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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 10 May 2013 17:01 #46985

As some of you might know I have plans to take apart and clean my laptop and format it after, if it survived. Now, I'm not really confident that I will be able to put it back together after taking it apart, so I really need all the help I can get. And that's where you guys come in..! :P
(And if I don't manage to put it back together after taking it apart, this topic will serve as a reminder never to try and take apart my laptop again. But at least you guys will get a good laugh out of it.)

So it's a HP Pavilion DV8. Not completely sure how old it is, but some of the old files in the Windows folder stem from July 2009, so my guess is that it's almost 4 years old. And all this time it has never been formatted nor cleaned. :blush: So I guess it's about time. (The temperature of the CPU+GPU when I'm doing nothing spectacular is around 70-80 degrees and when gaming, they both reach temperatures of over 90.)

I finally sorted all of my crap and there's about 60GB of crap worth saving in my opinion. So I will be making a backup of that first. And then I'm pretty much good to go I think?

Things I do have:
- A crappy old laptop.
- A can of air. (Or at least I think it's air, it's from Durabase and it's called "druckgas-reiniger".)
- A maintenance and service guide for the HP Pavilion DV8.
- A cute set of miniature screwdrivers and whatchamacallits.
- A couple of youtube videos on how to open up and clean a HP pavilion.
- And of course the unconditional support of you guys!

Things I still need:
- Thermal paste for CPU?
- The courage to actually go ahead with this.

Also, I would like to thank the following people for their support:

- Grizzly: "Why don't you just pay some nerd 20 euro and a smile and let him do it for you? No offense, but you're bound to mess something up." (Thanks for the confidence, love you too... :kiss: )

- Dessi: "Please... If you use the can of air stay away from open fire." (lol)
- Fighting Dreamer: "Blablabla...linux...blablabla." (I'm sorry sweetie, I'm sure you said a lot of smart stuff, but I'm just too damn stupid to understand. :laugh: )

- K@rm@: "Don't worry, I know you can do it! And if you mess up you can always drop your laptop off at my place and I'll fix it for you! (Ok he didn't actually say that, but me and K@rm@ communicate on a whole other level and I'm sure he feels like that. :whistle: )

- Lucky: I haven't seen him in a while, but I'm sure his thoughts are with me. :)


No seriously, you guys are awesome! To be continued...
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 10 May 2013 18:12 #46986

thermal paste:
www.ebay.ch/itm/Arctic-Cooling-Warmeleit...item3f13c92bf4#payId
9.40E incl. shipping to switzerland in case you don't find any localy




some rubber-gloves would be good, if you don't have any at least wash your hands very well because grease is very bad for the electronics and makes em corrode (but ya just invest a couple bucks for a box of gloves :p)

a cup/bowl to put in all the screws, don't lose any! xD

(it's the dv7, but they look very similar on pictures, so i guess the process should be about the same, at the end of the first video when he takes of the heatsink, if if won't come off easily get a hairdryer and blow air at it with low setting and wiggle gently til it comes off)

take a cloth/tissue and remove the old thermal grease (grey gooey stuff on the big chips and re-apply the new paste as seen in the 2nd video

it will probably take you at least twice as long because you need to screw manually and don't have the experience, but it looks pretty straight forward, albeit annoying, just take your time, slow and steady wins the race.

and ya you can do itttt, and if nobody else manages to fix your mess and it is still fixable i'll have a look at it, i'm not big on laptops but i will try at least (dinner is on you :>)
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 11 May 2013 11:54 #46991

the true story behind MY quote:

Nemesis: "wtf, the description on the can says: 'dont aim at open flames', but my laptop is on fire, what shall i do now?"
me: "you know you have to shut down your laptop before you can disassemble it?"
Nemesis: "You're such a nerd!"
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 11 May 2013 14:30 #46992

dessi wrote:
the true story behind MY quote:

Nemesis: "wtf, the description on the can says: 'dont aim at open flames', but my laptop is on fire, what shall i do now?"
me: "you know you have to shut down your laptop before you can disassemble it?"
Nemesis: "You're such a nerd!"

Hahaha, you're such a nerd! I can't believe you looked up the actual convo that we had. :laugh: :kiss:
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 11 May 2013 14:35 #46993

K@rm@ wrote:
and ya you can do itttt, and if nobody else manages to fix your mess and it is still fixable i'll have a look at it, i'm not big on laptops but i will try at least (dinner is on you :>)

Thank you so much and: Deal! :P

(You see Dessi? At least K@rm@ knows the correct way of responding to such a message. Please take notes.)
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 11 May 2013 16:19 #46994

Nemesis wrote:
K@rm@ wrote:

(You see Dessi? At least K@rm@ knows the correct way of responding to such a message. Please take notes.)



It's not my fault, it clearly takes a girl to know how to respond to another...
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 11 May 2013 17:23 #46995

haha dessi, students and their quoting skills, even with an edit you managed to screw it up, better be careful or your thesis will be in danger and follow the example of guttenberg and schavan :o)
and now i finally know why you hit on me all the time, don't worry, my high pitched voice and bitchy behaviour confused many before, but hey at least i get free dinner out of it :p
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 12 May 2013 23:18 #47008

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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 13 May 2013 09:55 #47010

Nemesis you noob :laugh:
Try to steal a better/new laptop :P
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 13 May 2013 12:48 #47013

Karma, you really can use the dinner after your three weeks Currywurst diet...
Only problem is, Nemesis can't cook. That's why I had to turn down her proposal, she is nice and all, but she just can't cook. I don't even think she's got a frying pan...
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 13 May 2013 13:10 #47015

three weeks, more like 10years (those manboobs that you would like to fondle so much needed lots of strict fatty diet)! so ya, i really look forward to a little change in my diet indeed, and i've heard about those rumors, she has other qualities tho, i gather she knows how to buy sushi and thai, so i think i'm good to go :p
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 13 May 2013 15:30 #47016

Nemesis wrote:
Fighting Dreamer: "Blablabla...linux...blablabla." (I'm sorry sweetie, I'm sure you said a lot of smart stuff, but I'm just too damn stupid to understand. :laugh: )

I just said that it is worth trying, you are not forced to compile your own kernel... yet. :laugh:
But seriously, liveUSB or liveCD is usefull when your (still alive?)laptop some day don't boot.

k@rm@ gave you enought info, I can only add three things: think BEFORE any operation, do not use excessive force and do not rush.

If you cannot reassemble(too much parts is missing/dead/cooked), still you can sell working components(if you include photo of yourself with smile holding component, you get much better price ;) ).

btw. +1 to the Grizzly idea
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 13 May 2013 19:07 #47019

Nemesis,

one good advice.
take lots of pictures of the computer while disassembling.
this wil help you a lot when you start do assemble again. (if you reach that part.)

good luck and may the HP gods be with you
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 13 May 2013 23:33 #47024

[ETC]=ROSINENBOMBER= wrote:
Nemesis you noob :laugh:
Try to steal a better/new laptop :P
Lol Raisins, I don't steal... I just let some nerds fight over me, until one of them offers to do it for me to prove his superiority... Anyone? :whistle:

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If you cannot reassemble(too much parts is missing/dead/cooked), still you can sell working components(if you include photo of yourself with smile holding component, you get much better price ;)
Haha, the good advice just keeps on coming... :laugh:

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Nemesis,

one good advice.
take lots of pictures of the computer while disassembling.
this wil help you a lot when you start do assemble again. (if you reach that part.)

good luck and may the HP gods be with you
Thanks, I was indeed planning on doing that, but it's nice to get confirmation it's a good plan & I will stick to it. :P

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she has other qualities tho, i gather she knows how to buy sushi and thai, so i think i'm good to go :p
You know I'll take good care of you baby! :kiss:
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 14 May 2013 09:50 #47025

You will need a caretaker who maintain your computer after its working again. To make sure you don't damage anything! Just call him and he will press the power button and even launch ET for you :laugh: :silly: ;)
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 15 May 2013 09:40 #47033

Maybe an idea for the new computer for Nemesis, after she completely wrecked her current one.

This one is total Nemesis-proof

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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 16 May 2013 16:40 #47041

Bobieb wrote:
Maybe an idea for the new computer for Nemesis, after she completely wrecked her current one.

This one is total Nemesis-proof


Oooh, shiny beads! Hmm, I wonder if they fit in my nose and ears... :huh: :laugh:
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 17 May 2013 09:14 #47044

Maybe just to be on the safe side.
you never know with Nemesis

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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 07 Jun 2013 18:45 #47174

Anything new?
Still alive?
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How Nemesis messed up her craptop... 10 Jun 2013 10:20 #47177

i think Nemesis is still waiting for the knight in shining armour who fixes her craptop for her.
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