Introduction

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

  1. Flip computer to the underside.
    • Flip computer to the underside.

    • Slide left tab inward to disengage battery lock.

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

    • Remove the 8mm screws underneath with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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

    • Remove plastic tabs a with metal spudger.

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

    • Pull the Optical Drive out.

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

    • Flip the computer back over.

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

    • 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.

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

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

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

    • Pull the hard drive out of the enclosure.

Conclusion

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

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