Wednesday, March 23, 2016

HP Pavilion g4 Notebook – Disassembling procedure – Step by step Disassembling procedure – How to remove the keyboard – How to remove top cover – How to remove HDD – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the battery 
  • How to remove HDD
  • how to remove top cover 

HP Pavilion g4 Notebook

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. Slide the battery release latch (1) to release the battery.
2. Pivot the front edge of the battery (2) up and back.
3. Remove the battery (3) from the computer.
How to remove Service door
Before removing the service door, remove the battery (see Battery on page 31).
1. Using a small Phillips screwdriver, loosen the service door screw (1).
2. Slide the service door (2) forward slightly and lift the front right corner (3) to tilt the service door.
3. Remove the service door (4) at an angle.
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
5. Remove the service door
Remove the optical drive:
1. Using a small Phillips screwdriver, remove the Phillips M2.5 x 6.5 screw (1) that secures the optical drive to the computer.
2. Insert a screwdriver or other narrow tool through the release access hole (2) in the bottom of the computer. Push the rear of the optical drive until it is released.
3. Pull the optical drive (3) out from the front until the optical drive is completely removed 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
5. Remove the service door
Remove the hard drive:
1. Disconnect the hard drive cable (1) from the computer.
2. Lift the hard drive (2) to remove.
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 service door
6. Remove the optical drive
7. Remove the hard drive
Remove the keyboard:
1. Remove the Phillips M2.5×6.5 screw that secures the keyboard to the computer.
2. Turn the computer right-side up with the front toward you and open the display.
3. Stand the computer on its left side.
4. Insert a finger or thin tool into the optical drive bay, and then press on the back of the keyboard until the keyboard disengages from the computer.
5. Turn the computer right-side up with the front toward you.
6. Lift the rear edge (1) of the keyboard , and then move the keyboard (2) toward the display panel.
7. Tilt the keyboard forward (1) onto the palm rest. Release the zero insertion force (ZIF) connector (2) to which the keyboard cable is attached, and then disconnect the keyboard cable (3) from the system board
8. Remove the keyboard.
How to remove Top cover
Before removing the top 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 service door
6. Remove the optical drive
7. Remove the hard drive
8. Remove the keyboard
Remove the top cover:
1. Disconnect these cables from the system board:
(1) Power button board ZIF cable
(2) Speaker cable
(3) TouchPad button board ZIF cable
2. Remove the following screws under the keyboard:
(1) Three Phillips M2.5 x 3.0
(2) Three Phillips M2.5 x 6.5
3. Close the computer.
4. Turn the computer upside down, with the front toward you.
5. Remove the following screws that secure the top cover to the computer:
(1) Two Phillips M2.5 x 7.5
(2) Five Phillips M2.5 x 6.5
6. Turn the computer right-side up, with the front toward you.
7. Open the computer.
8. Lift the front edge of the top cover (1) until the left and right sides disengage from the base enclosure.
9. Remove the top cover (2).