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27 April 2013 - 09:04 PMI have the same laptop model (or very similar.) All I have to say is good luck, I'm interested to know the results because getting this thing apart is half the battle. I suggest Youtube to help you get it apart, I've taken mine apart only once to clean it and 100000 screws later I decided it wasn't worth it to totally disassemble it.
Art and Crafts stores will sell you jewelry or bead boxes that are great for organizing screws, every layer in a new box, I've even drawn rough schematics of where every screw goes on butcher paper and taped each screw to the paper. Laptops all have a metric ton of screws.
27 April 2013 - 05:56 PMFirst and foremost, that price is way too high. It'd be cheaper to call HP and order direct than that. (or surf Ebay)
The fan in the DV6 series is:
QuoteHP Part 579158-001 Fan/heat sink assembly for use only with computer models equipped with graphics subsystems with
discrete memory (includes replacement thermal material)
According to the HP repair manual (here) (page 4-40) you'll need to do a pretty deep dis-assembly, and you will need to have fresh thermal compound on hand.
You will need to buy the exact part number, and depending on the design the heatsink (it looks like it just screws in to me) and fan may be a unit. Searching by the part number should yield a lot better prices than by laptop model
For instance, here's just a fan. If you can retain the mountings to the heatsink, and get some thermal compound online to re-install the heatsink, you can simply replace the fan for $22, because I searched by part instead of machine model:
http://www.ebay.com/...w-/160873234348 (ships from China though)
Here's the entire assembly, sold from the US: http://www.ebay.com/...=item2c6e3179f9
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100014 Simple thermal compound, most laptop heatsink assemblies are small pads on the top of each chip, a very little goes a long way here.
15 April 2013 - 05:17 PMThe Retro Mercurial repository is back in service.
13 April 2013 - 08:40 PMDefinitely keep me posted when this comes out, then.
13 April 2013 - 08:35 PM
I really like this, but I'm easily impressed by "genesis" remixes.