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HP Compaq nc4200 Notebook PC - Removing and Replacing the Keyboard Cover

Introduction
This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the keyboard cover for the HP Compaq nc4200 Notebook PC.
Tools required
Torx 8 (T8) screwdriver.
Parts required
  note:
Part numbers are subject to change.
The replacement part number will vary depending on the keyboard 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
Keyboard cover - Protective cover above the keyboard
383519-001 (Original)
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 keyboard 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 Keyboard cover from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Click here to view the keyboard cover removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).
Keyboard 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 two T8-18 mm screws that secure the keyboard cover to the base enclosure.
  3. Turn the notebook right side up and open the display panel fully.
  4. Use a flat-bladed tool to lift the keyboard cover hinge covers off of the display panel hinges.
  5. Swing the rear of the keyboard cover forward to separate it from the display panel and remove the keyboard cover.
Keyboard cover replacement
  1. Place the keyboard cover into position on the top cover.
  2. Press along the entire length of the keyboard cover to snap it into place.
  3. Close the display panel and turn the notebook upside down.
  4. Replace the two T8-18 mm screws that secure the keyboard cover to the base enclosure.

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