Slide the silver release tab up and simultaneously lift the cover up from the left side.
  • Slide the silver release tab up and simultaneously lift the cover up from the left side.

Add Comment

Push the tab from left to right to remove the cover.
  • Push the tab from left to right to remove the cover.

Add Comment

Now lift the battery up and away from the device to remove it.
  • Now lift the battery up and away from the device to remove it.

Add Comment

Remove the four silver screws (T5 x .25 in).
  • Remove the four silver screws (T5 x .25 in).

Add Comment

Remove the single black screw (T5 x .125 in) beneath the HP sticker.
  • Remove the single black screw (T5 x .125 in) beneath the HP sticker.

Add Comment

Next, use your plastic removal tool to separate the gray back from the black center piece. For better results, start the separation at the corner piece.
  • Next, use your plastic removal tool to separate the gray back from the black center piece.

  • For better results, start the separation at the corner piece.

Add Comment

Remove the back case.
  • Remove the back case.

Add Comment

Now that the back cover is removed, remove the small screw (#00 Philips x .17) to the left of the SD card slot
  • Now that the back cover is removed, remove the small screw (#00 Philips x .17) to the left of the SD card slot

Add Comment

Next you will need to unlock and remove the ribbon cable Carefully pull back on both sides of the brown bar using metal tweezers, unlocking the cable and slipping it out of the connector
  • Next you will need to unlock and remove the ribbon cable

  • Carefully pull back on both sides of the brown bar using metal tweezers, unlocking the cable and slipping it out of the connector

  • The bar, connector, and cable are fragile components that can be easily broken

Add Comment

Next you need to remove the wire off the bottom of the mother board The easiest method is to use some metal tweezers and grip the plug close to the connector.
  • Next you need to remove the wire off the bottom of the mother board

  • The easiest method is to use some metal tweezers and grip the plug close to the connector.

  • Make sure all these connections are properly disconnected before separation of the motherboard

Add Comment

Next use your plastic removal tool and separate the silver front case from the black frame.
  • Next use your plastic removal tool and separate the silver front case from the black frame.

Add Comment

Now that the front cover is removed we can detach the screen Remove the ribbon connector by pulling gently on the silver top. It will snap off the mother board.
  • Now that the front cover is removed we can detach the screen

  • Remove the ribbon connector by pulling gently on the silver top. It will snap off the mother board.

  • The ribbon cable and connector can be easily removed if you genetly lift up the motherboard to create a small gap

Add Comment

Now the screen can be removed Now the screen can be removed Now the screen can be removed
  • Now the screen can be removed

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

One other person completed this guide.

John Pagliero

Member since: 01/27/2011

886 Reputation

7 Guides authored

Team

Cal Poly, Team 3-39, Regan Winter 2011 Member of Cal Poly, Team 3-39, Regan Winter 2011

CPSU-REGAN-W11S3G39

4 Members

7 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 3

All Time: 1,189