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Remove and Replace the Left Rear Cover for Sprout by HP

This document applies to Sprout by HP.
Sprout by HP

Before you begin

  • You need a Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove all CDs and DVDs from the optical drive.
  • Turn off the computer, and disconnect all cables. Be sure to disconnect the network cable before disconnecting the power cord.
  • Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
  • Place the computer face-down on a soft flat surface. HP recommends that you place the Sprout on a blanket, towel, or other soft cloth to protect the touch screen surface from scratches or other damage.
  • Do not remove a component from the protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
  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:
For best quality on dial-up connections, wait until the video has fully loaded before viewing.

Remove the left rear cover

Use the following steps to remove the left rear cover:
Step 1
First, remove the touch mat.
Grasp the mat with both hands and pull out from its docking location.
Removing the touch mat
Step 2
Place the Sprout face down on a soft flat surface with the top projector of the unit overhanging the edge of the table.
Placing the sprout face down
Step 3
Remove the Philips #2 security screw at the bottom edge of the cover if the screw is installed in the computer.
note:
Some models of Sprout by HP do not have this screw.
Security screw that might be installed on the computer
Step 4
Press your hands flat on the left rear cover and slide the cover out to the side and lift the cover off.
Sliding the cover to the side

Replace the left rear cover

Use the following steps to replace the left rear cover:
Step 1
Find the tabs on the side, top, and bottom of the cover...
Some of the tabs on the left cover
...and the slots on the side, top, and bottom of the computer case.
Slots on the bottom of the computer case
Step 2
Place the cover down onto the computer slightly to the side of its final location...
Replacing left rear cover
...and pressing your hands flat on the cover, slide it back into place.
Sliding the left rear cover back into place
Step 3
Replace the Philips #2 security screw at the bottom edge of the cover if the screw is installed in the computer.
Security screw on the left rear cover
Step 4
Place the Sprout by HP in its upright position and replace the touch mat.
Insert the connector edge of the mat into its docking port on the bottom of the unit.
Replacing the touch mat

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