Introduction

first of all: my apologies for my Englisch, 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.

Flip the device over and remove the screws from the battery and the black panels holding the hdd, ram, and wifi.
  • Flip the device over and remove the screws from the battery and the black panels holding the hdd, ram, and wifi.

  • Tip : tape all the screws on a paper and draw a plan to it. Or use a magnetic platform.

After removing the panel and the battery, remove the RAM modules and the HDD. After removing the panel and the battery, remove the RAM modules and the HDD. After removing the panel and the battery, remove the RAM modules and the HDD.
  • After removing the panel and the battery, remove the RAM modules and the HDD.

Find where the screw of the dvd player is  and remove it. Then remove the dvd player with a thin spudger. Find where the screw of the dvd player is  and remove it. Then remove the dvd player with a thin spudger.
  • Find where the screw of the dvd player is and remove it. Then remove the dvd player with a thin spudger.

Remove the red circled screws that hold the keyboard. Tip: remember, it's very important that you keep a plan. So you know where to put the screws again.
  • Remove the red circled screws that hold the keyboard.

  • Tip: remember, it's very important that you keep a plan. So you know where to put the screws again.

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.

Flip the laptop around and gently remove the keyboard with your fingers. Careful: Gently remove the keyboard, it's attached in the corners.
  • Flip the laptop around and gently remove the keyboard with your fingers.

  • Careful: Gently remove the keyboard, it's attached in the corners.

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

  • Note: Sometimes the keyboard is taped to the lower panel, so gently force a bit but be careful.

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

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

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

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)

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.

Use a iopener to separate the grey case from the bottom case. Careful: the battery compartement is together with the grey pannel.
  • Use a iopener to separate the grey case from the bottom case.

  • Careful: the battery compartement is together with the grey pannel.

  • Tip: "slide" the iopener while opening, you will hear clicks. It's easy if you slide.

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. The usb drivers at that side can also be replaced. Be careful with the connector of the DC power jack. The usb drivers at that side can also be replaced.
  • 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. The usb drivers at that side can also be replaced.

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

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

  • Then gently remove the Processor.

Kevin D

Member since: 05/02/2014

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

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