In this post I explain how to disassemble HP 2000. I will remove main laptop components and show how to access area under the top cover.
I’ll go through the following major disassembly steps:
STEP 1-7: Accessing RAM. Removing the hard drive and DVD drive.
STEP 8-15: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard.
STEP 16-19: Removing the top cover assembly. Accessing the internal components.
Before you start the disassembly process make sure the computer turned off.
Unlock and remove the battery.
Remove one screw securing the memory cover.
Lift up and remove the cover.
Under this cover you can access both memory slots and wireless card. It’s not necessary to remove them for the purpose of my disassembly so I’ll leave them connected to the motherboard.
Remove one screw securing the hard drive cover.
Lift up and remove the cover.
Remove four screws securing the hard drive mounting bracket to the base.
Disconnect the hard drive cable from the motherboard.
Simply lift up the connector by the black belt located on the top of the connector.
If you are replacing or upgrading the hard drive you’ll have to disconnect the cable and mounting bracket.
The mounting bracket secured by four screws (two on each side).
Transfer the bracket and cable to the new hard drive.
Remove one screw securing the DVD drive.
Pull DVD drive to the left and remove it.
Remove one screw securing the keyboard. This screw is located close to the wireless card.
The keyboard is secured to the top cover by five latches.
Push on the left latch with a small screwdriver and at the same time lift up the keyboard a little bit so the latch doesn’t lock back in place.
While lifting up the left side of the keyboard, push on the next latch and so on.
After you unlock all latches you should be able to lift up the top side of the keyboard.
Be careful, the keyboard still attached to the motherboard.
Turn the keyboard upside down and place it on the palmrest.
Now you can access the keyboard connector. In the next two steps I explain how to unlock the connector and release the keyboard cable.
The keyboard connector has a moving part – brown locking tab.
Carefully lift up the left side of the tab with your fingernail. It will open up at a 90 degree angle.
On this picture the connector shown in the unlocked position.
Now you can pull cable from the connector.
Lift up and remove the keyboard.
Remove all screws from the bottom.
Remove one screw securing the top cover assembly.
Disconnect three cables (from left to right):
– Power button cable.
– Touchpad button board cable.
– Touchpad cable.
Start separating the top cover assembly from the bottom cover.
You can use a piece of soft plastic (I’m using the guitar pick) for that. Insert it between the top cover and bottom cover and move along the side.
Continue removing the top cover with your fingers.
The top cover removed.
Here’s the bottom side of the top cover assembly.
Here you can access the power button board and touchpad.
When the top cover removed you can get access to the following internal components:
– Cooling fan.
– DC jack.
– USB board.
In HP 2000 the DC jack attached to the cable. If the jack fails, you can unplug it from the motherboard and replace with a new DC jack harness.
In one of the previous guides I explained how to replace HP 2000 LCD screen.