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Remove and Replace the Display Panel Hinges for 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 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:
Before starting, power off the computer and wait for components to cool before starting these procedures. 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 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.
  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 display panel hinges

To remove the display panel hinges from the top cover, first follow the instructions to remove other components to gain access to the display panel hinges.
Step 1
First remove the battery, optical drive, rear corner covers, base enclosure, wireless module and the display panel assembly.
For detailed instructions see the HP support document, Remove and Replace the Display Panel Assembly.
Removing the base enclosure to gain access to the wireless  module and other components
Step 2
Remove the display bezel.
For detailed instructions see the HP support document, Remove and Replace the Display Bezel.
Removing the display bezel
Step 3
Remove the display panel.
For detailed instructions see the HP support document, Remove and Replace the Display Panel.
Removing the display panel
Step 4
Remove the two 3 mm P1 Phillips broad-head screws that secure the left display panel hinge to the display enclosure.
Removing the screws that secure the left panel hinge to the display enclosure
Step 5
Remove the 2.5 mm P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the left display panel hinge to the display enclosure.
One screw that secures the left display panel hinge to the display enclosure
Step 6
Lift the left display panel hinge off of the alignment pins on the display enclosure and remove.
Remove the right display panel hinge in the same manner.
Lifting the left display panel hinge off

Replacing the display panel hinges

Use the following instructions to replace the removed components and then the display panel hinges.
Step 1
Place the left display panel hinge onto the alignment pins on the display enclosure.
Placing the left hinge onto the alignment pins
Step 2
Make sure the left display panel hinge is under the retention tab on the display enclosure.
Making sure the hinge is under the retention tab
Step 3
Replace the 2.5 mm P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the left display panel hinge to the display enclosure.
Replace the two 3mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the left display panel hinge to the top display enclosure.
Replacing the three screws
Step 4
Replace the right display panel hinge and the screws in the same manner, placing it carefully on the display enclosure and replacing the the Phillips-head screws.
Replacing the other hinge
Step 5
Replace the display panel.
For detailed instructions see the HP support document, Remove and Replace the Display Panel.
Replacing the display panel
Step 6
Replace the display bezel.
For detailed instructions see the HP support document, Remove and Replace the Display Bezel.
Replacing the display bezel
Step 7
Replace the display panel assembly, wireless module, base enclosure, rear corner covers, optical drive, and the battery.
For detailed instructions see the HP support document, Remove and Replace the Display Panel Assembly.
Replacing the base enclosure

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