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    • Working on your device while it is turned on may result in electric shock. Make sure to shut down and unplug your device before you begin.

    • Slide the latch, to the right, away from the lock symbol.

    • Slide the cover away from the latch to remove it.

    Slide to your "other left", on this screen it would be to the right, to slide open the cover

    petunia8107 - crwdns2934203:0crwdne2934203:0

    l’expression “Détachez le cache du loquet pour le retirer “ est ambigüe et source d’erreur, elle donne à penser qu’il faut retirer un “cache” qui serait sur le loquet.

    Ce qu’il faut c’est détacher le cache (la grande plaque où il y a la logo bleu) de la partie fixe sur laquelle se trouve le loquet. Pour ça il faut glisser une lame fine dans la fente entre le cache et la partie fixe.

    merci pour le tutoriel.

    Philippe Fayolle - crwdns2934203:0crwdne2934203:0

    Bonjour Philippe,

    Vous avez bien raison ! J’ai adapté la traduction. Merci pour l’observation ! N’hésitez pas à corriger le texte la prochaine fois. Vous trouverez l’interface de traduction en cliquant sur Traduire en haut à droite de l’étape.

    Bonne réparation !

    Claire Miesch -

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    • Once the cover is removed you will be able to see the battery and the two latches that hold it in place.

    • The two latches should be pulled back, one of which is spring loaded and must be held in place in order to remove the battery.

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    • Battery should easily be lifted up and out.

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    • Identify the RAM and the pull tabs that will be used in the next step.

    • Always use an anti-static wrist strap when working on a computer.

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    • Pull back the two tabs on either side of the RAM this will allow the RAM to be removed.

    • When handling a memory module, use care to prevent touching the memory chips on the board. Touching the memory chips could damage or destroy the memory.

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    • Pull the RAM stick gently out and up once the tabs have been pulled to the side.

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    • Loosen the four Phillips screws securing the hard drive.

    • These screws will stay captive to the plastic hard drive bracket.

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    • Grab the pull tab on the hard drives plastic casing and pull it out and to the side.

    • Make sure all screws have been properly loosened and are no longer connected at the bottom before doing this step.

    • Remove the 2.5" hard drive from the plastic bracket.

    Festplatte ist leer wie bekomm ich Windows drauf

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    • In order to take out the fan and heatsink the plastic cover must first be taken off.

    • Remove the eight 2 mm Phillips #1 screws.

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    • Remove SD card by sliding it out.

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    • Remove the thirteen 6 mm Torx T8 screws.

    • Some screws have plastic covers over them that need to be pried out before the screws can be removed.

    • Remove the five Torx M2.5x5 screws.

    • Remove the single 7 mm Phillips #1 screw.

    • Loosen the two Phillips #1 screws. These screws will remain captive to the device.

    T8 Torx screws - I had something like 16 before the black bottom cover removal was possible, and two (marked here as offset from the bottom edge) were not installed at all, so there are 5 total in places not marked in the above photo.

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    I had 16 of them as well. The missing ones are:

    1. Right next to Ethernet drop jaw.

    2. To the left of the battery connector.

    3. Next to VGA, right above the fan.

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    I actually had 18. The additional ones are between the fan and the RAM slots, and between the fan and battery.

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    Sorry, I actually had 16, but two from the picture did not exist (and I cannot edit my comment anymore !).

    Aldric Degorre - crwdns2934203:0crwdne2934203:0

    Several screws are missing, one near the ethernet port, and 3 out in the middle, and 1 near the fan (inline with the two below the fan)

    Michael Gardner - crwdns2934203:0crwdne2934203:0

    Do I need to purchase the exact model fan with the sbs number the same?

    toni.edie - crwdns2934203:0crwdne2934203:0

    I added the missing M2.5x5 screws, also deleted the step to remove the keyboard since it’s not needed if you want to replace the fan.

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    • Using the plastic opening tools, remove the plastic cover by beginning at one of the corners and prying it up.

    After this step you can replace the fan.

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    • Use the plastic opening tools to remove the keyboard, starting at one of the top corners. You need to lift the top side and then takeing it out moving the keyboard towards the screen.

    • Once the keyboard is removed, detach the ribbons connecting the keyboard to the laptop by prying the small tab and sliding the ribbon out.

    Keyboard removal was not necessary to remove the fan for me. Once you get the bottom shell off, the fan subassembly is completely accessible.

    Daniel Powell - crwdns2934203:0crwdne2934203:0

    There is a hole by the fan to push the keyboard out instead of prying it out.

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    True, i used the hole by the fan to push the keyboard out.

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    • Loosen the six Phillips #1 screws. These will remain captive to the heatsink.

    Heatsink removal is not necessary to take the fan out. You can remove just the fan with its two screws if that is the only thing needing replacement. Like for mine, the fan bearings were bad, but the heatsink was okay though a little dusty..

    Remember, though, to have fresh thermal grease ready if you do decide to remove the heatsink anyway.

    Daniel Powell - crwdns2934203:0crwdne2934203:0

    Warning: I removed the heatsink and now that I’ve re-applied the paste it no longer makes any contact at all with the graphics substrate and barely any with the CPU. HP have a habit of splurging several mm of paste onto their CPUs during manufacture and this has either bent the heatsink or it’s just a poor design full stop. I guess I’ll get a thermal pad and use that as it’s at least designed to conduct heat probably better than an ocean of thermal paste would

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    Yes, it could work, you can also try to unbend the heat sink but this laptop can become very hot, if the heat sink is bent, you should consider a heatsink replacement for an optimal heat dissipation.

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    • Use the plastic opening tools to remove the tape covering the wires connected from the fan to the motherboard.

    • Disconnect the fan by sliding the wire out.

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    • Remove the fan by lifting it up and sliding it out.

    • Remove the heat sink by lifting it up and sliding it out.



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Quality guide. Very logical. Thank you.

mediatrigg - crwdns2934203:0crwdne2934203:0

Do you need to remove the keyboard for replacing the tehmal paste?

Adam Grufík - crwdns2934203:0crwdne2934203:0

You don’t need to remove the keyoard to replace the thermal paste :)

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