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Compaq 610 Notebook PC - Removing and Replacing Switch Cover

Introduction

This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the switch cover for the Compaq 610 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
  • Small Torx T8 screwdriver

Parts required

note:
Part numbers are subject to change.
The replacement part number will vary depending on the switch cover that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP.
Description
Part Number
Requires Return
Switch cover - Includes power button board and cable
538452-001 (Modified)
No
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 switch cover, 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 Switch cover from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Click here to view the switch cover removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).

Switch cover 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. Remove the 9mm T8 Torx screw from each of the back corners of the notebook that secure the switch cover to the base enclosure
  3. Remove the three 3mm P1 Phillips broad head screws inside the battery bay.
  4. Remove the two 7mm P1 Phillips-head screws marked with a keyboard icon on either side of the memory compartment that secure the keyboard to the base enclosure.
  5. Turn the notebook right side up and open the display panel fully.
  6. Pull up on the outer edges of the switch cover to detach it from the base enclosure and move it away from the top edge of the keyboard. Do not remove the switch cover.
  7. Lift the keyboard and move it toward the front of the notebook to expose the button board ribbon cable and the ZIF connector on the system board.
  8. Using minimal force, lift the locking bar up on the ZIF connector and disconnect the button board ribbon cable from the system board.
    IMPORTANT: Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
  9. Remove the switch cover.

Switch cover replacement

  1. Hold the switch cover over the top cover and insert the button board ribbon cable into the ZIF connector on the system board.
  2. Push the locking bar down to lock the ZIF connector.
  3. Toe the tabs on the bottom edge of the keyboard into the slots on the top cover and lower the keyboard into place.
  4. Place the switch cover into position on the top cover.
  5. Press along the entire length of the switch cover to snap it into place.
  6. Close the display panel and turn the notebook upside down.
  7. Ensure that all of the switch cover tabs are snapped into place by pressing along the rear edge of the battery bay.
  8. Replace the two 7mm P1 Phillips-head screws marked with a keyboard icon on either side of the memory compartment that secure the keyboard to the base enclosure.
  9. Replace the three 3mm P1 Phillips broad head screws inside the battery bay.
  10. Replace the 9mm T8 Torx screw on each of the back corners of the notebook that secure the switch cover to the base enclosure.

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