HP Pavilion 15 complete disassembly

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HP Pavilion 15 complete disassembly

This HP Pavilion 15 complete disassembly guide will help you to access and remove all main internal components. In the steps 1-22 I’ll be taking apart the base assembly. For the LCD screen removal instructions proceed to the steps 23-27.

The disassembly guide should fit many different HP Pavilion 15 configurations.
Here are some of them:

15-au003tx, 15-au004tx, 15-au006tx, 15-au007tx, 15-au008tx
15-au010wm, 15-au08wm
15-au020wm, 15-au020tx, 15-au023cl, 15-au07cl
15-au030wm, 15-au030nr
15-au043ca, 15-au043tx, 15-au045ng, 15-au046ng
15-au050tx, 15-au053tx, 15-au057tx, 15-au057cl, 15-au058tx
15-au061tx, 15-au062nr, 15-au063nr, 15-au063cl, 15-au067cl, 15-au068sa
15-au070sa, 15-au071na, 15-au071sa, 15-au072na, 15-au072sa, 15-au076sa, 15-au077sa, 15-au078sa
15-au080na, 15-au082sa, 15-au083sa, 15-au084tx, 15-au086nisa, 15-au087nia, 15-au087cl, 15-au087nia
15-au091nr, 15-au091tx, 15-au097cl
15-au102tx, 15-au123cl, 15-au147cl, 15-au158nr
15-au501tx, 15-au502tx, 15-au505tx, 15-au507tx, 15-au520tx
15-au620tx, 15-au621tx, 15-au623tx, 15-au624tx, 15-au627tx, 15-au628tx



STEP 1.
Remove one screw securing the DVD optical drive and pull the drive out.

Remove one screw securing the DVD optical drive and pull the drive out.

STEP 2.
Peel off the rubber foot located closer to the display hinges.
There is a hidden screw under the foot.

Peel off the rubber foot located closer to the display hinges.

STEP 3.
Remove all screws securing the base cover.
Two screws color-coded in yellow are larger than all other screws.

Remove all screws securing the base cover.


STEP 4.
Start separating the base cover from the top case.
Insert the case opener tool under the top case and pry it up. Move the case opener along the side to disengage hidden latches.

Start separating the base cover from the top case.

Continue separating the top case with your fingers while helping with the case opener.

Continue separating the top case with your fingers while helping with the case opener.

STEP 5.
Turn the laptop upside down and remove the base cover.
In HP Pavilion 15 notebook all internal components mounted to the top case.

Turn the laptop upside down and remove the base cover.

STEP 6.
Remove three screws securing the battery.

Remove three screws securing the battery.

STEP 7.
Lift up the battery and disconnect it from the motherboard.

If you want to replace the battery, make sure to buy a genuine HP replacement part.
This HP Pavilion 15 battery model: BP02XL. HP spare part number: 849909-850.

Lift up the battery and disconnect it from the motherboard.

STEP 8.
Disconnect the 2.5″ hard drive SATA cable from the motherboard.

Disconnect the 2.5" hard drive SATA cable from the motherboard.

Unlock the connector first (red arrow) and pull the SATA cable out (yellow arrow).

Unlock the connector first and pull the SATA cable out.

STEP 9.
Remove the hard drive assembly with the SATA cable attached to it.

Remove the hard drive assembly with the SATA cable attached to it.

STEP 10.
Remove three screws securing the cooling fan.

Remove three screws securing the cooling fan.

STEP 11.
Lift up the fan and disconnect it from the motherboard.

Lift up the fan and disconnect it from the motherboard.

STEP 12.
Unplug both antenna cables from the wireless card.
Remove one screw securing the wireless card to the motherboard.

Unplug both antenna cables from the wireless card and remove the screw.

STEP 13.
Pull the wireless card out of the slot and remove it.

Pull the wireless card out of the slot and remove it.

STEP 14.
Remove one screw from the USB audio board and disconnect the cable.

Remove one screw from the USB audio board and disconnect the cable.

Again, in order to release the cable you have to unlock the connector first.

In order to release the cable you have to unlock the connector first.

STEP 15.
Remove the USB audio board.

Remove the USB audio board.

STEP 16.
In HP Pavilion 15 notebook the power button board mounted under the left display hinge.
Remove two screws from the hinge (red) and one screws from the board (green).
Disconnect the power button board cable from the motherboard.

Remove screws from the left display hinge and power button board. Disconnect the cable.

STEP 16.
Open the left display hinge as it shown on the following picture. You’ll have to apply some force to do that.
Remove the power button board with the cable.

Open the left display hinge and remove the power button board with the cable.

STEP 17.
The DC power jack mounted under the right display hinge.
Remove two screws from the hinge.

Remove two screws from the right display hinge.

STEP 18.
Open the right display hinge.
Disconnect the DC power jack harness from the motherboard and remove it.

Open the right display hinge. Disconnect and remove the DC power jack harness.

STEP 19.
Disconnect the display video cable from the motherboard.
Unroute the display cable from a guided path on the top case.

Disconnect the display video cable from the motherboard and unroute the cable.

STEP 20.
Separate the top case assembly from the display assembly.

Separate the top case assembly from the display assembly.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this guide, I’ll be removing the LCD screen in the steps 23-27.
By the way, the LCD screen can be removed when the display panel is still attached to the notebook base.

The LCD screen can be removed when the display panel is still attached to the notebook base.

STEP 21.
Remove two screws securing the motherboard.

Disconnect the following color-coded cables:
– SD card reader cable (orange).
– Keyboard backlight cable (yellow).
– Keyboard cable (green).
– Touchpad cable (blue).
– Speaker cable (pink).

Remove screws securing the motherboard and disconnect all cables.

STEP 22.
Now you can remove the motherboard.

Remove the motherboard.

Here’s the other side.

The other side of the motherboard.

In HP Pavilion 15 notebook the keyboard permanently attached to the top case. The touchpad can be removed and replaced.

In HP Pavilion 15 notebook the keyboard permanently attached to the top case. The touchpad can be removed and replaced.

HP 15 Pavilion LCD screen removal steps

As you noticed, the display panel in my example is still attached to the notebook base. You don’t have to disassemble the entire notebook in order to remove and replace the LCD screen.

STEP 23.
Insert your fingers between the screen bezel and and the screen.
Wiggle the bezel to disengage hidden latches.

Start separating LCD screen bezel from the display assembly.

STEP 23.
Continue removing the bezel. There is some adhesive tape securing the bezel to the screen.

Continue removing the bezel. There is some adhesive tape securing the bezel to the screen.

STEP 24.
Remove the screen bezel.

Remove the screen bezel.

STEP 25.
Remove four screw securing the screen bracket to the back cover.

Remove four screw securing the screen bracket to the back cover.

STEP 26.
Carefully separate the LCD screen from the back cover to access the display cable connector on the back.

Carefully separate the LCD screen from the back cover to access the display cable connector on the back.

STEP 27.
Peel off sticky tape securing the connection and unplug the display cable from the LCD screen.

Peel off sticky tape securing the connection and unplug the display cable from the LCD screen.

Now you can replace the screen if necessary.

Find a replacement using the model number from the original screen.
My HP 15 Pavilion notebook had a screen with model number: B156XTK01.0
HP spare part number: 809612-009

Find a replacement using the model number from the original screen.

Here’s a link to the official HP Pavilion 15 notebook PC service manual.

In this manual you can find the official HP disassembly instructions for this model and a list of HP spare parts for all internal components.




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