Updating video card in hp notebook computer
You can find the HP spare part number in the service manual. Remove one screw securing the Wi-Fi cover and remove the cover. Remove three (yellow) screws securing the keyboard. In the following steps we will disassemble the display panel and remove the LCD screen. There are two screw seals located in the lower left and right corners. Service manual for HP G70 or Compaq Presario CQ70 (page 4-20).
I linked to service manuals at the end of this guide. It is not necessary to remove the memory and hard drive covers. Remove four (red) screws securing the keyboard cover. Disconnect the video cable connector from the motherboard. Remove these seals with a sharp object and remove screws found under the seals.
By the way, HP G50/G60/G70 models also known as Compaq Presario CQ50, Presario CQ60 and Presario CQ70. You’ll have to disconnect the cable from the webcam before disconnecting the video cable. Remove sticky tape securing the video cable connector and unplug the video cable. Remove three screws securing the bracket and remove the bracket. The LCD screen model number is located on the sticker.
In most notebooks you can replace the screen without separating the display panel from the base but not in HP G50/G60/G70. The inverter board is mounted on the bottom side of the display cover. You can remove and replace the inverter board without removing the screen. In my laptop I had this model installed: B154EW08 v.1 The HP part numbers for LCD screen and other parts can be found in service manuals and here they are.
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In G50 and G60 the keyboard screws are located in the battery compartment. You have to unlock the connector and release the cable before removing the keyboard. The white clip must stay attached to the connector base. Move the cover towards the display to separate from the top cover. Turn the laptop upside down and disconnect two antenna cables from the wireless card.
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before installing updated drivers to avoid driver conflicts.
In the following guide I explain how to remove and replace damaged LCD screen on HP G50/G60/G70 notebooks. Remove the inverter board from the cover and disconnect one connector from the right side. My HP G50 notebook didn’t have the webcam installed and the webcam cable was taped to the display cover.
I’m replacing it on a HP G50 but all disassembly steps should be almost the same or at least very similar for HP G60 and G70. If you have a HP G60/G70 notebook, most likely it came with the webcam. If you are replacing it, you’ll have to transfer the left and right mounting brackets to the new screen.
Please check your Notebook manufacturer's website for updated drivers.