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Remove and Replace the Power Button Board for HP Pavilion Gaming 15-akXXX Notebook PCs

This document applies to HP Pavilion Gaming 15-akXXX notebook computers.
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak000 notebook computer
Before you begin
  • Have available a non-metallic prying tool and a Phillips-head screw driver.
  • 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.
  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:
The video and graphics in this article depict a specific configuration of the notebook computer. These same removal and replacement procedures apply to all configurations of the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-akXXX notebook computers.
Removing the power button board
Follow the steps in this section to remove the battery, optical drive, rear corner covers, and the base enclosure, and then the power button board.
Step 1
First, remove the battery, optical drive, rear corner covers, and the base enclosure.
For detailed instructions, see the HP support document, Remove and Replace the Base Enclosure.
Removing the base enclosure
Step 2
Find the 5.5 mm P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the left display panel hinge to the top cover...
Location of power button board
...and remove the screw.
Removing the power button board screw
Step 3
Carefully rotate the left display hinge off of the alignment pins on the top cover until you gain access to the power button board.
Rotating the hinge open
Step 4
  caution:
Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
Using minimal force, lift the locking bar up on the power button board ZIF connector...
Lifting the locking bar on the ribbon cable
... and disconnect the power button board ribbon cable from the USB board.
Disconnecting the ribbon cable
Step 5
Remove the 2.5 mm P0 Phillips broad-head screw that secures the power button board to the top cover.
Removing the screw that secures the power button board to the top cover
Step 6
Remove the power button board from the retention tabs and alignment pins that secure it to the top cover.
Removing the power button board
Step 7
Place the power button board into a static dissipative bag.
Placing the power button board in a static dissipative bag
Replacing the power button board
Use the steps in this section to replace the power button board and other removed components.
Step 1
Place the power button board onto the alignment pins and under the retention tabs on the top cover.
Placing the board onto the alignment pins
Step 2
Replace the 2.5 mm P0 Phillips broad-head screw that secures the power button board to the top cover.
Replacing the screw that secures the board to the top cover
Step 3
Insert the power button board ribbon cable into the power button board ZIF connector on the USB board and press the locking bar down to lock the cable into place.
Inserting the ribbon cable into its connector on the USB board
Step 4
Carefully rotate the left display panel hinge onto the alignment pins on the top cover.
Rotating the hinge onto the alignment pins on the top cover
Step 5
Replace the 5.5 mm P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the left display panel hinge to the top cover.
Replacing the screw that secures the hinge to the top cover
Step 6
Replace the base enclosure, the rear corner covers, the optical drive, and the battery.
For detailed instructions, see Remove and Replace the Base Enclosure.
Replacing the battery after replacing the other removed components

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