Have you ever wondered what an HP G72 laptop looks like disassembled? Well now you can stop wondering.
Helpful tip: when your laptop starts overheating and shutting itself down every few days for months, propping it up will work to help it cool itself down in the short term, but cutting corners with your gadgets always catches up with you.
I have had this laptop for almost four years and last month, after overheating repeatedly, it wouldn’t boot up. The fan had completely died and needed to be replaced, and the only way to replace it was to completely disassemble the computer. Luckily, my fiance is a computer super genius. While we are comfortable disassembling and reassembling desktop computers, working with the teeny tiny parts of a laptop was new and super intimidating.
In the end, we had replaced the fan and found that, due to it spontaneously overheating, the hard drive was corrupted and couldn’t be repaired, so I ended up losing everything that was on there, because backups? Surely I won’t need to make those! [Insert massive eye roll and forehead smack here.]
It took a little over a week for us to get it repaired and put back together and I was lucky to have a netbook to get what work I could done in that time, but after this whole experience, I won’t be taking my laptop for granted anymore, and I’ll be making backups.
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