Friday, April 08, 2016

HP Pavilion dv7 – Disassembling procedure – How to replace the key board – how to replace the RTC battery – How to Remove the HDD – Laptop repair and Service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove and replace the Keyboard
  • How to Remove battery
  • How to remove the RTC battery  

HP Pavilion dv7

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 516326-001. 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. Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
2. Slide the battery release latch (1) to release the battery.
3. Pivot the battery (2) upward and remove it from the computer.
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. Position the computer with the front toward you.
2. Remove the Phillips PM2.5×7.0 screw (1) that secures the optical drive to the computer.
3. Remove the optical drive (2).
How to remove Primary hard drive cover
Before removing the primary hard drive 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 primary hard drive cover:
1. Loosen the four Phillips PM2.5×6.0 captive screws (1) that secure the primary hard drive cover to the computer.
2. Lift the right side (2) of the primary hard drive cover, and then remove the cover (3).
How to remove Secondary hard drive cover
Before removing the secondary hard drive 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 primary hard drive cover
Remove the secondary hard drive cover:
1. Loosen the three Phillips PM2.5×6.0 captive screws (1) that secure the secondary hard drive cover to the computer.
2. Lift the rear edge (2), and 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 battery
5. Remove the primary hard drive cover
Remove the hard drive:
1. Use the Mylar tab (1) to slide the hard drive to the left (2), and then lift it to release it from the hard drive bay.
2. Disconnect the hard drive cable (3) from the system board.
3. Remove the hard drive (4).
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 primary hard drive cover
Remove the RTC battery:
­ Remove the RTC battery from the socket on the system board.
How to remove Switch cover and keyboard
Before removing the switch cover and 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 primary hard drive cover
Remove the switch cover and keyboard:
1. Remove the following screws:
(1) Three Phillips PM2.5×7.0 screws that secure the keyboard to the computer
(2) Three Phillips PM2.5×7.0 screws that secure the switch cover to the computer
(3) Four Phillips PM2.5×3.0 screws that secure the switch cover to the computer
2. Turn the computer display-side up, with the front toward you.
3. Open the computer as far as possible.
4. Lift the rear edge of the switch cover until it detaches from the computer.
5. Lift the switch cover (1) to access the keyboard screws.
6. Remove the four Phillips PM2.0×4.0 screws (2) that secure the keyboard to the computer.
7. Lift the keyboard (3) until the keyboard connector on the system board is accessible.
8. Release the zero insertion force (ZIF) connector (1) to which the keyboard cable is connected and disconnect the cable (2) from the system board.
9. Remove the keyboard.
10. Disconnect the power button board cable (1) from the low insertion force (LIF) connector on the system board.
11. Disconnect the LED board cable (2) from the LIF connector on the system board.
12. Remove the switch cover.