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HP Notebook PCs - Steps for Removing and Replacing the Keyboard

This document provides instructions for the removal and replacement of the keyboard for the HP 530 series notebook PCs.
Use the video as a guide while following the written instructions below.
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Step 1 - Remove the battery

  1. Slide both battery release latches toward the inside of the notebook simultaneously to partially eject the battery.
  2. Slide the battery out of the battery bay.

Step 2 - Remove the keyboard

  1. Loosen the captive P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the memory/wireless LAN Minicard cover to the bottom of the notebook.
  2. Use your finger or a flat-bladed tool to lift the edge of the memory/wireless LAN Minicard cover and remove it.
  3. Remove the 8 mm P1 Phillips-head screw in the memory/wireless LAN Minicard compartment that secures the keyboard to the base enclosure.
  4. Remove the 8 mm P1 Phillips-head screw beside the memory/wireless LAN Minicard compartment that secures the keyboard to the base enclosure.
  5. Turn the notebook right side up and open the display panel fully.
  6. Use a flat-bladed tool or your finger to lift the top edge of the keyboard and slide the keyboard toward the rear of the notebook.
  7. Using minimal force, push the locking bar toward the rear of the notebook to unlock the keyboard ZIF connector on the system board.
      caution:
    Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
  8. Remove the keyboard ribbon cable from the ZIF connector and remove the keyboard.

Step 3 - Replace the keyboard

  1. Place the keyboard right side up on the top cover and insert the keyboard ribbon cable into the keyboard ZIF connector on the system board.
      caution:
    Use care to prevent damaging the keyboard ribbon cable.
  2. Push the locking bar toward the front of the notebook to lock the keyboard ZIF connector on the system board.
  3. Toe the tabs on the bottom edge of the keyboard into the top cover and press the keyboard flat.
  4. Close the display panel and turn the notebook upside down. Replace the 8 mm P1 Phillips-head screw beside the memory/wireless LAN Minicard compartment that secures the keyboard to the base enclosure.
  5. Replace the 8 mm P1 Phillips-head screw in the memory/wireless LAN Minicard compartment that secures the keyboard to the base enclosure.
  6. Toe the memory/wireless LAN Minicard cover into the base enclosure.
  7. Tighten the captive P1 Phillips-head screw.

Step 4 - Replace the battery

  1. Slide the battery into the battery bay until it is properly seated and the release latches click.

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