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How can I get the case open?

I have removed 5 screws inside the battery compartment (B6) plus one B6 under the laptop. 2 at the rear of the screen and 5 screws labelled B16 underneath. Something is still holding it all together. Do you know of a manual?

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Re: How can I get the case open?

And a good day to you!
Follow this link:
Click on the gold colored "For the index..."
Open the Toshiba link (not the upper one, use the lower one)
Click on the 4600 link.
TaDa! You have the manual!

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Don't know what manual you're referring to, but it isn't the HP 630, HP 631, HP 635, and HP 636 Service Manual; from HP Support,

Upper part of the laptop is the Top Cover.
Most of the time referred to as the Palm Rest Cover.

1) Remove the Keyboard
2) Remove the Optical Drive (DVD drive) (IF an option on your laptop)

3) Remove the Power Button Board and cable.
4) Remove the TouchPad Button Board and cable.

5) Remove the Top Cover

A) Close the computer
B) Turn the computer upside down, FRONT towards you.

Now pull this example of the Base Enclosure up in another window,

Put your mouse cursor in the middle of the photo, and use the Zoom In feature. (Put mouse cursor in middle, slowly move mouse around)

1) Looking at the FRONT edge, see the SIX screws that need to be removed?

2) See the ONE screw on the Left side, and Right side; that needs to be removed?

3) ONE screw to remove from EACH corner on the REAR side.

4) Battery Compartment / Rear side;
There are FOUR screws to remove that are along the Rear side of the Battery Compartment, and DOWN in the Battery Compartment.

4) Battery Compartment / Front side;
There are THREE screws to remove that are along the Front side of the Battery Compartment, and DOWN in the Battery Compartment.

5) DOWN in the Harddrive Bay Compartment there are FOUR screws to remove.
TWO on the Right side, TWO on the Left side.

IF I count correctly there are 21 screws to remove from the Bottom.
(I ran out of toes and fingers)

6) Turn the computer back over to it's normal position.
Open the laptop.

Grab the Jaws of Life and....................

Just wanted to see if you were following along.............

The rectangular area under where the Keyboard was, and has multi ventilation holes in it, is the Static Shield.

To the Upper Left corner is the Power Button Board cable, that needs to be disconnected.

To the Middle/Front is the TouchPad Button Board cable that needs to be disconnected.

Looking to the upper right there is a hole, and a screw that needs to be removed.

More detail;

Looking at the ventilation holes going across as rows.
Come down to the 3rd and 4th row of ventilation holes.
Come OVER from the Right side SIX ventilation holes.

That hole, that screw; needs to be removed.

IF it still uses this style of fastening;

The Top Cover has TABS going around the exterior perimeter, of the inside edges.

These Tabs snap into matching LATCHES in the Base Enclosure.
(Bottom Cover)

I use a thick stiff guitar pick to start popping the covers loose from each other. (Top Cover from Base Enclosure)

I would ease the pick in the parting line of Top Cover, to Base Enclosure, towards the Rear/Right side.

You just want to ease the pick in, so you can start to get your fingertips in.
Can't get the pick in? Move over. You are at a Tab/Latch.

Once you get the Top Cover to start to separate, use your fingertips, and move along towards the Front.
Go around the Front popping the Tabs/Latches loose.

By the time you get halfway around the Left side, the Top Cover may pop off.
I state MAY, because I have had some I had to fight all the way.
(Pop EVERY Tab/Latch loose)

I hope you are wearing an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source.

IF not, open the backdoor, and throw your laptop out.
(Unless you just want to use it as a doorstop)

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
An ESD wrist strap, and connected to a good ground source, will keep your laptop safe from Static. (From you)

The CPU (Processor) is the most susceptible hardware component to Static shock.

You know the above? Good. I also posted for people who read this solution in the future.

Out of curiosity what CPU are you going to install?

[Plus; DO NOT post your email address on FixYa!]

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

[Memory Module/Wireless Module Compartment Panel is removed, then there is a screw to remove down in the compartment, that is for the DVD drive.
Remove screw to slide DVD drive out of laptop.

Can't get a hold of DVD drive? Tap the tray release button, ease the tray all the way out. Gently pull on tray until DVD drive comes out enough, that you can grab it ]

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Remove the keyboard locking screw--marked by a keyboard-shaped icon--from the top part of the compartment exposed when you removed the T-shaped panel. Reserve the screw.

Remove the black Phillips-head screw from next to the wireless adapter inside the T-shaped compartment. This screw holds the Pavilion dv7 optical drive in place.

Pull the Pavilion dv7 optical drive gently out of its bay, and then remove the two Phillips-head screws from inside the empty drive bay. Reserve the screws.

Remove the Phillips-head screw next to the circular intake fan vent in the corner of the Pavilion dv7.

Remove the five Phillips-head screws from inside the empty battery compartment. You should now have removed 16 screws in all. Turn the Pavilion dv7 over and open the screen.

Insert a spudger or other flat plastic tool into the seam between the speaker grille and computer casing on the right side of the Pavilion dv7. Gently pry up to begin removing the speaker grille from the computer. As you do this, move the spudger to a new location to pry different areas until the grille is completely disconnected. Mind the ribbon cable connecting the center of the speaker grille to the logic board, and do not lift the grille any higher from the computer than the cable allows.

Push both sides of the speaker grille cable lock forward until the cable slides easily out of the logic board connector. Set the speaker grille aside.

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1) Remove ALL electrical sources.
AC adapter and Battery. Leave the Battery Compartment Door off.

2) Laptop closed turn it over, battery compartment facing Away from you.

3) Looking at the inside edge of the Battery Compartment that is towards you, there are 3 screws to remove.
They are right along the edge that faces you.
There is one in the middle, and one on the right side, that are down in a little indention. (A small drop in the case)
There is one to the left.
Philips head screws. Remove them, place them in a multi-compartment container, and mark the compartment for where they came from.

(DO NOT mix the screws up that you are going to remove)

4) Turn the laptop over, open it.
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DO NOT lift it straight up.

There are plastic tabs that protrude from the back of the Keyboard, and go into the Keyboard Cover.
(The dark rectangular shaped piece of plastic that surrounds the Keyboard, and ends at the Palm Rest, is the Keyboard Cover)

Ease the Keyboard forward towards the LCD screen. Lay it down next to the LCD screen, and on the Keyboard Cover.
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To start I suggest you have a No.1, and a No.2 Philips head magnetized screwdriver, a small pair of Needlenose pliers, and a multi-compartment container for the screws.

(When working on a laptop this is the ONLY place I would advise using a magnetized screwdriver. Otherwise NO!)

There are different sized screws, and they also have different threads. It may be very easy to mix these up.

I also suggest you work on a table. If you have a carpet floor, do not swing your feet across it as you work.

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1.Computer off, remove all electrical sources. AC adapter, (Charger), and Battery.

2.Close the laptop. (Close the LCD screen down)
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Now you are going to remove the Switch Cover.
(Cover under the LCD screen, above the keyboard. Has the speakers, LED lights, Power On button, and so on)

Switch Cover Removal:
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Remove them.

Turn the laptop back over, open the LCD screen, and lay the screen back as far as it will go.

Lift the rear edge of the Switch Cover, and swing it forward until it rests on the keyboard. (The rear edge of the Switch Cover is next to the LCD screen)
Use finesse when lifting the Switch Cover, and resting it on the keyboard. There is a Small flat ribbon cable connected to the Switch Cover. You can only move the cover so far]

Notice that the small flat ribbon cable ends in a white connector towards you. This is a ZIF connector. (Zero Insertion Force) The flat ribbon cable is the LED light cable.

The ZIF connector is composed of two pieces. Think of a small rectangular box within a larger rectangular box.
The smaller inner rectangular box has a lip on it. This keeps it from going down through the larger box.
There is also a lip on the bottom of the smaller box, which keeps it from coming all the way out.

The smaller box is lifted by the top lip, or flange, to release the flat cable.
Again, it only lifts up so far.
It's hard to discern at first how the two box like parts separate from each other, your first time, hence this long explanation.

Looking close at this connector, you will see a thin parting line, approximately 1/16th of an inch down from the top.
Parting line where the two halves, or box like shapes separate.

Use your fingernails to hold the top flange, and the bottom half of the connector. Ease the connector apart. You may find placing your fingernails in the parting line helps, when you are separating the connector. Sometimes you have to gently rock the top half as you are pulling out.

Sometimes the connector top eases up with no problem. Sometimes it's stiff. Again, I advise using finesse.

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This particular ZIF connector may be different from the explanation above. Some do separate, and the cable is still connected to one side of the white ZIF connector.

Lay the Switch Cover aside.

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(Looking at the bottom of the laptop, this compartment door is in the middle. It is rectangular shaped, with the length going up, and down.
The battery compartment is above. The battery release latch button is to the upper left, of the Memory Module Compartment Door.

There are two Philips head screws. One in the upper left, and one in the upper right. (Upper is facing the battery compartment)
Remove them.

There are four screws to remove the keyboard.
Right below where the upper left screw was removed, for the memory compartment cover, is one of the screws that hold the keyboard on.
It's down in a small hole. (Below, in the statement, 'Below the upper screw that was removed', means facing you)

To the right of the memory compartment door opening is another keyboard screw. It's on the outside of the opening, down in a small hole. (Right above an air vent)

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Now turn the laptop back over carefully. Open the LCD screen, lay it back as far as possible.
Lift the rear of the keyboard up to a 45 degree angle, towards you. (Rear of the keyboard is the edge towards the LCD screen. The keyboard will only lift so far due to a flat ribbon cable connected to it)

Slide the keyboard towards the LCD screen carefully. There are two tabs you are sliding out of the body of the laptop. (Top Cover)
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Once the tabs are clear of the slots in the Top Cover, bring the keyboard to a level position, and bring it back towards you. (It will only go so far. Flat ribbon cable!)

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In case I haven't explained these steps clear enough, come back, and let me know.

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For AS 3680,
Removed screen.
1. Open the door on the back to remove the wireless antena cables.
2. Open the power cover (remove 2 scews on the power cover).
3. removed keyboard.
4, remove 4 scews (silver scews) that make screen attched the the laptop body.
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