HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

Laptop dropped & body dented - How difficult is it transfer to another body?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-06-2019, 04:55 PM   #1
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 17,496
Laptop dropped & body dented - How difficult is it transfer to another body?

As per topic.

The body is dented such that the charging port area is protruding in a V shape so canít insert the charger completely. The charging port is also damaged but it is a separate module connected by a cable to the motherboard so just need to replace that module, costs like US$10 or so. The laptop itself works running on the battery ... well, whatever charge is still left in the battery anyway.

There are spare part body, i.e. the whole palmrest assembly, available in the market. How difficult is it to transfer everything, i.e. motherboard and all, from the existing body over to a replacement body/palmrest?
CCCustom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2019, 05:22 PM   #2
Master Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,873
Depends what laptop it is. If it's an Ultrabook, usually quite easy cos all the components are soldered on the motherboard and the whole chassis is basically three pieces.
wtfh4x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2019, 06:54 PM   #3
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 17,496
Depends what laptop it is. If it's an Ultrabook, usually quite easy cos all the components are soldered on the motherboard and the whole chassis is basically three pieces.
Itís a HP Envy x360 ... the type with both M.2 and 2.5Ē hard drive combo.

The palmrest has the holes for the USB / HDMI / power ports at the sides, so this is the main body. Spare part bare palmrest itself without the keys and trackpad can be bought quite cheap actually, so the only thing is how difficult it would be to transfer everything over. The screen I think the most important thing is how to tuck the wifi wires and the screen & touch cables inside the hinge.
CCCustom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2019, 07:09 PM   #4
Master Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,873
If it's anything like my Spectre then the hinges are with the LCD and it's just four screws to detach the entire LCD with the wires inside the hinges. The worst part will be moving the keyboard. It's 50+ screws.
wtfh4x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2019, 07:21 PM   #5
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 17,496
The worst part will be moving the keyboard. It's 50+ screws.
WTF
CCCustom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2019, 08:11 PM   #6
Moderator
 
Intrinion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 29,593
Not really hard.
One thing you probably can do / have to do would be to take the opportunity and reapply thermal paste

WTF
__________________


Unsure of what to get? Need help with Notebook issues? Join in the discussions at Notebook Clinic!

Keep up with the latest in mobile technology with Residential Phone Gurus over at Mobile Communication Technology!

Need Assistance? Fret not! Feel free to contact me via PM for Forum Related Issues or any Other Issues that may require immediate assistance and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Intrinion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2019, 08:13 PM   #7
Moderator
 
Intrinion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 29,593
I would recommend looking up a guide, ifixit if available or HP’s support guide who often have service manuals available

Get a nice tool kit as well - Xiaomi has a great driver set that was in collaboration with Wiha - a German tools company.
__________________


Unsure of what to get? Need help with Notebook issues? Join in the discussions at Notebook Clinic!

Keep up with the latest in mobile technology with Residential Phone Gurus over at Mobile Communication Technology!

Need Assistance? Fret not! Feel free to contact me via PM for Forum Related Issues or any Other Issues that may require immediate assistance and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Intrinion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2019, 08:29 PM   #8
Master Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,873
WTF
I mean they can do what Apple do and make it 50+ rivets instead, which is much more fun. At the end of the day that's the price you pay for very thin laptops.
wtfh4x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2019, 11:15 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 253
If it's anything like my Spectre then the hinges are with the LCD and it's just four screws to detach the entire LCD with the wires inside the hinges. The worst part will be moving the keyboard. It's 50+ screws.
Was your a spectre x360? I dented my case from a drop and was looking to make a replacement.

Last edited by cloud0; 01-06-2019 at 11:37 PM..
cloud0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2019, 11:11 AM   #10
Master Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,873
Was your a spectre x360? I dented my case from a drop and was looking to make a replacement.
Yup. 10char
wtfh4x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2019, 11:25 AM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 253
Yup. 10char
could you share where did you purchase the replacement chasis from? any link to guides on replacing the chasis?
cloud0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2019, 05:54 PM   #12
Master Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,873
I didn't buy the chassis, I had to replace a keyboard, which is pretty much the same work except moving the LCD over.

You can try eBay and hopefully get one with a keyboard still in it.

Look for the hp service manual online for your model, it will tell you everything.
wtfh4x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2019, 11:05 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 253
I didn't buy the chassis, I had to replace a keyboard, which is pretty much the same work except moving the LCD over.

You can try eBay and hopefully get one with a keyboard still in it.

Look for the hp service manual online for your model, it will tell you everything.
Thanks man
cloud0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2019, 01:16 AM   #14
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 17,496
Okay this is may be 1 of those unusual questions ...

The best condition palmrest/body for my model that I can find at a reasonable price with a keyboard attached, has a couple missing keys. If I transfer the laptop's existing keyboard over, it means I am going to screw and unscrew 100 screws just for the keyboard alone, since y'all saying it's 50 in 1 laptop

Is there any way to safely remove the keys from the existing keyboard that are missing from the replacement palmrest/body, and transfer just those keys over? Is there any guide to do this safely without damaging it so I won't end up with 2 damaged keyboards?
CCCustom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2019, 10:03 PM   #15
Master Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,873
It might not be 50 for your particular model, I just said mine was 50. If you're lucky you can snap this one up with keyboard intact. https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Envy-X36...ty!97008!US!-1
wtfh4x is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On