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HP Omen 15-ax243dx Keyboard Replacement

What you need

  1. HP Omen 15-ax243dx Keyboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 HP Omen 15-ax243dx Keyboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • The rear panel is secured by 10 screws. Using a #00 Phillips Screwdriver, remove the ten 1.2 mm screws.

    • The screwdriver should be inserted at the same angle as the screws.

    • Be sure to keep track of the screws and where they came from. Some only fit in to one spot.

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    • Insert a plastic opening tool between the rear panel and the top case. Pry the opening tool upwards to separate the top case from the bottom case.

    • Slide the opening tool along the case perimeter to loosen the bottom case.

    • Gently pull the bottom case away from the laptop.

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    • Remove the four 1.2 mm Phillips #00 screws around the battery.

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    • Pull the battery cable out from its motherboard socket.

    • Pull parallel to the motherboard, not straight up.

    • Remove the battery.

    • Disconnect the power cord from the battery and transfer it to your replacement battery.

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    • After the battery is removed, the hard drive will be easier to access in the top right hand corner.

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    • With a opening tool, flip open the switch that locks in the hard drive ribbon cable into the device.

    • When lifting the cable out, lift straight up and out to prevent damage to the connector or cable.

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    • Lift the hard drive up to remove from the device

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    • Remove the rubber guards on the side of the hard drive.

    • Gently pull the plastic connector out from the hard drive.

    • The hard drive can now be disposed of if needed.

    • Save the guards and connectors from this hard drive, they will be used on the replacement part.

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    • Unscrew the six 1.2 mm screws connecting the screen to the body using the #00 Phillips screwdriver head.

    • Be cautious of where the screws come out from, some will only fit in the same location.

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    • Remove the tape holding the wires down

    • Disconnect the wires from the wifi chip

    • When removing the wires from the wifi chip, be careful to not damage the connectors.

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    • Flip the switch up that holds the screen cable in place

    • Lift up and pull back the cable from the insert

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    • Lift the base of the device up to separate the hinges from the body of the device

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    • Slide the base of the device out from under the hinges

    • The screen can now be replaced

  14. HP Omen 15-ax243dx Keyboard Replacement, Ventilation Fans: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • The two ventilation fans are secured with the system by 5 screws. Unscrew these five 1.2 mm screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • When removing the screws, use a magnetic screwdriver to prevent the screws from falling behind the motherboard

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    • After removing all 5 screws, the fans are still connected with the system through 2 cables.

    • Carefully pull the fan cables out of the connectors on the motherboard.

    • Be cautious when pulling by the wires, this can permanently damage the fans beyond repair.

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    • The fans can now be removed from the device.

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    • Disconnect all the ribbon cables highlighted.

    • Be sure to use the plastic opening tool when flipping the switches up on the cable connectors.

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    • Unplug the wire the connects to the speakers.

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    • Unscrew the six 1.2 mm screws connecting the screen to the body using the #0 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Be cautious of where the screws come out from, some will only fit in the same location.

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    • Remove the tape holding the wires down

    • Disconnect the wires from the wifi chip

    • When removing the wires from the wifi chip, be careful to not damage the connectors.

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    • Unscrew the two 1.2 mm screws holding the motherboard to the front panel using the same screwdriver.

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    • Lift the back of the motherboard up then slide the audio cable out between the heatsink and motherboard

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    • Lift the back of the motherboard up again and remove the charging adapter.

    • This wire is located in a tight spot. Pull it straight out and do not bend it, this will cause irreparable damage to the device.

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    • Slowly lift up the back of the motherboard.

    • The board is friction fit at the rotation point. Be careful to lift the board around this point.

    • The board will now lift out of the device.

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    • Lift up the keyboard panel of the device and set it back down.

    • The speaker in the top left hand corner can be taken out of its place.

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    • Remove the tape between the two speakers

    • The left speaker can now be removed.

    • The speakers can be disposed of if needed now.

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    • Use the opening tool to flip the switch that holds the cable to the power button.

    • Lift the cable out of the connector

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    • Unscrew the two 1.2 mm #00 Phillips head screws that hold the board in.

    • This can now be lifted straight out of the device.

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    • Unscrew the 1.2 mm #00 Phillips head screw that holds the power button into place.

    • This can be lifted out of the device

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    • Unscrew the three 1.2 mm #00 Phillips head screws that hold in the plate below the trackpad.

    • This can be lifted out of the device.

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    • Lift up the clear plastic that covers the top three screws

    • Use a size #00 Phillips head screw driver to remove the three 1.2 mm screws

    • The trackpad can now be removed from the device.

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    • The keyboard can now be slid from underneath the hinges.

    • The keyboard can be disposed of is needed.

Conclusion

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

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6 Comments

Do you have a link to buy the replacement keyboard?

Seth Norton - Reply

How do you take apart the keyboard compartment to replace the keyboard?

corbycobb - Reply

Very useful tutorial, thanks !

Hugo - Reply

Very useful tutorial, thanks you so much.


Ata Akkaya - Reply

If you didn't buy a keyboard yet, DON'T!

I followed this guide only to learn at the end that you CANNOT replace just the keyboard (but you CAN put a new keyboard in; keep reading). I specifically bought a keyboard after seeing this guide, and when I got it all taken apart, I learned I wasted my money and time.

This guide should make a correction at the beginning saying that you need MORE than just the keyboard!!!

You can install a new keyboard, but you need to REPLACE THE ENTIRE KEYBOARD COVER as one entire unit: speaker grill, touchpad, etc.

HP routinely designs things to screw customers, and this is a perfect example of it.

The part you need is #859735-001 (red backlit) or #905118-001 (green backlit). Depending where you buy it and how long you want to wait, it'll cost you probably 50 to 100 bucks (China-sourced). There is an unlit keyboard part, IDK the number. Or, buy the HP official part for a lot more, if you can find it.

Good luck!

Eric - Reply

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