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Introduction

This guide will give you step-by-step instructions on how to remove your battery. Make sure you have a clean, dry, uncluttered, and roomy work space that has good lighting before you start. Also, make sure that your battery actually needs to be replaced by consulting our troubleshooting guide.

    • Before you begin, be sure to turn off your laptop and discharge the battery down to 25%.

    • Turn the computer upside down.

    • Use the T5 Torx Screwdriver to remove the eight 3.3 mm screws.

    • Make sure to use the magnetic project mat to help you keep track of the small screws.

  1. Use an opening tool to pry up and loosen the back case from the laptop. Remove the back case.
    • Use an opening tool to pry up and loosen the back case from the laptop.

    • Remove the back case.

  2. Remove the four 2mm Phillips #00 screws securing the battery. The screw locations are marked by small white arrows on the battery.
    • Remove the four 2mm Phillips #00 screws securing the battery.

    • The screw locations are marked by small white arrows on the battery.

  3. Peel off the adhesive on the left side of the battery holding the speaker wire down. Move the battery slightly to gain access to the battery plug, located on the left edge of the battery. Carefully unplug the battery by pulling the connector towards the battery.
    • Peel off the adhesive on the left side of the battery holding the speaker wire down.

    • Move the battery slightly to gain access to the battery plug, located on the left edge of the battery.

    • Carefully unplug the battery by pulling the connector towards the battery.

    • Pull parallel to the battery, not straight up.

    • Remove the battery.

    • It is normal for your battery to flex and bend a bit where the wider section meets the narrower section.

Conclusion

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

For optimal performance, after completing this guide, calibrate your newly installed battery.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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5 Comments

I have five T4 screws that came out without issue and three that refuse to budge. Now I am trying to figure out how to remove those without damaging the laptop itself.

fxb - Reply

Thank you! iFixit repair kit made getting the screws out easy. Now have a renewed laptop ready with 6 plus hours of battery life.

Nicholas Steblay - Reply

Tutoriel parfait, excepté peut-être qu’un double-fil côté droit de la batterie doit être libéré avant de sortir la batterie.

Bravo et merci, ça m’a tout simplement permis de me dépanner seul.

FirstName LastName - Reply

The official HP Manual (http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04...) mentions using Torx T5 to remove the bottom cover.

Gitesh Agarwal - Reply

Thanks! I will correct the step with the right screw size.

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