In this guide I will disassemble a HP Pavilion g6 laptop.
In this particular case I’m taking apart a HP Pavilion g6-1c55nr but the guide should fit all models in Pavilion g6 line.
Spare parts for HP Pavilion g6 for USA visitors available here.
As always start the disassembly process with removing the battery.
Remove two screws securing the bottom cover.
Lift up and remove the cover.
Under the bottom cover you’ll find the following components:
- hard drive.
- memory modules (in my case I have only one 4GB module installed).
- wireless card.
- CMOS battery (standard 3V battery).
Slide the hard drive to the left and disconnect it from the motherboard.
Lift up and remove the hard drive.
HP Pavilion g6 uses a regular 2.5″ SATA hard drive.
Remove the memory module.
HP Pavilion g6 uses DDR3 memory.
Remove one screw securing the optical drive (DVD drive).
Pull DVD drive from the laptop and remove it.
Remove one screw securing the keyboard on the bottom.
This screw located close to the wireless card.
The keyboard secured by five spring loaded latches on the top.
It could be tricky to release those latches. I’ll try my best to explain the process.
Using a small flat head screwdriver push the latch inside the case. At the same time lift up the keyboard a little bit.
When the keyboard lifted up it doesn’t allow the latch to lock again.
Do the same with all remaining latches.
After all five latches release, you should be able to lift up the top side of the keyboard.
Turn the keyboard upside down and access the connector.
You’ll have to unlock the connector in order to release the keyboard cable.
On the following picture the keyboard connector shown in the locked position.
Carefully lift up the left side of the brown locking clip. It will open up at a 90 degree angle.
After the connector unlocked, you can pull the keyboard cable.
Remove the keyboard.
Remove all screws from the bottom.
One screw (yellow circle) hidden under the rubber plug.
You can remove the plug with a sharp object and after that remove the screw.
Remove six screws securing the top cover assembly.
Disconnect the power button cable and touchpad cable.
You unlock both connectors the same way you unlocked the keyboard connector.
Lift up the left side of the white locking tab. The tap will open up at a 90 degree angle.
Pull cable from the connector.
Now you can start separating the top cover assembly from the bottom cover.
Insert a piece of soft plastic (I’m using the guitar pick) between the top cover and base and move it along the side.
Continue removing the cover with your fingers.
Remove the top cover assembly.
Under the top cover you can access the following components:
- cooling fan (mounted on the bottom side of the motherboard). In order to access the fan it’s necessary to remove the motherboard.
- laptop speakers mounted on the bottom.
- power jack which is attached to the power cable. If the power jack failed, you simply unplug the old one from the motherboard and plug in a new one.
- USB board.
- optical drive connector.
In the next guide I’ll explain how to remove and replace the screen.