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HP 15-f033wm CD Reader Replacement

What you need

  1. HP 15-f033wm CD Reader Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Turn power off using the power button located in the top left corner of the keyboard. Press and hold the power button for 3 seconds until it turns off.

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    • Close the laptop and flip it over so that the HP cover logo is on the underside of the laptop.

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    • Locate the battery and the two switches that release the battery when they are unlocked.

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    • Slide the left switch to the right so that the icon of a locked padlock is no longer visible and the icon of an unlocked padlock is now visible.

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    • With your left hand, slide the right switch to the left and hold it in place. This will unlock the battery and allow you to easily slide it out of its port.

    • While holding the switch in place, use your right hand to gently remove the battery from its port.

  6. HP 15-f033wm CD Reader Replacement, Palm Rest Disassembly: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the thirteen 7 mm PH1 Phillips head screws from the bottom of the laptop.

  7. HP 15-f033wm CD Reader Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Pry up and detach the keyboard. Starting at the top, slowly work the side and pull the keyboard away from you to unseat the bottom tabs.

  8. HP 15-f033wm CD Reader Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the keyboard connection from the laptop by flipping up the black tab on the ZIF connector.

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    • Remove the palm rest using the blue spudger tool.

  10. HP 15-f033wm CD Reader Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the five 3 mm PH1 Phillips head screws underneath keyboard.

  11. HP 15-f033wm CD Reader Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Remove metal keyboard underlayment.

    • There is no way to separate the palm rest from the keyboard. They both are removed as an assembly.

  12. HP 15-f033wm CD Reader Replacement, CD Reader: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Remove metal bar on top of the CD drive. Do this by removing 3 mm PH1 Phillips head screw that is just below the bottom right corner of CD drive.

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    • Remove the 3 mm PH1 Phillips head screw that is just to the left of the CD drive.

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    • Carefully push the CD drive from its left side out of the laptop.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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