Introduction

Replacement of the motherboard for the HP Pavilion 15-ab165us.

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 motherboard.

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  • Disconnect the wire connected to the Wifi card.

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  • Disconnect the speakers.

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  • Unlock and disconnect cables attached to the motherboard that connect to the display.

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  • Unlock and remove the cable connected to the optical drive.

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  • Unlock and remove the cable that connects to the hard drive.

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  • Unlock and remove the cables connected to the keyboard.

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  • Remove the 4mm screws holding the motherboard in place with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the 4mm screws holding the motherboard in place with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • Disconnect the fan pins.

  • Lift up to remove the fan.

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  • Release motherboard from the clip at the base of the hard drive.

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  • Lift the motherboard up and flip it around to reveal the cable connected on the underside.

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  • Unlock and disconnect the cable connected to the underside of the motherboard.

  • Pull the motherboard out of the chassis.

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Conclusion

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

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