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Introduction

In order to replace any faulty or outdated component (such as the battery, hard drive, CD drive, RAM, or screen), you will need to open your HP Pavilion 15-cd040wm by disassembling its back cover.

Before beginning, make sure to power off your laptop completely and disconnect it from any external power source.

  1. The first step is to remove the four rubber non-slip pads on the bottom of the laptop to expose screws hidden underneath them. Peel off each tab with your fingers. If you have trouble gripping a tab, use a spudger to wedge it loose.
    • The first step is to remove the four rubber non-slip pads on the bottom of the laptop to expose screws hidden underneath them. Peel off each tab with your fingers.

    • If you have trouble gripping a tab, use a spudger to wedge it loose.

  2. 3x 10mm Phillips scews 2x 5mm Phillips screws
    • 3x 10mm Phillips scews

    • 2x 5mm Phillips screws

    • 6x 6mm Phillips screws

    • Remove all screws using a size Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  3. Using the iFixit opening tool, carefully pry along the sides  of the back cover. After all of the edges of the back cover have been freed, use your opening tool to carefully unclip the tabs holding the back cover to the CD drive. After everything is unclipped, you can safely remove the back cover from the rest of the device.
    • Using the iFixit opening tool, carefully pry along the sides of the back cover.

    • After all of the edges of the back cover have been freed, use your opening tool to carefully unclip the tabs holding the back cover to the CD drive.

    • After everything is unclipped, you can safely remove the back cover from the rest of the device.

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