Saturday, March 26, 2016

HP Mini 210 – Disassembling procedure – how to remove the key board – How to remove the HDD – How to remove The RTC battery – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the keyboard
  • How to remove the HDD
  • How to remove the WWAN and GPS Module

HP Mini 210

How to remove Computer feet
The computer feet are adhesive-backed rubber pads. The feet are included in the Rubber Feet Kit, spare part number 622352-001. There are 4 rubber feet that attach to the base enclosure in the locations shown in the following illustration.
How to remove Battery
1. Save your work and shut down the computer.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
4. With the display closed, position the computer upside down on a flat surface with the battery bay toward you.
5. Slide the battery locking latch (1) inward to unlock the battery.
6. Slide and hold the battery release latch (2) while removing the battery (3) from the battery bay.
How to remove Service access cover
Before removing the service access 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
Remove the service access cover:
1. Slide the service access cover release lever (1) to the right.
2. Lift up the edge (2) of the service access cover until the tabs on the opposite side of the cover are clear of the slots in the base enclosure.
3. Remove the cover (3).
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 following components:
a. Battery
b. Service access cover
Remove the hard drive:
1. Disconnect the hard drive cable (1) from the system board.
2. Remove the 3 Phillips 2.0x4.0 screws (2) that secure the hard drive to the computer.
3. Use the Mylar tab (3) to remove the hard drive from the computer
How to remove WWAN and GPS modules (select models only)
Before removing the WWAN or GPS module, 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 following components:
a. Battery
b. Service access cover
Remove the WWAN or GPS module:
1. Disconnect the antenna cable or cables (1) from the WWAN or GPS module.
2. Remove the 2 Phillips 2.0×3.0 screws (2) that secure the WWAN or GPS module to the system
board. (The module tilts up.)
3. Remove the WWAN or GPS module (3) by pulling the module away from the slot at an angle.
How to remove WLAN module
Before removing the WLAN module, 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 device by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Remove the following components:
a. Battery
b. Service access cover
Remove the WLAN module:
1. Disconnect the WLAN antenna cables (1) from the terminals on the WLAN module.
2. Remove the 2 Phillips 2.0×3.0 screws (2) that secure the WLAN module to the system board.
(The WLAN module tilts up.)
3. Remove the WLAN module (3) by pulling the module away from the slot at an angle
How to remove Memory module
Before removing the memory module, 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 following components:
a. Battery
b. Service access cover
Remove the memory module:
1. Pull away the retention clips (1) on each side of the memory module to release the memory module. (The memory module tilts up.)
2. Grasp the edge of the memory module (2), and then pull it out of the memory module slot.
How to remove RTC battery
Before removing the real-time clock (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 following components:
a. Battery
b. Service access cover
Remove the RTC battery:
1. Disconnect the RTC battery cable (1) from the system board.
2. Remove the RTC battery (2) from the computer.
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 following components:
a. Battery
b. Service access cover
Remove the keyboard:
1. Remove the 3 Phillips 2.0×5.0 screws that secure the keyboard to the computer.
2. Turn the computer right-side up, with the front toward you.
3. Open the computer as far as possible.
4. Lift the rear edge of the keyboard until it rests at an angle.
5. Release the zero insertion force (ZIF) connector (1) to which the keyboard cable is attached, and then disconnect the keyboard cable (2)
6. Remove the keyboard.