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.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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