Friday, March 18, 2016

HP HDX 16 – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the battery – Optical drive removal – Hard disc removal – Key board removal – laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove keyboard 
  • How to remove RTC battery 
  • Optical drive removal 



HP HDX 16 

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
How to remove Battery
Before disassembling the computer, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
Remove the battery:
1. Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the front toward you.
2. Slide the battery release latch 1 to release the battery.
3. Pivot the battery 2 upward and remove it 3 from the computer.
How to remove Optical drive
Before removing the optical drive, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
Remove the optical drive:
1. Position the computer with the left side toward you.
2. Remove the Phillips PM2.5×7.0 screw 1 that secures the optical drive to the computer.
3. Insert an unbent paper clip or similar tool into the optical drive tab access 2 and push the tab forward to release the optical drive from the computer.
4. Remove the optical drive 3 from the computer.
How to remove Hard drive
Before removing the hard drive, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
Remove the hard drive:
1. Loosen the four Phillips PM2.5×6.0 captive screws 1 that secure the hard drive cover to the computer.
2. Lift the rear edge of the hard drive cover 2, swing it up and forward, and then remove the cover 3. The hard drive cover is included in the Plastics Kit, spare part number 496477-001.
3. Disconnect the hard drive cable 1 from the system board.
4. Grasp the Mylar tabs 2 on the hard drive and slide the hard drive 3 to the left.
5. Remove the hard drive from the hard drive bay 4.
How to remove RTC battery
Before removing the RTC battery, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
5. Remove the hard drive cover
Remove the RTC battery:
» Lift the RTC battery from the socket.
How to remove Keyboard cover
Before removing the keyboard cover, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then
unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
5. Remove the switch cover
Remove the keyboard cover:
1. Turn the computer upside down, with the rear toward you.
2. Remove the two Phillips PM2.0×4.0 screws that secure the keyboard cover to the computer.
3. Turn the computer display-side up, with the front toward you.
4. Open the computer as far as possible.
5. Release the keyboard cover by lifting the front edge 1 until it rests at an angle.
6. Lift the keyboard cover 2 as far as the power button board cable allows.
7. Disconnect the LED board cable from the LED board.
8. Remove the keyboard cover.
How to remove Keyboard
Before removing the keyboard, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then
unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
5. Remove the switch cover
6. Remove the keyboard cover
Remove the keyboard:
1. Turn the computer upside down, with the front toward you.
2. Remove the two Phillips PM2.5×7.0 screws that secure the keyboard to the computer.
3. Turn the computer display-side up, with the front toward you.
4. Open the computer as far as possible.
5. Remove the Phillips PM2.0×4.0 screw that secures the keyboard to the computer.