Introduction

This is a guide for the removal of the keyboard for an HP HDX 16-1160US. Remember to read each step fully before attempting the repair.

  1. Turn the device over so that the bottom side is facing up and the battery is facing away from you.
    • Turn the device over so that the bottom side is facing up and the battery is facing away from you.

  2. Locate the slider under the right side of the battery. Using your thumb, slide it all the way to the left until the front of the battery lifts up. Using your thumb, slide it all the way to the left until the front of the battery lifts up.
    • Locate the slider under the right side of the battery.

    • Using your thumb, slide it all the way to the left until the front of the battery lifts up.

  3. With your thumb still holding the slider to the left, use the opposite hand to lift the battery out, removing it from the computer.
    • With your thumb still holding the slider to the left, use the opposite hand to lift the battery out, removing it from the computer.

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  5. Remove the three 4mm screws using Phillips #1 screw driver.
    • Remove the three 4mm screws using Phillips #1 screw driver.

    • Remove the four 6mm screws using Phillips #1 screw driver.

    • Remove the two 3mm screws using Phillips #1 screw driver.

  6. Using your fingers, pry off the speaker cover.
    • Using your fingers, pry off the speaker cover.

  7. Use the plastic opener to pry up the chrome keyboard cover from the lab top itself. Carefully work around the edges by prying each snap individually. Remove the chrome keyboard cover. Be careful not to pull the chrome cover completely off because there is a black strip connecting it to the laptop itself.
    • Use the plastic opener to pry up the chrome keyboard cover from the lab top itself. Carefully work around the edges by prying each snap individually.

    • Remove the chrome keyboard cover.

      • Be careful not to pull the chrome cover completely off because there is a black strip connecting it to the laptop itself.

  8. Locate and remove the two 4mm screws with the Phillips #1 screw driver. Locate and remove the two 4mm screws with the Phillips #1 screw driver. Locate and remove the two 4mm screws with the Phillips #1 screw driver.
    • Locate and remove the two 4mm screws with the Phillips #1 screw driver.

  9. Using your hands, pull the keyboard out. Do not pull completely off because there is a grey strip connecting it to the laptop itself.
    • Using your hands, pull the keyboard out.

      • Do not pull completely off because there is a grey strip connecting it to the laptop itself.

  10. Lift the black tab using the plastic opening tool. Gently pull the grey strip out, horizontally way from you. This will release the keyboard from the computer.
    • Lift the black tab using the plastic opening tool.

    • Gently pull the grey strip out, horizontally way from you. This will release the keyboard from the computer.

Conclusion

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

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