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I have an hp dv4 laptop with a cracked screen. How can I factory restore it so I could sell it?
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I have an hp dv4 laptop with a cracked screen. How can I factory restore it so I could sell it?
Connect an external monitor. BTW, ebay is a pretty good source for lappy screens.
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I have an hp dv4 laptop with a cracked screen. How can I factory restore it so I could sell it?
I get the majority of the screen I install from Spare Parts Warehouse, but I have also used Laptop Z before and they have good prices as well.

Just make sure you have a good way of keeping track of what screws go where, and try to get as much info as you can from HP like blowup diagrams and service manuals that pertain to your particular model.

I do them all the time. I normally get anywhere from $150 to $225 labor for replacing a screen. I do not make money off of the part, however. That must be charged to the customer's credit card directly from the parts house. I have gotten burned one too many times by people backing out after ordering a proprietary part for them.
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Eh, I'd rather just sell it since I have no need for a laptop.
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I get the majority of the screen I install from Spare Parts Warehouse, but I have also used Laptop Z before and they have good prices as well.

Just make sure you have a good way of keeping track of what screws go where, and try to get as much info as you can from HP like blowup diagrams and service manuals that pertain to your particular model.

I do them all the time. I normally get anywhere from $150 to $225 labor for replacing a screen. I do not make money off of the part, however. That must be charged to the customer's credit card directly from the parts house. I have gotten burned one too many times by people backing out after ordering a proprietary part for them.
Wow, really? I only charge $50 to replace a screen and pick up the part for the customer. I don't understand the backing out part, really. I have their machine on-hand while waiting for parts to arrive and get a pre-approval from them before doing the work.

If they ever did change their mind, I would simply charge another $50 to remove the good screen and either keep it on-hand (unlikely) or return it to my supplier. Either way, that's $100 labor they'd have to pay for getting their machine back the way they gave it to me or $50 to get it working (plus the part, of course).
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post #6 of 26
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Anyone? Although I can replace the screen, I really need the cash at the moment for holiday gifts. So anyone who can give me an answer will get a rep =)
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It's got a VGA out port, just plug in an external monitor?
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Order the recovery disk from HP, it will restore the HDD to factory image. If the HDD still has the recovery partition you can use that to restore factory image.
    
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First Method:
1) Remove the old screen
2) Buy a new screen
3) Install the screen
4) Be happy

Second, possibly stupid/$ saving method
1) Remove the screen
2) Remove the whole screen, including the hinges and the cover
3) Connect a monitor to your now what seems just like a fat keyboard
4) Use the laptop unit as a keyboard
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post #10 of 26
Option 1:
Connect computer to external monitor. Boot PC while holding F11. Follow recovery steps.


Option 2:
Take the drive out and connect it to another PC and just wipe it clean with a format.
(If someone is going to buy a laptop with a busted screen, chances are they don't care that the HD is blank.)
    
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