Introduction

You can use this guide to help you safely and effectively remove the screen from your HP 15-r137wm TouchSmart device.

  1. Make sure that the device is powered off and unplugged before removing components.
    • Make sure that the device is powered off and unplugged before removing components.

    • Remove all ten (10) 5.5 mm Phillips #0 screws.

    • Remove the two (2) plastic tabs located at the rear of the panel. Locate the two (2) 7.5mm Phillips #0 screws underneath the pads and remove.

  2. Use a wide plastic opening tool to pry off the top casing.
    • Use a wide plastic opening tool to pry off the top casing.

    • Be cautious not to crack the casing near the keyboard as it is quite fragile.

    • Lift the cover off carefully as there are wires still attached to internal components.

    • After panel is removed, use an anti-static wrist strap to ensure the motherboard does not get any external shocks from static discharge.

    • The connection for the track pad is still connected.

    • Move the keyboard slightly out of the way to locate the connection.

    • Disconnect the small wire protruding from the motherboard underneath the metal plate.

    • Locate the connection between the power button and the connecting cable.

    • Do not lift the front panel off to far as the cable is still attached.

    • Remove the cable from the motherboard carefully.

    • Disconnect the connection between the keyboard the the motherboard.

    • Remove the four (4) 2.5mm by 3.5mm Phillips #0 screws from the metal retaining plate.

    • Lift the metal retaining plate off and away from the device.

    • Slide the CD drive out slowly by pulling it to the right. There are no screws attached, but there is a connection to the motherboard.

    • Locate the small connection on the motherboard and disconnect it by slowly pulling it away from the motherboard.

    • Slowly disconnect the cable as the wires are very small and fragile

    • Remove the three (3) 2.5mm by 3.5mm Phillips #0 screws from the fan.

    • Remove the cooling fan from the housing carefully.

    • The fan may be connected to the small foam screen. Pull gently to release it.

    • Remove the 5.5mm Phillips #0 screw.

    • Gently pull and slide the video card out of its connector.

    • Lift up tape, and then remove the power cable from its connector.

    • Remove all four (4) 5.5mm Phillips #0 screws.

    • Remove the one (1) 2.5mm Phillips #0 screw.

    • Since all of the screws are now removed, the screen will begin to fall off on its own. make sure the screen is supported before removal.

    • The screen can now be lifted out of place from the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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