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HP Compaq Business Notebook nx7000 - Installing the Top Cover

Chassis:Installing
Installing the Top Cover
  1. To remove the old top cover, first prepare the notebook for disassembly.
  2. Disconnect the wireless antenna cables from the mini PCI communications board.
  3. Remove the following components:
    • Optical drive
    • Keyboard
    • Switch cover
    • Speaker cover
    • Display assembly
  4. Turn the notebook bottom side up with the front facing forward.
  5. Remove the following screws:
    • Two PM2.5x7.0 screws in the front corners of the notebook (1)
    • Two PM2.5x5.0 screws in the hard drive bay and one PM2.5x5.0 screw on the right side of the hard drive bay (2)
    • Six PM2.5x15.0 screws (3)
    • One PM2.5x7.0 screw (4) behind the hard drive bay
  6. Turn the notebook top side up with the rear panel facing forward.
  1. Release the ZIF connector (1) to which the TouchPad cable is attached and disconnect the TouchPad cable (2) from the system board.
  2. Route the two antenna cables (3) out of the hole in the system board.
  1. If connected, disconnect the Bluethumb wireless module cable (1) from the system board.
  2. Disconnect the left (2) and right speaker cables (3) from the system board.
  1. Remove the following screws:
    • Two PM2.5x7.0 screws (1) that secure the top cover to the base enclosure
    • One PM2.0x3.0 screw (2) that secures the top cover and modem to the base enclosure
    • One PM2.5x5.0 screw (3) that secures the top cover to the base enclosure above the USB connector
  2. Position the notebook so the front faces forward.
  1. Lift the back edge of the top cover (1) and swing it forward (2) to disengage it from the base enclosure.
  2. Remove the top cover.
  3. Reverse the above procedure to install a new top cover.
Installing the Switch Cover
  1. Remove the keyboard.
  2. Insert a flat-bladed tool under the outside edges of the hinge cover areas and lift up to disengage the left and right sides of the old cover from the notebook.
  3. Remove the old switch cover.
  4. Reverse the above procedure to install the new switch cover.

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