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hp ze5155 problems

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by ironman3452, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. ironman3452

    ironman3452 Flightless Bird

    i have a hp ze5155 laptop, need to change the cmos battery, removed
    screws on bottom of case, still will not open
     
  2. Guy

    Guy Flightless Bird

  3. jfg

    jfg Flightless Bird

    "ironman3452" <ironman3452.45ytrb@no.email.invalid> wrote in message
    news:ironman3452.45ytrb@no.email.invalid...
    >
    > i have a hp ze5155 laptop, need to change the cmos battery, removed
    > screws on bottom of case, still will not open
    >

    I have never opened this model but this may help. Try opening the top by
    removing the button strip, then the keyboard. You may find additional
    screws that anchor the parts to the bottom. You also may find that once the
    keyboard is removed, the battery will be looking right at you. Some, but
    not all, laptop designs make changing the battery easy. Most assume that
    you'll take it to a tech for service anyway. It's worth a try. HTH, J
     
  4. Pen

    Pen Flightless Bird

    On 2/5/2010 12:29 PM, Guy wrote:
    > http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/bph08402.pdf
    >
    > Do you have this manual? 6 MB download
    >
    >

    Page 2-38 will tell you what to do, BUT unless you are
    experienced in servicing laptops I would caution you not to
    do it. It's mind bendingly complex in this model. It's
    unbelieveable, you have to remove the motherboard to get to it.
     
  5. ~misfit~

    ~misfit~ Flightless Bird

    Somewhere on teh intarwebs Pen wrote:
    > On 2/5/2010 12:29 PM, Guy wrote:
    >> http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/bph08402.pdf
    >>
    >> Do you have this manual? 6 MB download
    >>

    > Page 2-38 will tell you what to do, BUT unless you are
    > experienced in servicing laptops I would caution you not to
    > do it. It's mind bendingly complex in this model. It's
    > unbelieveable, you have to remove the motherboard to get to it.


    After working on ThinkPads for the last couple of years I've been seriously
    spoilt. I can change most ThinkPad's CPU in a few minutes, half an hour at
    most.

    The other day I decided to upgrade the CPU in an older Compaq laptop I have
    that I don't really know what to do with. It doesn't have wifi and the
    battery's dead so it's not worth much to sell, in fact I'd get more for the
    parts than the laptop. I hate that. How can a working, reliable laptop with
    a genuine Win XP Pro COA not be worth more than the sum of half of it's
    parts? Crazy.

    It had a Celeron M 1.3GHz with 512KB of L2 cache, I fitted a Dothan 1.8GHz
    with 2MB of cache. It flies now *and* runs cooler as the Celeron didn't have
    speed-step and ran at 1.3GHz all the time. The Dothan drops to 600MHz and a
    really low vcore when it's not under load and even at it's full speed of
    1.8GHz has a lower vcore than the old Celeron and produces less heat. LOL,
    not that it needs the extra power as I'm currently only using it as a music
    player with some decent 2.1 speakers plugged into it. However less heat is
    good.

    Anyway, I had to remove the bloody *screen* to get to the CPU (not to
    mention a whole bunch of other bits incuding the complete top of the
    case...). Give me ThinkPads any day.
    --
    Cheers,
    Shaun.

    "Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's
    warm for the rest of his life." Terry Pratchet, 'Jingo'.
    Nota bene: 'Return to' email is very rarely checked, if at all. It's spam
    city but is a req of my NNTP providor.
     
  6. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:hkladi$geb$1@news.eternal-september.org,
    ~misfit~ typed on Sun, 7 Feb 2010 16:01:01 +1300:
    > After working on ThinkPads for the last couple of years I've been
    > seriously spoilt. I can change most ThinkPad's CPU in a few minutes,
    > half an hour at most.


    The Gateway laptops in the M and MX series are like this. As if you know
    how one comes apart, you know how to take virtually all of them apart.
    And it only takes 10 minutes to completely disassemble the whole thing
    in pieces. And there is a trap door to replace the CPU and to clean the
    fan and the air ducts.

    This was true for the years that Windows XP was installed for so many
    years. I haven't worked on any that came with Vista or Windows 7 yet. So
    I don't know if they are the same or not.

    So ThinkPads were the same way, eh?

    > The other day I decided to upgrade the CPU in an older Compaq laptop
    > I have that I don't really know what to do with. It doesn't have wifi
    > and the battery's dead so it's not worth much to sell, in fact I'd
    > get more for the parts than the laptop. I hate that. How can a
    > working, reliable laptop with a genuine Win XP Pro COA not be worth
    > more than the sum of half of it's parts? Crazy.


    Virtually everything is worth more in parts than it is for the whole
    thing. Nothing new there. Sad I know, but not much you can do about it.

    --
    Bill
    Asus EEE PC 702G8 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
    Windows XP SP2
     

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