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HP EliteBook 8560p Notebook PC - Removing and Replacing the Keyboard

Introduction

This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the keyboard for the HP EliteBook 8560p 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

Small, Phillips-head (P1) screwdriver.

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 and pointing stick cables)
641181-xx1 (Modified)
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 labelled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labelled 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.

Summary of instructions

To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the keyboard, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library (Click here to go to HP Services Media Library), then select Keyboard from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Click here to view the keyboard removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).

Keyboard removal

  caution:
Observe all precautions when removing and replacing components.
note:
The video depicts a specific configuration of the notebook. The same removal and replacement procedures apply to all configurations of the notebook.
  1. 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 your product or loss of data.
  2. Remove the bottom cover.
  3. Loosen the three captive P1 Phillips-head screws (identified with keyboard icons) that secure the keyboard to the base enclosure.
  4. Place the notebook on its side and open the display panel.
  5. While supporting the notebook, insert a tool into the opening in the battery bay and gently press in to partially release the keyboard from the top cover.
  6. Turn the notebook right side up.
  7. Lift the rear edge of the keyboard and rotate the keyboard toward the front of the notebook until there is access to the keyboard ribbon cable and ZIF connector.
  8. Using minimal force, lift the locking bar up on the keyboard ZIF connector and disconnect the keyboard ribbon cable from the system board.
      caution:
    Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
  9. Remove the keyboard from the base enclosure.

Keyboard replacement

  1. Position the keyboard on the notebook so that there is access to the keyboard ribbon cable and ZIF connector.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Lower the keyboard into position and press along the edges of the keyboard to secure it to the top cover.
  5. Close the display panel and turn the notebook upside down.
  6. Tighten the three captive P1 Phillips-head screws (identified with keyboard icons) that secure the keyboard to the base enclosure.
  7. Replace the bottom cover.

Parts return


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