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Cracking Open the Compaq Presario V2000 Laptop

Presario Battery

The Presario is equipped, by default, with a Lithium Ion battery. The battery sits within its own horizontal compartment, as seen here at the top of the image.

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15 comments
avFasano
avFasano

I'm trying to locate the "voltage regulator". I'm having power issues and have narrowed down the possibilities to a couple this but the voltage regulator is my prime suspect. Once I can locate it, I can use a volt-o-meter to determine if it is in fact in need of replacement. Any idea how many volts are suppose to be running through it? Any idea if this part is even replaceable?? Any help is much appreciated.

canarykaraoke
canarykaraoke

Thank U Thank U Finally worked out how to remove casing after undoing screws. 4 Niggly bits on batery needed popping from back of the casing.

jarvis_lincoln
jarvis_lincoln

Very enlightening photo gallery and explanations. This gives me more courage to repair my own laptop, I previously stuck to repairing only my PCs. Thank you very much for taking the time out to post this info.

wbagay
wbagay

I am glad I can now get visual support for my v2000

bsaunders43
bsaunders43

Is this supposed to mean something? What?

info
info

Mine did the same thing! A display is about $200 so I just bought a new laptop!

zulkharnain
zulkharnain

heats up a lot, gives one hr battery max on multimedia application

braunp
braunp

One of the things I would have liked to see - more inf on what screws were where during the dismantling process.

IW4
IW4

...but an inverter (the typical cause of this issue on V2000s) is about $10 and a half-hour of work.

gerbo_san
gerbo_san

Greetings, get the manual of your laptop. I got the pdf manual of a HP C758LA and it show every piece of the laptop, the codes to ask for replacement too.

info
info

Would you please explain what an inverter is, where to get one and how to install it?

IW4
IW4

If you can see the screen that well, the issue may be in the LCD itself. Check that the connector is properly seated (remove and reseat if necessary), and if it still does that...well, it's probably best that you bought that new one.

info
info

When I turn the computer on the screen is brightly lit but it is all white. Does that mean that the inverter is working?