Introduction

Removing the battery is usually the first step to reaching the guts of any laptop. HP has utilized a simple one-switch release system to aid in the removal of the battery.

Ensure your computer is shut down.
  • Ensure your computer is shut down.

  • Removing the battery while the laptop is still on may corrupt your files.

  • Remove any power adapters and cords connected to the laptop body.

  • Turn the computer over so the bottom is facing up.

  • These pictures show no battery, but your battery should still be in your computer at this point.

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The battery release is below the bottom right corner of the battery bay.
  • The battery release is below the bottom right corner of the battery bay.

  • Slide the switch to the right until the release clicks.

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Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

  • The release switch may need to be held down while removing the battery.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Note the release switch does not need to be held down to replace the battery.

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