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HP EliteBook 2570p Notebook PC - Removing and Replacing the Keyboard

Introduction
This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the keyboard for the HP EliteBook 2570p Notebook PC.
Minimum skill level
The end user requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The end user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.
Tools required
  • Flat-bladed alignment tool
  • Small, Phillips-head P1 screwdriver
  • Tweezers
Parts required
  note:
Part numbers are subject to change.
The replacement part number will vary depending on the keyboard that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP.
Description
Part Number
Requires Return
Keyboard with pointing stick (includes keyboard cable and pointing stick cable)
696693-xxx
Yes
The part number will vary based on the country. Click here for a list of country specific spare part numbers.
  note:
For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If your unit contains a part that is labeled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labeled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.
Keyboard removal instructions
To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing/replacing the modem board and cable, click here to view the HP Services Media Library and then click on Remove/Replace videos. On the new window, select Keyboard from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:
  caution:
Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to the product or loss of data.
  note:
The following video depicts a specific configuration of the notebook. The same removal and replacement procedures apply to all configurations of the notebook.
Step
Procedure
Instruction
1
Remove the battery.
2
Remove the service door.
3
Remove the fan.
4
Loosen the three captive P1 Phillips-head screws (identified with a keyboard icon) that secure the keyboard to the base enclosure.
5
Place the notebook on its side and open the display panel.
6
While supporting the notebook, gently press the exposed area of the keyboard in the fan cradle to partially release it from the top cover.
7
Turn the notebook right side up
8
Gently lift up on the rear edge of the keyboard and slide the keyboard towards the rear of the notebook just enough to release the tabs at the front of the keyboard.
9
Turn the keyboard over and place it on the palm rest.
  note:
Do not lift the keyboard further away from the notebook than necessary to access the ribbon cables and ZIF connectors.
10
  caution:
Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
Using minimal force, lift the locking bar up on the point stick ZIF connector and disconnect the point stick ribbon cable from the system board.
11
  caution:
Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
Using minimal force, lift the locking bar up on the keyboard ZIF connector and disconnect the keyboard ribbon cable from the system board.
12
  note:
If you intend to remove the system board, perform the following steps after removing the keyboard:
  1.   caution:
    Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
    Using minimal force, lift the locking bar up on the power button board ZIF connector and disconnect the power button board ribbon cable from the system board.
  2. Using minimal force, lift the locking bar up on the fingerprint reader ZIF connector and disconnect the fingerprint reader ribbon cable from the system board.
  3. Using minimal force, slide the locking bar out of the function button board ZIF connector and disconnect the function button board ribbon cable from the system board.
Remove the keyboard.
Keyboard replacement instructions
Step
Procedure
Instruction
1
If you have replaced the system board, perform the following steps before replacing the keyboard:
  1. Insert the function button board ribbon cable into the function button board ZIF connector on the system board and slide the locking bar into the ZIF connector to lock the cable into place.
  2. Insert the fingerprint reader ribbon cable into the fingerprint reader ZIF connector on the system board and press the locking bar down to lock the cable into place.
  3. Insert the power button board ribbon cable into the power button board ZIF connector on the system board and press the locking bar down to lock the cable into place.
  caution:
Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
2
Place the keyboard upside down on the palm rest.
3
Insert the keyboard ribbon cable into the keyboard ZIF connector on the system board and press the locking bar down to lock the cable into place.
  caution:
Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
4
Insert the point stick ribbon cable into the point stick ZIF connector on the system board and press the locking bar down to lock the cable into place.
  caution:
Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
5
Rotate the keyboard toward the center of the notebook and insert the tabs on the front of the keyboard into the slots on the top cover.
6
Lower the keyboard into position and press along the edges of the keyboard to secure it to the top cover.
7
Close the display panel and turn the notebook upside down.
8
Tighten the three captive P1 Phillips-head screws (identified with a keyboard icon) that secure the keyboard to the base enclosure.
9
Replace the fan.
10
Replace the service door.
11
Replace the battery.

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