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Removing and Replacing the Service Cover for HP Pavilion dm1-4000, dm1-4100, dm1-4200, dm1-4300, and dm1-4400 Notebook PCs

This document applies to HP Pavilion dm1-4xxx series notebook computers.
-HP Pavilion dm1-4xxx series notebook computer

Before you begin

  • You need 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.
  • Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
  warning:
The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along any interior metal edge of the computer.
  warning:
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 non-carpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.

Video overview

View the following video before using the steps in this article.
note:
For best quality on dial-up connections, wait until the video has fully loaded before viewing.
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 for all HP Pavilion dm1-4xxx Series PCs.

Removing the service cover

  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Follow the steps in this section to remove the service cover.
Step 1
Remove the battery.
For more information about removing the battery, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Battery.
Removing the battery
Step 2
Slide and hold the battery release latch to release the service cover.
Sliding the battery release latch
Step 3
Slide the service cover toward the front of the computer, and remove the service cover.
Removing the service cover

Replacing the service cover

Use the steps in this section to replace the service cover.
Step 1
Align the service cover in place.
Aligning the service cover
Step 2
Slide the service cover into position until it clicks into place.
Sliding the service cover in
Step 3
Replace the battery.
For more information about replacing the battery, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Battery.
Pressing down on  the battery

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