Question about HP Pavilion ze4315us Notebook
I can't quite get the ze4315us Laptop apart. I have all of the screws I can find removed but am still attached at center of laptop. Here is a snapshot of the problem looking down the hard drive slot.
The attachment(s) I need to release is in the area of the hard drive plugin at the end of the slot. The post to the immediate right looks like (a part of) the problem. How do I disengage the "keyboard" plate from the base so I can get to the motherboard?
Removal Procedure 1. Unplug the AC adapter, if present, and then remove the battery. 2. Remove the two M2.5×4.0mm hinge cover screws that secure the keyboard cover to the rear of the notebook. 3. Carefully insert a flat-blade screwdriver blade under the keyboard cover near the right end, then near the center, then near the left end, and then gently lift up the center of the cover. Gently pry up the hinge covers if needed, being careful not to damage the plastics or wireless antenna underneath The hp manual is here
1. Unplug the AC adapter, if present, and then remove the battery.
2. Remove the two M2.5×4.0mm hinge cover screws that secure the keyboard cover to the rear
of the notebook.
3. Carefully insert a flat-blade screwdriver blade under the keyboard cover near the right end, then near
the center, then near the left end, and then gently lift up the center of the cover. Gently pry up the hinge
covers if needed, being careful not to damage the plastics or wireless antenna underneath
The hp manual is here
Posted on Oct 21, 2007
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Ok, on a laptop you need to get some cups and label them to
put the screws in so you will know where they came from. Remove the Power
Cord, Remove the Battery then start removing all the
screws from the bottom of the laptop. Then remove all the devices from
the bottom of the laptop such as the hard drive, the memory, dvd/cd drive,
wireless card, etc. Take note of how the wires are on the wireless card,
those are the antennas.
Look inside the battery case, hard drive case, memory case and dvd drive slot for screw. Some screws on the bottom case in inside of some of the device cases might have the icon of a keyboard next to it. Those screws hold the keyboard in place.
Turn the laptop over, remove the strip that is just above the keyboard but be careful because a cable might be attached to it. Then remove the screws that hold the keyboard in place that are under where the strip was and gently lift the keyboard out because there is definitely a cable under it.
Next you can remove the screws from the lcd hinges at the corners and lift the lcd screen off, also note that you will have to pull the antennas cable and the lcd cable when you remove the lcd.
Next start removing any screws that hold the palmrest in place. Take note of any cables that are attached to the palmrest and remove them then lift the palmrest off.
Next start removing any screws you see that hold the motherboard to the bottom case, then lift the motherboard out an start replacing the fan.
A digital camera to take pictures will be most helpful to refresh you memory of where things were.
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I have replaced alot of jacks in similar models as this one.
I don't have one in front of me, but, assuming you have removed the power button/hinge cover plastics, removed the lcd, removed the keyboard and then removed the palmrest plastics.... you now have a base with the motherboard still in it. There are a few screws that attatch the motherboard to the bottom black chassis. Just have to carefully look around the board for them and remove them. Also, might need to remove the lugs on the back where the video connector and paralell port is located. And disconnect a couple wires here and there.
If you had pics available, I might could be of more help. Trying to get a mental picture of what your talking about. I have taken apart alot of these, and can usually get one down to a bare mainboard within 5 minutes easily.
Are you still needing help with it?
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