Cracking Open the Compaq Presario V2000 Laptop

Presario Undercarriage

The Presario V2000 features an exhaust fan (to help direct heat away from the CPU and outside the chassis), which can be seen toward the right.

The unit's hard disk sits behind a compartment beneath the exhaust fan, while the integrated wireless network card sits to the left of the hard disk compartment.

The laptop's RAM sits within a compartment to the left of the CPU exhaust fan. The battery, meanwhile, sits within its own horizonal compartment at the top of this image.


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