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Sometimes it's necessary to replace a defective battery or remove it to test an AC adapter. This guide shows how to replace the battery of the HP Chromebook 11 G4.

  1. HP Chromebook 11 G4 Battery Replacement, Keyboard: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Position the closed Chromebook with the rubber pads are facing up.

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    • Slide the flat end of the spudger under the rubber pads at the upper right-hand and the upper left-hand corners.

    • Pry off the rubber pads to reveal a screw under each pad.

    • The rubber pads are attached with a strong adhesive. The force applied may damage the pads.

  3. HP Chromebook 11 G4 Battery Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 HP Chromebook 11 G4 Battery Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the eleven 6mm Phillips #1 screws.

  4. HP Chromebook 11 G4 Battery Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Flip over the Chromebook and open it.

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    • Insert the flat end of the spudger between the bottom body of the Chromebook and keyboard body.

    • Slide the spudger along the gap, applying downward pressure to separate the two components.

    • You should hear popping sounds as you slide the spudger along the edge.

    • If the spudger gets stuck while sliding, simply slide the spudger back for a bit, and continue sliding forward.

  6. HP Chromebook 11 G4 Battery Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the bottom of the keyboard assembly to reveal the internal components of the device.

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    • Use the pointed end of the spudger to flip up the black tabs on the two ZIF connectors located on the motherboard.

    • Disconnect the ribbon cables from the motherboard by gently sliding them out of their sockets.

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    • Remove the keyboard assembly by lifting it off the laptop base.

  9. HP Chromebook 11 G4 Battery Replacement, Battery: step 9, image 1 of 2 HP Chromebook 11 G4 Battery Replacement, Battery: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the six 4mm Phillips #1 screws.

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    • Disconnect the bundled power cable by grasping both edges with your fingers and pulling.

  11. HP Chromebook 11 G4 Battery Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the battery out of the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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Christopher Flood

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wow so this is what computer technicians do.

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Christopher, your step by step is superb! I am one grateful chicky. Thanks to your guide, I didn't have to replace my laptop! It worked like a charm, despite not owning a spudger. I had to improvise and used a butter knife for tha unclipping of keyboard and my fingernails to unclip tha component clips and didn't even damage my rubber pads! Thank you so very much!!!

Jammie Brasher - Reply

Video was great. Disassembly and assembly took about 1 hour

Jorge De Joya - Reply

Measured power supply voltage as 6V. Not sure if this is enough to bring down the computer. Spec says is should be 7.7Vdc.

Jorge De Joya - Reply

Excellent! So easy to follow! Thank you for the well written guide and tips.

Martha Webb - Reply

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