Introduction

In this guide, you will learn how to remove the hard drive in the HP Pavilion 15-ab165us laptop.

Flip computer to the underside. Slide left tab inward to disengage battery lock.
  • Flip computer to the underside.

  • Slide left tab inward to disengage battery lock.

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Slide the left tab inward to eject the battery. Slide the left tab inward to eject the battery.
  • Slide the left tab inward to eject the battery.

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Remove the 8mm screws underneath with a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the plastic feet. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the plastic feet.
  • Remove the 8mm screws underneath with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the plastic feet.

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Remove plastic tabs a with metal spudger. Remove plastic tabs a with metal spudger. Remove plastic tabs a with metal spudger.
  • Remove plastic tabs a with metal spudger.

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Remove the 8mm screws that hold the bottom cover with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 8mm screws that hold the bottom cover with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Pull the Optical Drive out.
  • Pull the Optical Drive out.

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Remove the 3mm screws that were hidden under the Optical Drive with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 3mm screws that were hidden under the Optical Drive with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Flip the computer back over. Use a plastic opening tool to release the clips holding the keyboard section in place.
  • Flip the computer back over.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to release the clips holding the keyboard section in place.

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Close the lid and pull the screen and keyboard section up and away from the bottom cover.
  • Close the lid and pull the screen and keyboard section up and away from the bottom cover.

  • The hard drive is NOT screwed into place on the underside of the keyboard section.

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Locate the ribbon cable connecting the hard drive to the motherboard.
  • Locate the ribbon cable connecting the hard drive to the motherboard.

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On the motherboard, lift the white tab up to release the ribbon cable.
  • On the motherboard, lift the white tab up to release the ribbon cable.

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Pull the blue tab up and out from the motherboard to disconnect the ribbon cable.
  • Pull the blue tab up and out from the motherboard to disconnect the ribbon cable.

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Pull the hard drive out of the enclosure.
  • Pull the hard drive out of the enclosure.

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Conclusion

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

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