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Introduction

You should use this guide if the battery in your HP EliteBook 1050 G1 is defective. This usually occurs after you’ve had the laptop for an extended period of time and it no longer holds a charge for very long. This guide will help you bring your device back to life and extend its charge drastically.

For this guide, you will need a Phillips head screwdriver, an iFixit opening tool, and a spudger. This guide is also a helpful prerequisite if you need to replace other components inside the body of your device.

  1. Close your laptop and turn it over so that the side without the HP logo is facing you. Using the TR9 screwdriver, loosen the nine screws from the base of the device.
    • Close your laptop and turn it over so that the side without the HP logo is facing you.

    • Using the TR9 screwdriver, loosen the nine screws from the base of the device.

    • These screws do not come out. Instead of removing them, you should simply loosen all the screws and proceed to the next step.

  2. Remove the base by inserting the plastic opening tool into the slit between the two portions of the case and gently prying the metal cover away from the body of the device. Slowly work your way around the edge of the base.
    • Remove the base by inserting the plastic opening tool into the slit between the two portions of the case and gently prying the metal cover away from the body of the device.

    • Slowly work your way around the edge of the base.

    • Lift the cover of the laptop off of the body of the device.

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  4. Find the connector between the battery and the device. It is on the left-hand side above the battery. Use the spudger to gently pull the corners of the connector away from the black housing. Alternate working each corner to avoid damaging the connector.
    • Find the connector between the battery and the device. It is on the left-hand side above the battery.

    • Use the spudger to gently pull the corners of the connector away from the black housing.

    • Alternate working each corner to avoid damaging the connector.

  5. Remove the seven black 3mm Phillips #00 screws next to the M2x3 label along the edge of the battery using the Phillips #00 screwdriver. There are arrows next to the labels that will help you identify the screws.
    • Remove the seven black 3mm Phillips #00 screws next to the M2x3 label along the edge of the battery using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • There are arrows next to the labels that will help you identify the screws.

    • HP placed Threadlocker Blue Sealant around the screws to keep them from loosening, so be careful to not strip the screws. To avoid this, apply constant downward pressure on the screws during this step.

    • In this step, a JIS #00 screwdriver could be more useful than a regular Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  6. Grip the battery by the edges and lift it  out of its housing.
    • Grip the battery by the edges and lift it out of its housing.

Conclusion

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

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