Introdução

This guide explains how to remove the Hard Drive from the HP 15-f009wm notebook computer. This could be done to either replace a corrupt Hard Drive or to upgrade to a larger Hard Drive.

Turn laptop upside down. Flip the lock switch to the unlocked setting.
  • Turn laptop upside down.

  • Flip the lock switch to the unlocked setting.

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Flip the release switch. Once the flip is switched, the battery should pop out. Once the flip is switched, the battery should pop out.
  • Flip the release switch.

  • Once the flip is switched, the battery should pop out.

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Slide the battery out. Slide the battery out.
  • Slide the battery out.

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Remove the two Phillips #1 screws from the RAM panel. Remove the two Phillips #1 screws from the RAM panel. Remove the two Phillips #1 screws from the RAM panel.
  • Remove the two Phillips #1 screws from the RAM panel.

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Use the plastic opening tool to pop the panel off. Use the plastic opening tool to pop the panel off. Use the plastic opening tool to pop the panel off.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pop the panel off.

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Release the tabs on each side of the chip by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM. These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up. These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.
  • Release the tabs on each side of the chip by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM.

  • These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

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Remove the RAM chip from the laptop.
  • Remove the RAM chip from the laptop.

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Remove the sixteen 7mm Phillips #1 screws from the bottom panel.
  • Remove the sixteen 7mm Phillips #1 screws from the bottom panel.

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Pull the disk drive out of the laptop. Pull the disk drive out of the laptop. Pull the disk drive out of the laptop.
  • Pull the disk drive out of the laptop.

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Remove the three 2mm Phillips #00 screws found underneath the disk drive.
  • Remove the three 2mm Phillips #00 screws found underneath the disk drive.

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Remove the single 4mm Phillips #1 screw from the Wi-Fi card. Pull the Wi-Fi card out of the motherboard. Pull the Wi-Fi card out of the motherboard.
  • Remove the single 4mm Phillips #1 screw from the Wi-Fi card.

  • Pull the Wi-Fi card out of the motherboard.

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Open the laptop. Use a plastic opening tool to pop out the  keyboard by starting at the top and working your way around the perimeter. Use a plastic opening tool to pop out the  keyboard by starting at the top and working your way around the perimeter.
  • Open the laptop.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pop out the keyboard by starting at the top and working your way around the perimeter.

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Open the screen up until it lays flat and rotate the laptop until the screen is closest to you. Lift the keyboard from the laptop.
  • Open the screen up until it lays flat and rotate the laptop until the screen is closest to you.

  • Lift the keyboard from the laptop.

  • Use a spudger to lift up the black latch on the ZIF connector and remove the ribbon cable.

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Remove the five 7mm Phillips #1 screws found underneath the keyboard.
  • Remove the five 7mm Phillips #1 screws found underneath the keyboard.

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Use a spudger to lift the black tabs on the ZIF connectors. Remove the ribbon cables from the ZIF connectors. Remove the ribbon cables from the ZIF connectors.
  • Use a spudger to lift the black tabs on the ZIF connectors.

  • Remove the ribbon cables from the ZIF connectors.

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Use a plastic opening tool to pop the palm rest off of the laptop. Lift and remove the palm rest. Lift and remove the palm rest.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pop the palm rest off of the laptop.

  • Lift and remove the palm rest.

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Use a spudger to lift up the black latch on the ZIF connector. Remove the USB/AUX port ribbon cable from the ZIF connector on the motherboard. Remove the USB/AUX port ribbon cable from the ZIF connector on the motherboard.
  • Use a spudger to lift up the black latch on the ZIF connector.

  • Remove the USB/AUX port ribbon cable from the ZIF connector on the motherboard.

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Remove the single 7mm Phillips #1 screw from the USB/AUX board. Remove the USB/AUX board from the laptop.
  • Remove the single 7mm Phillips #1 screw from the USB/AUX board.

  • Remove the USB/AUX board from the laptop.

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Lift the Hard Drive from the laptop. Disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard. Disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard.
  • Lift the Hard Drive from the laptop.

  • Disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard.

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Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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