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HP EliteBook 8540p Notebook PC - Removing and Replacing the Solid State Drive

Introduction
This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the solid state drive for the HP EliteBook 8540p 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 (P00 and P1) screwdrivers
Parts required
  note:
Part numbers are subject to change.
The replacement part number will vary depending on the solid state drive 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
250GB solid-state drive (SSD) - SATA interface, 2.5-inch form factor
595756-001 (Modified)
Yes
160GB solid-state drive (SSD) - SATA interface, 2.5-inch form factor
595757-001 (Modified)
Yes
  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 solid state drive, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library, (Click here to go to HP Service Media Library) then select Solid state drive from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Click here to view the solid state drive removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).
Solid state drive removal
  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. Loosen the four captive P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the solid state drive cover to the bottom of the notebook.
  3. Lift the solid state drive cover and remove it.
  4. Loosen the captive P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the solid state drive to the base enclosure.
  5. Grasp the Mylar tab that is attached to the solid state drive bracket and slide the solid state drive away from the solid state drive connector on the system board.
  6. Remove the solid state drive from the primary storage drive bay.
  7. Place the solid state drive in a static dissipative bag.
Solid state drive replacement
  1. Remove the solid state drive from the static dissipative bag.
  2. Toe the solid state drive into the primary storage drive bay and align it with the system board connector.
  3. Press the solid state drive into the connector on the system board until it is firmly seated.
  4. Tighten the captive P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the solid state drive to the base enclosure.
  5. Toe the solid state drive cover into the base enclosure and lower it into position.
  6. Tighten the four captive P1 Phillips-head screws.

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