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-au020wm, 15-au020tx, 15-au023cl, 15-au07cl
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
Remove one screw securing the DVD optical drive and pull the drive out.
Peel off the rubber foot located closer to the display hinges.
There is a hidden screw under the foot.
Remove all screws securing the base cover.
Two screws color-coded in yellow are larger than all other screws.
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.
Continue separating the top case with your fingers while helping with the case opener.
Turn the laptop upside down and remove the base cover.
In HP Pavilion 15 notebook all internal components mounted to the top case.
Remove three screws securing the battery.
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.
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).
Remove the hard drive assembly with the SATA cable attached to it.
Remove three screws securing the cooling fan.
Lift up the fan and disconnect it from the motherboard.
Unplug both antenna cables from the wireless card.
Remove one screw securing the wireless card to the motherboard.
Pull the wireless card out of the slot and remove it.
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.
Remove the USB audio board.
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.
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.
The DC power jack mounted under the right display hinge.
Remove two screws from the hinge.
Open the right display hinge.
Disconnect the DC power jack harness from the motherboard and remove it.
Disconnect the display video cable from the motherboard.
Unroute the display cable from a guided path on the top case.
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.
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).
Now you can remove the motherboard.
Here’s the other side.
In HP Pavilion 15 notebook the keyboard permanently attached to the top case and replacing it is not easy. 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.
Insert your fingers between the screen bezel and and the screen.
Wiggle the bezel to disengage hidden latches.
Continue removing the bezel. There is some adhesive tape securing the bezel to the screen.
Remove the screen bezel.
Remove four screw securing the screen bracket to the back cover.
Carefully separate the LCD screen from the back cover to access the display cable connector on the back.
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
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.