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If you have a problem with the keyboard or trackpad and need to replace it, clean the dust in the system fan or gain component access this guide will show you how to remove the palmrest.

Guide notes

  • While the keyboard cable is very long, the trackpad cable is substantially shorter. Use caution when disconnecting the trackpad connector.
  • In order to disassemble this system, it needs to be disassembled top to bottom. Make sure the keyboard, trackpad and power button are disconnected before removing the palmrest.
  • This is a difficult repair. It is a good idea to have a way to sort your screws as there will be two screws to remove the palmrest. This laptop uses multiple screw lengths.

Parçalar

  1. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Prepare the laptop: adım 1, 3 resimden 1. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Prepare the laptop: adım 1, 3 resimden 2. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Prepare the laptop: adım 1, 3 resimden 3.
    • Shut the laptop down until it is hibernated or shut off. Do not remove power until both lights turn off.

  2. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Unlock the  battery: adım 2, 3 resimden 1. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Unlock the  battery: adım 2, 3 resimden 2. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Unlock the  battery: adım 2, 3 resimden 3.
    • Once the computer is off, remove the battery. Switch the locking tab to the unlocked position.

  3. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Remove the battery: adım 3, 2 resimden 1. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Remove the battery: adım 3, 2 resimden 2.
    • Remove the battery. Pull the battery forward and remove it from the laptop.

  4. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Remove the optical drive: adım 4, 3 resimden 1. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Remove the optical drive: adım 4, 3 resimden 2. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Remove the optical drive: adım 4, 3 resimden 3.
    • Remove the screw that holds the optical drive in. To do this, use a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Slide the optical drive out once the screw is removed.

  5. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Remove the screws under the optical drive: adım 5, 1 resimden 1.
    • The system used in the guide only came with one screw. If yours came with three, sort accordingly.

    • With the palmrest screws removed, remove the screws under the optical drive. Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

    If I'm having troublds removing this screw what should I do? Using a Phillips #00

    mjsbak - Yanıt

    Try a Phillps #000 screwdriver. It worked for me with a #00, but #000 is a better fit when I revisited this.

    Nick -

    Mine has been worn out due to excessive use. What should I use to remove this screw?

    Ahmed Khan - Yanıt

  6. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Remove the bottom screws: adım 6, 1 resimden 1.
    • Once the battery and optical drive are removed, remove the 11 screws that secure the palmrest.

    • This screw is hidden by a stick on cover. If lost, this is only cosmetic.

    • Not found on all models. On some models, there are screws in this area. If you see screws here, they must be removed.

    Caution: There are two additional screws on some models in the battery pack area on the far left and right of single screw shown in the picture above. Make sure to remove those screws as they are also securing the back of the palm rest to the computer.

    David May - Yanıt

    Good catch. I made the assumption all machines in the P series come apart the same way since multiple chassis in the same line are rare. What model machine do you have?

    Now that I’ve looked at my picture, I think I know what you’re talking about. I think you’re taking about the square areas that were never used on my machine?

    Nick -

    I added a marker to account for this. I meant to do it sooner, but it slipped past me. Let me know if I put the markers in the wrong location. I have not seen one of these, so I don’t know with 100% certainty.

    Nick -

  7. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Remove the hinge caps: adım 7, 3 resimden 1. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Remove the hinge caps: adım 7, 3 resimden 2. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Remove the hinge caps: adım 7, 3 resimden 3.
    • If you choose to reuse the original pads, stick them to the hinge caps to preserve the adhesive.

    • Remove the hinge caps. To do this, remove the rubber pads. Use a Phillps #0 screwdriver.

    • Remove the screws under the hinge caps. To do this, use a Phillps #0 screwdriver.

  8. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Remove the palmrest: adım 8, 3 resimden 1. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Remove the palmrest: adım 8, 3 resimden 2. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Remove the palmrest: adım 8, 3 resimden 3.
    • Do not fully remove the palmrest - the power button is still connected to the motherboard.

    • If you are having trouble removing the palmrest, try using a guitar pick.

    • Run a plastic tool around all 3 sides of the palmrest. Once they are loose, disconnect the keyboard and trackpad. Flip the black plastic tabs on the connectors up and disconnect the cables.

    • Once the keyboard and trackpad are disconnected, the palmrest can be lifted up. In some cases, further prying may be needed.

    >Step 8 Remove the palmrest

    >Do not remove the palmrest.

    lolwut

    Toynbee Idea - Yanıt

    Not sure if you’re being serious or sarcastic. If you’re serious, it says it in the line you quoted that from why it has to wait.

    Nick -

    This is very difficult to remove. I managed to get the hard drive removed without removing it completely. The corners would not come loose and I didn’t want to risk cracking the palmrest.

    Hollow Hills Ranch & Homestead - Yanıt

    The trick I’ve used on this HP chaissis is I will go over the back tabs with more attention then the rest, and then go over it again just to be sure.

    The alternative is to buy anything else that isn’t awful to service, but sadly if you own it you can’t do much about it.

    Nick -

  9. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Disconnect the power button: adım 9, 3 resimden 1. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Disconnect the power button: adım 9, 3 resimden 2. HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement, Disconnect the power button: adım 9, 3 resimden 3.
    • With the keyboard and trackpad disconnected, disconnect the power button. Flip the black tab up and remove the palmrest.

Sonuç

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

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