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My brother has a HP laptop and I was wondering if it was safe to open it. Safe as in...I won't break anything if everything goes smooth?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Safe as in...I won't break anything if everything goes smooth?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"></div>
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what other kind of safe is there...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Ive opened my sisters many times, nothing has happened yet. Just dont drop it!
 

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Yeah you're fine as long as you know what you are doing. If you don't just leave it alone. Why do you want to open it anyways?
 

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Yeah but stay away from the warranty sticker that covers the cpu. If you still have warranty on it that is.
 

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Most likely to clean out the heatsink for overheating problems. That is the most common reason.
 

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Additionally, is it possible to replace the parts?...if any, name them
 

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KEEP TRACK OF ALL THE SCREWS!!! lol . . .made that mistake before. . .spend half an hour crawling on the floor looking for one.
 

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some latops you can replace parts, some you cant.<br><br>
some even have the cpu hotglued into the socket so it cant be removed/replaced! :O
 

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RAM, HDD and thats it
 

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I've opened a few hp laptops, since this is an hp repair center. Most of the newer ones are pretty modular, I wouldn't mess around with the HS/fan assebly though, you can usually just spray some canned air in the vents to clear out the fan. A lot of the newer ones use a heat pipe assembly so it might be tricky to take apart without voiding your warranty.
 

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I don't consider the HDD and RAM to be in this category because those don't require opening the laptop. I guess I won't...maybe for dusting it out?
 

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If you know what model it is, I can find you a repair manuel with disassembly instructions on HP's website.<br><br>
I have an HP as well (ze2113us) that I've worked on before. The heatsinks always seem to get dusty so I open it up and blow the dust out every once in a while. There are about 30 or more screws (some hidden) and peices that have to be pried off to open my laptop.
 

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If you know what model it is, I can find you a repair manuel with disassembly instructions on HP's website.<br><br>
I have an HP as well (ze2113us) that I've worked on before. The heatsinks always seem to get dusty so I open it up and blow the dust out every once in a while. There are about 32 or more screws (some hidden) and peices that have to be pried off to open my laptop.
 
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