Installing HP TouchPad Battery
Replace a worn-out battery on your HP TouchPad.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Difficult
Use this guide to replace a worn-out battery.
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- Front Panel Assembly 10 steps
- USB Connector Board 5 steps
- Motherboard Assembly 14 steps
- Battery 1 step
In the following steps, you will use a metal spudger to lift the front panel out from the rear case of your TouchPad.
The front panel is held in by seven clips (boxed in red) that are lightly anchored to the rear case. When you remove the front panel assembly, you are bound to break either the clips or their supports attached to the rear case. We will update this guide as we find replacement parts or a better method to remove the panel.
As you remove the front panel assembly, also be careful not to damage the ambient light sensor (boxed in yellow) or the two antennas (boxed in orange).
Insert a flat metal spudger in the gap between the rubber outer ring on the front panel assembly and the black plastic rear case near the USB connector.
Pry the front panel assembly up from the rear case, being careful not to damage the LCD or the glass panel.
As you work through the following steps, insert your metal spudger and pry the front panel up, but do not try to slide the spudger along the gap you're creating. Always remove your spudger, then insert it at another spot and pry upward.
As in the previous step, use a spudger to pry the front panel up from the rear case along its long edge on the volume button side of the TouchPad.
Continue to pry the front panel assembly up along the volume button side of the TouchPad until there is a gap between it and the rear case.
Use the attached black tab to pull the display data cable straight up and out of its socket on the motherboard.
Pull the cable upwards and not parallel to the face of the motherboard. Doing otherwise may damage the socket on the motherboard.
Take care not to pull on the ribbon that is stuck by adhesive to the bottom of cable you are detaching. It does not need to be disconnected.
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