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HP Compaq 6530b Notebook PC - Removing and Replacing the Expansion Memory Board

Introduction

This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the expansion memory board for the HP Compaq 6530b 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

Phillips-head (P0 and P1) screwdrivers
Flat-bladed screwdriver or a flat-bladed alignment tool

Parts required

note:
Part numbers are subject to change.
The replacement part number will vary depending on the expansion memory board 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
Memory (DIMM) : 1 GB, 667 MHz, PC2-6400, DDR2 SDRAM Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module (SODIMM)
483193-001 (Modified)
No
Memory (DIMM) : 1 GB (DDR2 800 MHz) SODIMM
484380-001 (Modified)
No
Memory (DIMM) : 2 GB, 667 MHz, PC2-6400, DDR2 SDRAM Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module (SODIMM)
483194-001 (Modified)
No
Memory (DIMM) : 2 GB (DDR2 800 MHz) SODIMM
484381-001 (Modified)
No
Memory (DIMM) : 4 GB, 667 MHz, PC2-6400, DDR2 SDRAM Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module (SODIMM)
483195-001 (Modified)
No
Memory (DIMM) : 4 GB (DDR2 800 MHz) SODIMM
484382-001 (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 expansion memory board, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library, then select Expansion memory board from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Click here to view the expansion memory board removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).

Expansion memory board 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.
    note:
    To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the drives and the internal system components to cool before touching them.
  2. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
  3. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
  4. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
  5. Loosen the captive P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the expansion memory/Wireless LAN Minicard cover to the bottom of the notebook.
  6. Use your finger or a flat-bladed tool to lift the edge of the expansion memory/Wireless LAN Minicard cover and remove it.
  7. Push both arms outward simultaneously to release the expansion memory board to the spring tension position.
      caution:
    When handling a memory board, use care to prevent touching the memory chips on the board. Touching the memory chips could damage or destroy the memory.
  8. Grasp the expansion memory board by the edges and pull gently to remove it.
  9. Place the expansion memory board in a static dissipative bag.

Expansion memory board replacement

  1. Remove the expansion memory board from the static dissipative bag.
  2. Locate the alignment slot and align it to the empty board receptacle.
  3. Grasp the expansion memory board by the edges and push gently to replace it.
      caution:
    When handling a memory board, use care to prevent touching the memory chips on the board. Touching the memory chips could damage or destroy the memory.
  4. Press the expansion memory board down to latch the arms.
  5. Toe the expansion memory/Wireless LAN Minicard cover into the enclosure.
  6. Tighten the captive P1 Phillips-head screw.

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