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Remove and Replace the Real Time Clock Battery for HP Pavilion Gaming 15-akXXX Notebook PCs

This document applies to HP Pavilion 15-akXXX notebook computers.
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak000 notebook computer
Before you begin
  • Have available a pair of tweezers. a Phillips-head screwdriver, and non-metallic flat-bladed prying tool.
  • Turn off the computer. Disconnect the Ethernet or modem cable. Disconnect the power cord.
  • Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
  • HP strongly recommends the use of an anti-static wrist strap and a conductive foam pad when working on the computer.
  • After removing static sensitive components, place them in static dissipative bags. Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting. Before starting, power off the computer and wait for components to cool before starting these procedures.
  caution:
This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a noncarpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.
  caution:
Procedures in this document are provided by HP for qualified service agents and as a courtesy to its customers. Servicing internal components increases the risk of damaging the computer which might not be covered under warranty. Understand the risk and refer to the product's warranty before attempting to service the computer.
Video overview
View the following video before using the steps in this article.
  note:
The video and graphics in this article depict a specific configuration of the tablet. These same removal and replacement procedures apply to all configurations of HP Pavilion Gaming 15-akXXX Notebook PCs.
Removing the real time clock (RTC) battery
Use the steps in this section to remove the real time clock (RTC) battery.
Step 1
Find the battery lock latch identified by the lock icon on the bottom of the computer and slide it to the unlock position.
Unlocking the battery latch
Step 2
Find the battery release latch identified by the battery icon and slide the battery release latch to the release position to partially eject the battery.
Sliding the battery release latch
Step 3
Lift the front edge of the battery and remove the battery from the battery bay.
Removing the battery
Step 4
Now remove the optical drive.
Remove the 6.5 mm P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the optical drive to the base enclosure.
Location of screw to remove
Step 5
Grasp the optical drive bezel and carefully slide the optical drive out of the base enclosure.
Removing the optical drive
Step 6
Remove the rear corner covers.
Remove the two 12 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the corner covers to the base enclosure.
Corner cover screws
Step 7
Carefully lift the corner covers to disengage the tabs that secure them to the base enclosure and remove.
Lifting a corner cover
Lifting the other corner cover
Step 8
Now, remove the base enclosure.
With a pair or tweezers, remove the two Mylar screw covers from the base enclosure.
The two Mylar screw covers to remove
Step 9
Remove the nine 5.5 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the base enclosure to the top cover and then...
  note:
The screws you are about to remove are different sizes. Keep them separated so you can put them back in the correct locations.
The nine 5.5 mm screws
...remove the six 10 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the base enclosure to the top cover.
The six 10 mm screws to remove
Step 10
Carefully separate the edges of the base enclosure from the top cover...
  caution:
To prevent damage to the base enclosure, take extreme care when separating the area around the optical drive bay from the top cover.
Separating the edges of the base enclosure
... and slide it off the display panel hinges.
Sliding the base enclosure off the display panel hinges
Step 11
Using a non-metallic flat-bladed tool, carefully release the RTC battery from its socket on the system board.
Removing the RTC battery from its socket
Step 12
Remove the RTC battery.
Removing the RTC battery from its socket
Replacing the real time clock (RTC) battery
Use the steps in this section to replace the real time clock (RTC) battery.
Step 1
With the positive (+) side of the RTC battery facing up, insert the edge of the RTC battery into its socket...
Inserting the RTC battery back into its socket
...and gently press down until it snaps into place.
Pressing and snapping the RTC battery into place
Step 2
Slide the base enclosure onto the display panel hinges.
  caution:
Ensure that the wireless antenna and display panel cables are free from being pinched between the base enclosure and top cover.
Sliding the base enclosure onto the display panel hinges
Step 3
Place the base enclosure into position on the top cover. Apply pressure to the edges of the base enclosure to snap it into place.
Applying pressure to the edges of the base enclosure
Step 4
Replace the six 10 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the base enclosure to the top cover.
Locations for the six 10 mm screws
Step 5
Replace the nine 5.5 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the base enclosure to the top cover.
Locations for the nine 5.5 mm screws
Step 6
Place the two Mylar screw covers into position on the base enclosure.
Locations of the two Mylar screw covers
Step 7
Align the corner covers with the base enclosure and press down on the corner covers to secure them into position.
Pressing one corner cover into place
Pressing the other corner cover into place
Step 8
Replace the two 12 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the corner covers to the base enclosure.
Locations for the two 12 mm screws
Step 9
Insert the optical drive into the optical drive bay...
Inserting the optical drive into the bay
...until the optical drive bezel is flush with the side of the base enclosure.
Pressing the drive flush with the side of the base enclosure
Step 10
Replace the 6.5 mm P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the optical drive to the base enclosure.
Screw locations that secures the optical drive to the base enclosure
Step 11
Insert the rear edge of the battery into the battery bay and lower the battery until it is properly seated and the battery release latch clicks.
Inserting the battery into its bay
Step 12
Slide the battery lock to the lock position to secure the battery.
Sliding the battery lock into the locked position

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