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  1. HP EliteBook 1050 G1 Keyboard Panel Replacement, Motherboard: step 1, image 1 of 2 HP EliteBook 1050 G1 Keyboard Panel Replacement, Motherboard: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 5.5mm screws with a Torx T8 driver.

    • Remove the five 8.7mm screws with a Torx T8 driver.

    • Remove the two 6.6mm screws with a Torx T8 driver.

    • Pry open the backplate with a Jimmy.

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    • Remove the two 1.9mm screws from the SSDs with a Phillips #0 driver.

    • Disconnect the two PCIe SSDs by sliding them out of each port.

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    • Pull the clips on either side of the RAM chip away from each other using your fingers.

    • As you pry apart the clips, the RAM should pop up to rest at an angle to the motherboard.

    • Slide the RAM chips out of their respective slots.

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    • Remove eight 4.5 mm screws from the battery with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Disconnect the white tipped battery cable from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the six 4.5mm screws from the fan assembly using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Unscrew four 3.6mm screws from the heatsink assembly with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • These "captive" screws are connected to the heatsink and will not detach from it.

    • Remove the fan assembly.

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    • Unplug the seven ZIF connecters from the motherboard by flipping up the black switches with a spudger and pulling out the cables.

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    • Remove two 1.9mm screws from the display cable bracket using a Phillips #00 driver.

    • Remove the two connectors on the right side gently.

    • Remove the connector on right side of motherboard.

    • Remove the three 4.5mm screws using a Phillips #00 driver and remove the bracket.

    • Remove the two coaxial cables.

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    • Remove the two 3mm screws using a Phillips #00 driver.

    • Remove the motherboard by lifting it up and out of the case.

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    • Peel back the black cover on the keyboard.

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    • Remove all 52 screws from the keyboard panel using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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    • Remove the keyboard panel from the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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