Thursday, March 17, 2016

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 Notebook – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the display unit – how to remove the bottom cover – how to remove HDD – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the bottom cover
  • How to remove the RTC battery
  • How to remove the display unit 



HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 Notebook

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
How to remove Battery
Before removing the battery, follow these steps:
1. Turn off 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 the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
Remove the battery:
1. Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
2. Position the computer with the rear toward you.
3. Slide the battery lock latch (1) to the unlocked position
4. Slide the battery release latch (2) to release the battery.
5. Remove the battery (3).
How to remove Service cover
Before removing the service cover, follow these steps:
1. Turn off 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 the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
Remove the service cover:
1. Lift up on the rear edge of the service cover (1) until the left and right sides detach from the computer.
2. Remove the service cover (2).
How to remove Hard drive
Before removing the hard drive, follow these steps:
1. Turn off 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 the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices 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. Release the hard drive connector cable from the routing channel (2) built into the base enclosure.
3. Remove the four Phillips PM2.0×2.75 screws (3) that secure the hard drive to the computer.
4. Remove the hard drive.
How to remove WLAN module
Before removing the WLAN module, follow these steps:
1. Turn off 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 the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
5. Remove the service cover
Remove the WLAN module:
1. Disconnect the WLAN antenna cables (1) from the terminals on the WLAN module.
2. Remove the Phillips PM2.0×3.5 screw (2) that secures 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 RTC battery
Before removing the RTC battery, follow these steps:
1. Turn off 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 the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices 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. Release the RTC battery cable (2) from the routing channel built into the bottom cover.
3. Detach the RTC battery (3) from the bottom cover. (The RTC battery is attached to the bottom cover by double-sided tape.)
How to remove Display assembly
Before removing the display assembly, follow these steps:
1. Turn off 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 the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
5. Remove the service cover
Remove the display assembly:
1. Remove the rear rubber feet (1).
The rear rubber feet are included in the Rubber Feet Kit, spare part number 730888-001.
2. Remove the two Phillips PM2.2×5.5 screws (2) that secure the rear corner covers to the computer.
3. Remove the left and right rear corner covers (3).
The rear corner covers are included in the bottom cover spare part kit, spare part number
730887-001.
4. Disconnect the wireless antenna cables (1) from the WLAN module.
5. Release the wireless antenna cables from the retention clips (2) and routing channel built into the bottom cover.
6. Disconnect the display panel cable (3) from the system board.
7. Release the display panel cable from the retention clips (4) and routing channel built into the bottom cover.
8. Remove the four Phillips PM2.0×5.5 screws (1) and the two Phillips PM2.5×10.5 screws (2) that secure the display assembly to the computer.
9. Open the display hinges (3) as far as they will open.
10. Separate the display assembly (4) from the computer.
How to remove Bottom cover
Before removing the bottom cover, follow these steps:
1. Turn off 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 the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
5. Remove the service cover
6. Disconnect the RTC battery cable from the system board
7. Remove the display assembly
Remove the bottom cover:
1. Release the zero insertion force (ZIF) connector (1) to which the keyboard cable is attached, and then disconnect the keyboard cable from the system board.
2. Release the ZIF connector (2) to which the TouchPad button board cable is attached, and then disconnect the TouchPad button board cable from the system board.
4. Remove the thirteen Phillips PM2.0×4.5 screws that secure the bottom cover to the top cover.
5. Remove the bottom cover from the top cover.

BIOS update
1. From the Start screen, type support, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
2. Click Updates and tune-ups, and then click Check for HP updates now.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
4. At the download area, follow these steps:
a. Identify the most recent BIOS update and compare it to the BIOS version currently installed on your computer. If the update is more recent than your BIOS, make a note of the date, name, or other identifier. You may need this information to locate the update later, after it has been downloaded to your hard drive.
b. Follow the on-screen instructions to download your selection to the hard drive. If the update is more recent than your BIOS, make a note of the path to the location on your hard drive where the BIOS update is downloaded. You will need to access this path when you are ready to install the update.
BIOS installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that are revealed on the screen after the download is complete. If no instructions are revealed, follow these steps:
1. From the Start screen, type e, and then select File Explorer.
2. Click your hard drive designation. The hard drive designation is typically Local Disk (C:).
3. Using the hard drive path you recorded earlier, open the folder on your hard drive that contains the update.
4. Double-click the file that has an .exe extension (for example, filename.exe).
The BIOS installation begins.
5. Complete the installation by following the on-screen instructions.