Thursday, March 03, 2016

HP Notebook - HP 245 G4 Notebook – Disassembling procedure – HDD removal – Bottom cover removal- Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • Disassembling procedure 
  • HDD Removal
  • eMMC Drive removal 



HP 245 G4 Notebook 

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
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.
To remove the battery:
1. Position the computer upside down on a flat surface.
2. Slide the battery lock latch (1), and then slide the battery release latch (2) to release the battery.
3. Remove the battery from the computer (3).

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
To remove the optical drive:
1. Remove the Phillips PM2.5×6.0 screw (1) that secures the optical drive to the computer.
2. Remove the optical drive (2) by sliding it out of the optical drive bay.

Reverse this procedure to reassemble and install the optical drive.
Bottom cover
Before removing the bottom 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 optical drive, if installed.
To remove the bottom cover:
1. Position the computer upside down with the front toward you.
2. Remove the 2 broadhead Phillips PM2.0×2.0 screws (1) from the optical drive bay.
3. Remove the two rubber feet from rear of the bottom of the computer (2)
4. Remove the 4 Phillips PM2.5×6.0 screws (3) from the rear corners of the computer.

5. Remove the 11 Phillips PM2.5×6.0 screws that secure the bottom cover to the computer.

6. Start prying near the optical drive bay (1) and work around to the back (2) and side (3) to separate the bottom cover from computer (1).
7. Remove the bottom cover (4).

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.
5. Remove the optical drive .if installed.
6. Remove the bottom cover
To remove the hard drive:
1. Disconnect the hard drive cable from the system board (1).
2. Lift the hard drive assembly from the computer (2).

3. To disassemble the hard drive, pull the connector away from the drive to remove it (1).
4. Flex the bracket to remove it from the hard drive (2).

eMMC drive
Before removing the eMMC 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
5. Remove the optical drive, if installed.
6. Remove the bottom cover.
To remove the eMMC drive:
1. Disconnect the drive cable from the system board (1).
2. Remove the three Phillips PM2.0×3.0 screws (2) that secure the eMMC drive to the computer.
3. Lift the drive from the computer (3).

4. Remove the bracket by lifting it (1) to release the adhesive (2) that secures the bracket to the computer.