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Remove and Replace the Touch Pad Board for HP Pavilion 15-abXXX Notebook PCs

This document applies to HP Pavilion 15-abXXX notebook computers.
HP Pavilion 15-ab000 notebook computer
Before you begin
  • Have available a pair of tweezers, a flat non-metallic prying tool, and a Phillips-head screwdriver.
  • 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 notebook computer. These same removal and replacement procedures apply to all configurations of HP Pavilion 15-abXXX notebook computers.
Removing the touch pad board
To remove the touch pad board, first follow the instructions to remove the system board and the necessary components linked to in Step 1. Then proceed to remove the touch pad board.
Step 1
First remove the battery, optical drive, rear corner covers, base enclosure, and wireless module, fan, and system board.
For detailed instructions see the HP support document, Remove and Replace the System Board.
Lifting off the system board
Step 2
Remove the three 2 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the touchpad board bracket to the top cover.
Three screws that secure the touch pad board to the bracket
Step 3
Lift the touchpad board bracket off of the alignment pins on the top cover and remove.
Lifting the touch pad board bracket off the alignment pins
Step 4
Hold the ribbon cable out of the way...
Holding the ribbon cable out of the way
...and peel back the grounding tape that secures the touchpad board to the top cover.
Peeling back the grounding tape
Step 5
Remove the three 1.5 mm P0 Phillips-head screws that secure the touchpad board to the top cover.
Screw locations
Step 6
Lift the touchpad board off of the alignment pins...
Lifting the touch pad board off the alignment pins
...and remove the retention tab from under the keyboard bracket.
Removing the retention tab from under the keyboard bracket
Step 7
Remove the touchpad board and place it into a static dissipative bag.
Placing the touch pad board in a static bag
Replacing the touch pad board
Use the steps in this section to replace the touch pad board.
Step 1
Insert the retention tab on the touchpad board under the keyboard bracket...
Inserting the retention tab on the touchpad board under the keyboard bracket
... and lower it onto the alignment pins on the top cover.
Lowering the board onto the alignment pins
Step 2
Replace the three 1.5 mm P0 Phillips-head screws that secure the touchpad board to the top cover.
Locations of the three screws to replace
Step 3
Replace the grounding tape that secures the touchpad board to the top cover.
Replacing the grounding tape
Step 4
Place the touchpad board bracket onto the alignment pins on the top cover.
Placing the touch pad bracket on the alignment pins
Step 5
Replace the three 2 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the touchpad board bracket to the top cover.
Three screw locations that secure the bracket to the top cover
Step 6
Replace the system board, fan, wireless module, base enclosure, rear corner covers, optical drive and the battery.
For detailed instructions see the HP support document, Remove and Replace the System Board.
Replacing the base enclosure after reinstalling the other parts that were removed

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