can find it here https://www.laptopscreen.com/English/video/Acer/

Or provide the model number for us and someone will help you look for a guide

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Been going back and forth and can't seem to find a screen that can replace my Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4 screen. Have found one for the 3448. Don't know if they use the same screen and pins?  See photo for description of the replacement screen I'm looking at.  


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A:Can the Thinkpad x1 carbon 3448 laptop screen replace a Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4

The 3448 and 3460 machines use the same panels, hinges, lid, cables, etc.

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My screen developed blinking vertical lines in the beginning to constant now. There is no more blinking, just vertical lines of varying colors. 
Is this fixable or will i have to replace my display screen?

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Would like advice on similar HP laptop.  too many available and it is confusing which one to get.  I have just purchased an HP ENVY 7640 printer.  Had a problem with the color ink cartridge running out VERY quickly and spoke with tech for over an hour who was very nice and patient with me.   He checked everything and I still am not sure what the problem was other than I drained the ink making too many copies (over 23 ) of color  8x10's of letters from a journal .  Anyway I ende dup purchasing another color ink cartridge from him (He was in the Philippines) received the ink quickly but I do niot want to make the same mistake again.  Why couldn't I make the copies black and white and not color.  The copies were from color pictures.   I coulkd not figure how to make them black and white.  I now have juust the blasck ink cartridge in the printer.  Is it ok to print that way.


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A:Want advice on laptop to replace outdated laptop

Use it at home personal use.  Yes it is portable and has bee overseas on trips with me and on cruises and on vacations.  I like the size .  Wish it had better sound but got speakers to help.  Not more that $600.  don't need games and others stuff I never use, watch DVDs and that is about all.  Print pictures and papers.

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I own an HP  ENVY x360 m6 Convertible PC and I'de like to know if I can replace my cracked touch screen with a regular LCD screen like the one in the picture I have attached? If not the one in the picture, may I have some links to recommended screens for my laptop that are under $100?


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A:replace cracked touch screen with LCD screen

Hi,Specs: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c05315773Manual: Page 20http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05098448It came with 15.6" diagonal FHD IPS UWVA multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (1920 x 1080)Unfortunately touchscreen display panel assembly is not spared separately (includes bezel, panel, and TouchScreen board in the HP part unit) and the are no non touchscreen panels listed in your ManualYou need this part:Part No: 856811-001Description: 15.6 INCH PANEL KIT, LCD FHD BV SLIM TS$170: http://www.ebay.com/itm/172590643445?_trksid=p2349526.m2548.l4275&_mwBanner=1$144: https://www.amazon.com/15bestoption-15-6-Convertible-M6-AQ005DX-15-AQ015NR-856811-001/dp/B01NA6Q78II'm not getting <$100 from anywhere. May be you could search part number in your region.RegardsVisruth

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My nontouchscreen is dieing. The laptop is 2 years old.  I know current Envy's can come with a touchscreen.  How can i  find out if my system can upgrade to a touch screen?

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I have an HP laptop and I just saw that the fan on the bottom was not spinning at all. My pc keeps shutting off because it gets to hot. Can anyone give me instructions on how to replace it and ehat fan I need to get for it. Also could there be another reason for it not working? If you need more info please ask, I need this fixed ASAP. Thanks to all.

A:Can someone help with how to replace fan in laptop?

What is the model number of the HP laptop in question?

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So i have a laptop that is aging. I was thinking about taking the DVD drive out and putting a new hard drive in.
I removed the DVD to check it out. I don't recognize the connector. Heres a picture. is this standard, what it called?

Is there any reason my plan wont work?

A:laptop: replace DVD with HHD?

Your plan won't work. Get a USB drive.

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hi jeff, my last issue that i have already have an [SubCase ID: 4784169456-471] CaseNo:-4784169456|8CG6473B3Y remains unsolved as the customer relationship office has not provieded me any reasons of closing the case. please help me solve the cheating done by the hp checkmate store owner malad infinity mall mumbai india.also the humiliation they did to me.. i donno what action have been taken on them.

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I'm looking to purchase an SSD for my laptop as the primary drive.
CPU is: Intel® Core&#8482; i7-4710MQ Processor ( 6MB L3 Cache, 2.50GHz)
The current hard-drive I have is a 1TB (7200 RPM) Western Digital SATA2 Hard-Drive. Will most likely turn this one into the storage drive.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

I'm also thinking of getting another HDD to have a mirror image of what will be on the SSD in case something goes wrong, so any suggestions for a back up HDD will also be appreciated!

Thank you!

A:SSD to replace HDD on laptop

ocz and kingston both do well priced 480gb drives
you could do one of two things after installing the SSD, 1) buy a 2.5" 3.5" external dock or a 2.5" enclosure for the hard drive

As for a backup i would let someone else here have a hand in this!

Personally i would buy a Network Attached Storage (NAS) something like a WD cloud drive and do a clean install of the OS on the SSD

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Good Evening All,

Right now I'm working with the very patient Kevin on alleviating my laptop of some Malware. Once my Dell Latitude D510 is operational, I'm going to pass along to one of my nephews who's off to college soon.

So, with what should I replace it? Here's some of the basics about me and my computing needs:

I'm an English professor at a community college. I'm tenure-track, meaning I teach at least five classes a semester (with 30 students each). I also sit on six different committees. So, I'm juggling a ton of MS Word documents.

I also have to utilize assorted education-based platforms like Blackboard, Banner, Smart Start, etc. So, I'm online all the time.

I'm not a gamer. But I stream a lot of movies. I'd like to get something as portable as a laptop but is replacing a laptop that replaced a desktop. I also require a large screen and keypad (I'm 6'2 and can grow easily sore from hunching over something that's too small).

Don't forget: I am an educator, so I ain't got a whole lot to spend. If I had the money, I'd not be typing this right now--I'd be at the nearest Apple Store, buying their biggest and coolest. But, drats, I can't afford to do that at this time.

I've had only wonderful experiences on this site, and would very much appreciate any and all suggestions.

Thank you!,

A:What Should I Buy to Replace My Laptop?

Based on all the various uses (ie: applications), screen requirement, and keyboard, I'd say get another laptop. Your only major requirement (for a laptop anyway) is the screen, so concentrate on getting a model with the largest screen in your price range. The specs don't really matter as the new hardware will be much faster than the old Dell.

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I get a one-LED blink on the Caps Lock key when I start the machine, and it does not boot. HP docs say this indicates faulty processor (Intel I7-2670QM). Two questions:1. Can I replace just the CPU, or do I need to replace the entire board?2. Are there any other I7 processors that are compatible with the baord in this machine? Thanks in advance for any help...  

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My laptop is decent and all but playing games is a bit hard sometimes. I have to play all of my games on minimum settings. I would like to know if i can replace certain components on my laptop and which components i can replace.

A:Can i replace the cpu in my laptop?

Hi,like most portable consumer computers, cpu is usually soldered to the motherboard.Sorry, you can't upgrade the CPU.Maybe you can replace the RAM and the hard drive. The rest of the components is usually not upgradable.

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Hello, I would like to know if I can replace my CPU in my laptop. I have a HP 2000 Notebook PC.  Thanks,James Sisk

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A:Can I replace my CPU in my laptop?

Hi, The following link shows its specs:    http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03905124 and here is some information on this processor: TypeCPU / MicroprocessorMarket segmentMobileFamilyAMD E-SeriesModel numberE-300CPU part numberEME300GBB22GV is an OEM/tray microprocessorFrequency1300 MHzClock multiplier6.5Package413-ball lidless micro-BGA (FT1)SocketBGA413Size0.75" x 0.75" / 1.9cm x 1.9cm Looks like you can't upgrade the CPU because those BGA of processors normally are soldered to the motherboard. Regards.

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I realize this is a very vague question with no definitive answer, but hope to get some info to make a decision.

Yesterday, my Vista 32 bit laptop monitor suddenly turned bright white. When I reboot, it goes immediately to white. However, when I lean the monitor forward to about a 30º angle, the screen becomes visible. I looked online and found that it was probably a loose video connection. My husband and I took it apart and disconnected everything in the monitor. We found several minute spots on the fine wires where we could see specks of silver. We used electrical tape and covered them and put everything back together. No change. I now have an external monitor hooked up to it, but that makes having a laptop rather useless.

My question is, am I looking at a very costly repair, or do I need to just replace the laptop. It was a cheap laptop Presario CQ50-209WM, but does everything I need which is mainly a little emailing and reading recipes. Nothing that requires much speed.

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

A:Fix or replace laptop

With the low prices of laptops today I would be buying a new one for sure. An example of one that would fit your needs to a T.


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JohnWill said:

I didn't say they were cheap, only cheaper than a new laptop! Click to expand...

Heh heh,
How about replacing the top of a laptop, I mean the screen?
Friend of mine had his dropped to the ground and then got stepped on or something, seems to boot OK, but no visuals.
The LCD looks like an automobile accident.

I know, how off topic is this getting?

A:Replace laptop LCD

try ebay i see them all over not to expensive either.

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Hello, i want to know if the cpu in my laptop can be upgraded. Model ENVY 15-j106la.Thanks!

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Hi there,

I currently have a Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop, but it is about 4 years old now, and I fancy something new. I have a budget of £400 - Can anyone please recommend the best laptop for the price (all round ability). I hope this isn't too much of a broad question!

A:I want to replace my laptop

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Can I order a replacement laptop without a hard drive and drop my existing drive into it? I have a windows 10 Pavilion g6  product number A6Y43UA#ABA. Is it possible, and how much would it cost?

A:replace laptop

Hi,Few things:1. All consumer laptops in market come with an internal storage (HDD/SSD/eMMC).2. You can't transfer OEM Windows licence from one laptop to another machine. So in effect you cannot boot to previous Windows 10 in a new laptop taking out HDD from another machine.3. You can use G6 HDD as storage drive in new laptop if it support dual hard drive configuration and dimensions/form factor of HDD matches.RegardsVisruth

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My laptop's LCD screen is broken and I can only find and LED replacement.will it give any problems since the laptop came with an LCD screen. Thanks. I need to fix it really fast to continue studying in school.

A:Can I replace my LCD screen with an LED one

@ReneXoese? Sorry but that is definitely NO. Backlit power on an LED comes from the cable. Backlit power on an LCD comes from an inverter card. It would never work. Sorry, REO

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How do I replace the screen?

A:How do I replace the screen

Hello,  Hope you hav the replacement Screen with you.If not, then below is the list of display assembly, please check the right one and buy the same : Display assembly39.6-cm (15.6-in) High Definition (HD), light-emitting diode (LED) display assembly for use in:? HP G62 computer biscotti computer models 595185-001? HP G62 computer biscotti computer models with webcam 595186-001? HP G62 silver computer models (for model 1.0 only) 605141-001? HP G62 silver computer models with webcam (for model 1.0 only) 605142-001? HP G62 matte black computer models (for model 1.0 only) 608109-001? HP G62 matte black computer models with webcam (for model 1.0 only) 608110-001? HP G62 charcoal computer models (for models 1.1 and 1.2 only) 615583-001? HP G62 charcoal computer models with webcam (for models 1.1 and 1.2 only) 615584-001? HP G62 imperial blue computer models (for models 1.1 and 1.2 only) 622562-001? HP G62 imperial blue computer models with webcam (for models 1.1 and 1.2 only) 622563-001  Here is the video which will help you replace : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IePdjRTMQzs  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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How do I replace the screen?

A:How do I replace the screen

Hi, Double post. Please use:     http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/screen-replacement/m-p/5700285#... Thanks.

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I have a HP Pavillion 17334 LaptopModel Number: 17-G119DX, and the screen broke. I need a 809313-001 Description: LCD RAW PANEL 17.3 WLED BV HD+ Screen to replace it. Does anyone know how to do this, or have a video on how to for this particular model?

A:How do I replace my screen?

Hi,Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04825537Go through page 59 - 62. It needs major disassembly.No removal videos available from HP media services library.RegardsVisruth

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My laptop "N" key has popped off, all pieces are there I think.
Product # C2N39UA#ABL
Serial # [personal information removed]
Please help!

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I have a hp laptop pavilion which has a fairly fast chip amd turlon 64, but has wd 1600 beve hard drive,
can I replace that with a SSD..the unit is about 7 years old

A:replace laptop wd drive for ssd

Take the hard drive out. Does it have an adapter on the end ? Will the adapter go an the ssd ?

These are things you have to check out.

If your hard drive is sata and no type of adapter, you should have no problems.

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Have a Dell E1505 thats about 3 or 4 years old and the battery hasn't held a charge right in a long time, ...as expected.

What I see on-line are so many offers with prices varying from $79.00 for a 7800 mAh 87wHr @ Laptop battery depot to what Dell has 9-cell 85wHr for $155.99.

So the real problem is where is the best honorable place to buy a bat. at a reasonable price. The Dell cost is NO Option, ...way too much, but I'm leery of getting what is a slightly better/longer lasting (according to their specs) that is 75 dollars cheaper. Cheaper b/c laptop manufactures mark their batteries up so much, or are they crap???

Can those who have replaced there battery post with there place of purchase, was it reasonably priced, and is it just as good if not better than laptop factory stamped batteries?

I just have no idea where to buy or who to trust.


A:Need to Replace Laptop Battery

Amazon.com: 6 cells Replacement Battery for HP Compaq Business Notebook 6720s 6720s/CT 6730s/CT battery for HSTNN-IB62 451085-141 451086-121 451086-161 W/ USB2.0 Extend Cable: Electronics: Reviews, Prices & more

Check here and type in your make and model!!

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I have an HP laptop that appears to have fans that aren't working properly. I used speedfan to check the temp of my computer because we thought that could be the cause of the blue screen of death I kept getting. It showed all the comp temps to be at 102C and the fans at 0rpms.

Can I take the fans out and check them? There are screws around the fan casing, but is that something that is easy enough to do? If they aren't working right- how easy is it to replace them myself? It'll be just as expensive to send the laptop to HP with shipping, insurance as well as the time without the computer as it would be to go to compusa or something and buy two new fans. Could I do it myself, or should I have the local comp shop do it for me?


A:Is it possible to replace fans in an HP laptop on my own?

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My girlfriend recently dropped her laptop while the dvd tray was out which bent it and it won't open now. Is it possible to change the DVD-Drive on a Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5874. If so where I can purchase the part from so I don't have to pay the heinous repair costs. I have done a lot of work with desktop computers and some with laptops I just don't know where to locate this info.

Thanks to anyone who can help.

A:Can you replace a DVD Drive on this Laptop

Yes. There are several available on eBay... Most of the drives are of equal quality and work well, but you may have to change the peripheral hardware to fit... If handy with small tools and logic, you can do it yourself... otherwise find a talented tech friend.
You should totally remove the optical drive and partially disassemble the Toshiba to make sure nothing else is damaged that will make repairs difficult.
Any impact damage great enough to bend parts in an optical drive, could have done other very severe damage.

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Hi! Does anyone know how I can find out what model replacement keyboard I would need for my laptop? Thank you in advance!Edit: Moved topic from Am I infected? What do I do? to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:I want to replace my laptop keyboard

You'd have to find out the model of your laptop, and then "google" that with "Keyboard" at the end and it should give you many many options of sites.

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I have an old DELL latitude E6400 (keyboard issues) and... a new DELL latitude E6400, and two HDDs.

One HDD has WinXP, this hdd boots in both laptops. Another HDD is win7, it boots OK in the old laptop - but BSOD at boot if inside the new laptop.

How do I move a hard drive from one system to another? Any tricks?

0) so, both are same e6400 model, look exactly the same
1) have different CPUs (8400 vs 8700)
2) different RAM amount 2GB vs 4GB
3) I am aware of 'disk controller driver' trick, but win7 is using 'standard dual IDE controller, i have tried deleting it with no benefit
4) i have tried deleting CPU 'drive' from device manager - no benefit :

A:BSOD after laptop replace

Try this:

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.

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I just ordered an Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-50VG and it came with a 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD. I wanted to remove both drives and simply install a 500GB SSD instead. I cloned the contents of the 128GB SSD, which was the C: drive while the 1TB HDD was the D: drive, to the 500GB SSD using Macrium. When I began to disassemble the laptop, I could only find the 1TB HDD, it was below the keyboard and to the right, just like in other models that I found on YouTube. I removed that, and installed my 500GB SSD. I booted up my laptop to find that it still booted from the 128GB SSD. Since I couldn't find it, I thought to just leave it in there, and instead boot from the 500GB SSD by changing the boot order. I did so, and noted that the 128GB SSD was labeled "HDD0" and the 500GB SSD was labeled "HDD1". However, it still kept booting from the 128GB SSD! So, where can I find this 128GB SSD so I can take it out and put my 500GB SSD there? Or, how do I change it so that the laptop boots from the 500GB SSD instead? I can attach pictures of the laptop's interior if needed. Here is the order link:http://www.amazon.com/Acer-VN7-571G-50VG-Notebook-Computer-i5-5200U/dp/B01CL50JV6 Thank you!

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A:My laptop has 2 drives and I can't replace one (V1...

It is on the back side of the motherboard.

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My wife's HP laptop just popped up a message saying the battery is full but should be replaced. Do these go bad that I have to buy a new battery? If so, who has the best deals?

A:Replace Laptop Battery?

Yes laptop batteries wear out eventually.They just wont hold a charge anymore.All you can do is look around on the internet and compare prices and go from there.

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Hi!I need to use 5GHz network, but my laptop works only with 2.4Ghz.I heard a lot about whitelist and blacklist... Can i replace Wi-Fi card without problem? I want to use something like Intel-Dualband-Wireless-AC7260. My laptop: HP Envy 15-k152nr K1X11EA#ACB Thank you!


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A:Can I replace the Wi-Fi card on my laptop?

Here's the Service manual: Manual It says you have 2 antennae. You have no whitelist...the laptop is new enough to be past that era.  An Intel 7260ac is offered but only on 17 inch models which means to me that the slot in your laptop may only accept half-height modules.  The best that HP offered for your model is: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + BT 4.0 combo adapter for use only with HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC computer models or HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC computer models 710662-005 It is a half-height 2 antenna mini-pcie module:  You could use this non-HP half-height version of the 7260AC: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-DUAL-BAND-AC-7260HMW-802-11ac-Bluetooth-4-0-7260AC-867Mbps-WiFi-Card-/222446724633?hash=item33cadba619:g:mCkAAOSwhQhY0Nzm If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I have a US Toshiba Satellite A505 laptop, which obviously has a US keyboard. I'm from the UK, and so am used to the UK keyboard layout, and just discovered that UK replacement keyboards are pretty cheap (not that I need to look at the keys as I type anyway, it would just be nice to have the proper keyboard).

Is it physically possible to change a US keyboard to a UK keyboard? The size of some keys are different (our Enter key is 2 lines high for example, and our Shift key's shorter). I'm not sure if the connectors underneath the keys are specific to the US layout or if the connectors underneath can apply to both a British and American keyboard layout? (or if the connectors come as part of the keyboard part itself?).

Sample keyboard image at: http://www.laptopsparesshop.co.uk/t...05-p505d-a505-uk-keyboard-new-black-877-p.asp

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My Toshiba Satellite M20-S257 hard drive squealed to a halt. It's shot. Mechanically, it's easy enough to replace. It is the original HD: 30GB Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) 4200 rpm 9.5 mm; Disk Drive HDD 2181 MK3021GAS.

Are there constraints in purchasing a new HD? For example, can I upgrade the storage space and the rpm? Do I stay with ATA-5? Any recommendations on HD brand?

I currently have 512mb RAM which can be upgraded to 1gb. The laptop runs at 1.3ghz.

Finally, will I be able to reboot the machine with my backup copy of XP Pro service pack 2? Thanks.

A:Laptop HD shot. Can I replace with better HD?

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I thought it would be straight forward but i dont want to buy the wrong thing.

I have taken the faulty seagate ST94019A 2.5" hd out of the laptop, looked on ebuyer and found a couple that seem compatible but some say ATA-100 and some say IDE.

Im not sure if there different or the same, and also not sure about physical size.

Can anyone advise please?


A:Solved: I need to replace hd on laptop but need help?

Based on the model number you provided (seagate ST94019A), this is a 40Gig ATA drive.

Match the replacement interface to be ATA aswell and perhaps consider a larger capacity while you're at it - good time to move up in capacity since you'll have to install the Operating System (i take it it's windows)

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