Introduction

By using the following tools and the following the steps below, you can simply remove your hard drive from your HP Pavilion Sleekbook and replace it with a new one.

Open the laptop and locate the keyboard. Identify the borders of the keyboard.
  • Open the laptop and locate the keyboard. Identify the borders of the keyboard.

  • Taking plastic opening tools in hand, carefully and gently pry open the outer perimeter of the keyboard.

Wrong, you can't just remove the keyboard, you have to remove the 2 bolts labeled keyboard on the bottom or you are going to have a bad time.

dloeper2391 - Reply

Once part of the keyboard has popped up, continue to lift the keyboard until it is removed.
  • Once part of the keyboard has popped up, continue to lift the keyboard until it is removed.

Need to detach the two ribbon cables.

Mat Kramer - Reply

how do you reattach the ribbon cables?

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  • Pop out the black frame found underneath the keyboard using the plastic opening tools.

  • Once the frame is popped out continue to lift the frame gently.

You have to remove several screws on the bottom and a few screws underneath the keyboard before this step, there is no mention of any of this in your steps.

dloeper2391 - Reply

I concur, failure to mention this critical information made me chip chucks of plastic away. I thought I was doing something wrong

Rich Sigle - Reply

  • Locate and remove the silver hard drive cover in the bottom right corner.

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  • Detach and remove the hard drive from the black plug located to the right of the hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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Fatto per il modello 15-b131el!!

Simone Milesi - Reply

This technician has left out several crucial steps for this repair several screws on the bottom and several underneath the keyboard before the laptop casing will come apart, common sense for a tech but a how-to should not leave these details out.

dloeper2391 - Reply

These instructions ruined my friends laptops. PLEASE do not post directions like this if you don’t know what you ‘re doing as folks like me will mistakenly assume that you do & attempt this and then damage cables. VERY, VERY careful folks! Cost me $200 for a replacement laptop.

Andre Bajew - Reply

If you do not remove the screws you will crack the keyboard and cover.

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