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  • Slide the battery release latch towards you.

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  • Pull up on the battery to remove it.

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Image 1/2: Lift the cover from the right to remove it. Image 2/2: Lift the cover from the right to remove it.
  • Unscrew the four 8mm Philips screws marked with an icon resembling a stacks of discs.

  • Lift the cover from the right to remove it.

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  • Use tweezers to detach the grey and black cables connected to the green WiFi card.

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  • Remove the two 8mm Philips screws marked “K” on the bottom of the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Push up on the four latches located at the top of the keyboard with the spudger to release them. Image 2/2: Push up on the four latches located at the top of the keyboard with the spudger to release them.
  • Flip the laptop over and open the screen.

  • Push up on the four latches located at the top of the keyboard with the spudger to release them.

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Image 1/2: Lift the top of the keyboard towards you. Then, while keeping the keyboard at an angle, lift it towards the display. Image 2/2: Lift the top of the keyboard towards you. Then, while keeping the keyboard at an angle, lift it towards the display.
  • Lift the keyboard carefully because it is attached to the motherboard by a ribbon cable.

  • Lift the top of the keyboard towards you. Then, while keeping the keyboard at an angle, lift it towards the display.

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Image 1/2: With the keyboard lifted, locate the blue-striped tab on the underside of the black ribbon cable. Image 2/2: Pull the tab towards you to release the keyboard from the laptop.
  • Rotate the keyboard so that the bottom is visible.

  • With the keyboard lifted, locate the blue-striped tab on the underside of the black ribbon cable.

  • Pull the tab towards you to release the keyboard from the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Remove the five 8mm Philips screws. Three are on the black base and two are near the hinges. Image 2/2: Remove the five 8mm Philips screws. Three are on the black base and two are near the hinges.
  • Place the laptop face-down and rotate it 180 degrees so the vents are facing you.

  • Remove the five 8mm Philips screws. Three are on the black base and two are near the hinges.

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Image 1/1: Fully open the laptop.
  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Fully open the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Lift the switch cover firmly but slowly so you do not snap it. Image 2/3: Lift the switch cover carefully from one end while sliding the spudger between the switch cover and the laptop to separate them. Image 3/3: The switch cover should easily separate from the laptop as you run the spudger through.
  • Rotate it so the display is on your right and the keyboard is on your left.

  • Lift the switch cover firmly but slowly so you do not snap it.

  • Lift the switch cover carefully from one end while sliding the spudger between the switch cover and the laptop to separate them.

  • The switch cover should easily separate from the laptop as you run the spudger through.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew the two 8mm Philips screws below the hinges. Image 2/2: Unscrew the two 8mm Philips screws below the hinges.
  • Close the lid and rotate the laptop so that the vents are facing you.

  • Unscrew the two 8mm Philips screws below the hinges.

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Image 1/2: Pull on the black tab with the HP service sticker to unplug the display from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Pull on the black tab with the HP service sticker to unplug the display from the motherboard.
  • Carefully rotate the laptop 90 degrees counter-clockwise and open the screen.

  • Pull on the black tab with the HP service sticker to unplug the display from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Pull gently to remove the black and grey cables from the case. Image 2/2: Check the surface beneath the laptop to ensure the cables do not catch on anything when you flip the laptop over.
  • Using tweezers, remove the black cable from the hole leading to the WiFi enclosure.

  • Pull gently to remove the black and grey cables from the case.

  • Check the surface beneath the laptop to ensure the cables do not catch on anything when you flip the laptop over.

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  • Using tweezers, pull the black cable towards the display and through the hole in the casing.

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Image 1/3: Lift the screen upwards to detach it from the laptop. Image 2/3: Lift the screen upwards to detach it from the laptop. Image 3/3: Lift the screen upwards to detach it from the laptop.
  • Unscrew the two 8mm Philips screws that attach the hinge to the laptop's display.

  • Lift the screen upwards to detach it from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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