Introduction

First of all: my apologies for my english, my native language is Dutch.

So i hope you'll understand my written guide ;)

Have fun!

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your HP G61, use our service manual.

Turn the device over and remove the screws from the battery. Remove the black panels holding the HDD, ram, and wifi.
  • Turn the device over and remove the screws from the battery. Remove the black panels holding the HDD, ram, and wifi.

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Remove the RAM modules and the HDD as shown in the pictures. Remove the RAM modules and the HDD as shown in the pictures. Remove the RAM modules and the HDD as shown in the pictures.
  • Remove the RAM modules and the HDD as shown in the pictures.

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Locate the screw for the DVD player and remove it. Then remove the DVD player with a thin spudger. Locate the screw for the DVD player and remove it. Then remove the DVD player with a thin spudger.
  • Locate the screw for the DVD player and remove it. Then remove the DVD player with a thin spudger.

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Remove the screws to remove the keyboard. Remove the screws to remove the keyboard.
  • Remove the screws to remove the keyboard.

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Remove the screws that are circled in the picture. These screws hold the case of the laptop. Remove the screws that are circled in the picture. These screws hold the case of the laptop.
  • Remove the screws that are circled in the picture. These screws hold the case of the laptop.

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Remove the WIFI antenna cables from WIFI card.
  • Remove the WIFI antenna cables from WIFI card.

  • Then remove the screws of the WIFI card and remove the card.

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Flip the laptop around and gently remove the keyboard with your fingers. Start with the corners of the keyboard.
  • Flip the laptop around and gently remove the keyboard with your fingers.

  • Start with the corners of the keyboard.

  • Gently loosen the keyboard with a flat head screwdriver or a thin spudger.

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After removing the keyboard, find the other screws located in the grey panel. Remove the black plastic. Be careful with the white flat cable.
  • After removing the keyboard, find the other screws located in the grey panel.

  • Remove the black plastic. Be careful with the white flat cable.

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Remove the black flat wire of the LCD screen from the motherboard.
  • Remove the black flat wire of the LCD screen from the motherboard.

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Remove the hinge screws with the screwdriver from the left side to the right side.
  • Remove the hinge screws with the screwdriver from the left side to the right side.

  • Under one of the two hinges, there is a hidden screw (case)

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Remove the black plastic. Remove the audio boxes.
  • Remove the black plastic.

  • Remove the audio boxes.

  • Remove all the other wires and cables.

  • Then gently separate the screen from the case.

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Use an iOpener to separate the grey case from the bottom case. Careful: the battery compartment is together with the grey panel.
  • Use an iOpener to separate the grey case from the bottom case.

  • Careful: the battery compartment is together with the grey panel.

  • Tip: "slide" the iOpener while opening until you hear clicks. It is easy if you slide.

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Remove the motherboard by removing the screws first.  Be careful with the cables and the wires. Be careful with the connector of the DC power jack. You can replace the USB drivers on that side as well. Be careful with the connector of the DC power jack. You can replace the USB drivers on that side as well.
  • Remove the motherboard by removing the screws first. Be careful with the cables and the wires.

  • Be careful with the connector of the DC power jack. You can replace the USB drivers on that side as well.

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Remove the cooler. Remove the cooler. Remove the cooler.
  • Remove the cooler.

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To remove the Processor, unlock the processor socket with a flat screwdriver.
  • To remove the Processor, unlock the processor socket with a flat screwdriver.

  • Then gently remove the Processor.

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Kevin D

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Thanks a bunch this helped a whole lot!!!!

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