Introduction

This guide will instruct you on how to replace the keyboard for your HP Pavilion dv7-3065dx.

Turn off the device before removing the battery. Place the laptop upside down on a flat surface so that the bottom is facing up.
  • Turn off the device before removing the battery.

  • Place the laptop upside down on a flat surface so that the bottom is facing up.

  • The battery is the long rectangle above the latch.

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Slide the battery latch to the left to release the battery.
  • Slide the battery latch to the left to release the battery.

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Carefully pull out the battery while holding the latch to the open position with your finger. Carefully pull out the battery while holding the latch to the open position with your finger.
  • Carefully pull out the battery while holding the latch to the open position with your finger.

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Loosen the four screws that secure the hard drive panel with a Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Loosen the four screws that secure the hard drive panel with a Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Do not completely remove the screws from the panel.

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Lift the drive cover to expose the hard drive.
  • Lift the drive cover to expose the hard drive.

  • This device did not have a physical hard drive to work with.

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  • Gently tug on the black tabs located on each end of the hard drive in order to loosen the hard drive from the motherboard.

  • Be careful when working with the hard drive cable.

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  • Separate the hard drive from the cable by firmly gripping the hard drive and the black plug.

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  • Remove the four Phillips screws that secure the hard drive to its carrier.

  • There are two screws on each side.

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  • Lift and remove the hard drive from the metal surrounding its perimeter.

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Locate these seven screws that fasten the keyboard and switch cover to the computer.
  • Locate these seven screws that fasten the keyboard and switch cover to the computer.

  • Remove these screws

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Flip over the computer to the upright position and locate the switch cover.
  • Flip over the computer to the upright position and locate the switch cover.

  • Carefully pry the switch cover up until it detaches from the computer.

  • The switch cover is held in with plastic clips. They may break if they are removed too forcefully.

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Raise the switch cover to expose the speaker assembly.
  • Raise the switch cover to expose the speaker assembly.

  • Carefully detach the ribbon cables from the speaker assembly.

  • Locate and remove these four screws from the switch cover.

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Locate and remove the screws that hold the keyboard to the computer. Lift the keyboard up to expose the keyboard connector.
  • Locate and remove the screws that hold the keyboard to the computer.

  • Lift the keyboard up to expose the keyboard connector.

  • The keyboard connector is the small cord located near the screen of the computer.

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Disconnect the keyboard connector by unhinging the blue plastic clips and gently pulling the cord. The keyboard can now be removed from the computer.
  • Disconnect the keyboard connector by unhinging the blue plastic clips and gently pulling the cord.

  • The keyboard can now be removed from the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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