Saturday, March 12, 2016

HP Pavilion g7 Notebook – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the keyboard – How to remove the top cover – How to remove the Battery – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the top cover 
  • How to remove the keyboard 
  • How to remove and replace RTC battery 



HP Pavilion g7

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
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 639455-001. There are 4 rubber feet that attach to the base enclosure in the locations illustrated below.
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.
To insert the battery:
1. Align the tabs on the rear edge of the battery with the notches on the rear edge of the battery bay.
2. Pivot the front edge of the battery down into the battery bay until it is seated. (The battery release latch will automatically lock into place.)
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. Loosen the two captive screws (1) that secure the service cover to the computer.
2. Lift the rear edge of the service cover (2) up and forward until it rests at an angle.
3. Remove the service cover. The service cover is available in the Plastics Kit, spare part number 640216-001.
4. Remove the Phillips PM2.5×4.0 screw (1) that secures the optical drive to the computer.
5. Remove the optical drive (2) by sliding it out of the optical drive bay.
6. If it is necessary to replace the optical drive bracket, position the optical drive with the rear panel toward you.
7. Remove the two Phillips PM2.0×4.0 screws (1) that secure the bracket to the optical drive.
8. Remove the optical drive bracket (2).
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 cover
Remove the hard drive:
1. Disconnect the hard drive connector cable (1) from the system board.
2. Lift the front edge of the hard drive (2) until it rests at an angle.
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 service cover
Remove the RTC battery:
1. Disconnect the RTC battery cable (1) from the system board.
2. Slide the RTC battery (2) out from under the surface of the base enclosure.
3. Remove the RTC battery (3) from the system board. (The RTC battery is attached to the system board with double-sided tape.)
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 cover
Remove the keyboard:
1. Remove the Phillips PM2.5×7.0 screw that secures the keyboard to the computer.
2. Rest the computer on its left side.
3. Open the computer.
4. Insert a screw driver or similar thin tool into the keyboard screw hole, 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 of the keyboard, and then swing the keyboard up and forward until it rests upside down on the palm rest.
7. Release the zero insertion force (ZIF) connector (1) to which the keyboard cable is attached, and then disconnect the keyboard cable (2) 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 and then remove the following components:
# Optical drive
# Hard drive
# Keyboard
Remove the top cover:
1. Close the computer.
2. Turn the computer upside down, with the front toward you.
3. Remove the 12 Phillips PM2.5×7.0 screws that secure the top cover to the computer.
4. Remove the two Phillips PM2.5×7.0 screws (1) in the hard drive bay and the three Phillips PM2.5×6.0 screws (2) in the battery bay that secure the top cover to the computer.
5. Turn the computer right-side up, with the front toward you.
6. Open the computer.