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Removing and Replacing the Top Cover for HP ENVY 17-k000 Notebook PCs

This document applies to HP Envy 17-k000 notebook computers.
HP ENVY 17-k000 notebook computer
Before you begin
  • Have a Phillips head screwdriver, tweezers or needle-nose pliers, and a nonmetallic stick or similar prying tool.
  • 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.
  • 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 notebook computer. These same removal and replacement procedures apply to all configurations for all HP Envy 17-k000 notebook computers.
Removing the top cover
Follow the steps in this section to remove the top cover.
  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Step 1
Remove the battery.
For instructions to remove the battery, see the HP support document, Removing and Replacing the Battery for HP ENVY 17-k000 Notebook PCs.
Removing the battery
Step 2
Remove optical drive.
For instructions to remove the optical drive, see the HP support document, Removing and Replacing the Optical Drive for HP ENVY 17-k000 Notebook PCs.
Removing the optical drive
Step 3
On the bottom of the notebook, remove the two rubber feet from the rear corners.
Removing the rubber feet from the corner covers
Step 4
Remove the 4.5 mm and 6.5 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure each of the corner covers to the base enclosure....
Removing the screws from the corner covers
...and carefully lift the corner covers to disengage the tabs that secure them to the base enclosure and remove.
Lifting off the corner covers
Step 5
To begin removing the top cover, remove the mylar screw cover from the base enclosure.
Removing the mylar screw cover
Step 6
Remove the sixteen 6.5 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the top cover to the base enclosure.
Sixteen screw (6.5 mm Phillips head) locations that secure the top cover to the base enclosure
Step 7
Remove the two 4.5 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the top cover to the base enclosure.
Two screw  (4.5 mm Phillips head) locations that secure the top cover to the base enclosure
Step 8
Remove the two Phillips broad-head screws from the optical drive bay that secure the top cover to the base enclosure.
Two screw locations in the optical drive bay
Step 9
Turn the computer over and open the display panel.
Opening the display cover
Step 10
Carefully separate the edges of the top cover from the base enclosure.
Prying the edges of the top cover to separate it from the base enclosure
Step 11
Lift the front edge of the top cover until you have access to the touchpad board connector on the system board.
Lifting the front edge of the top cover
Step 12
Carefully and using minimal force, lift the locking bar up on the touchpad board connector...
Lifting the locking bar on the touchpad connector
... and disconnect the touchpad board ribbon cable from the system board.
  caution:
Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
Disconnecting the battery cable from the connector
Step 13
Carefully and using minimal force, lift the locking bar up on the keyboard connector...
Lifting the locking bar on the keyboard connector
...and disconnect the keyboard ribbon cable from the system board.
Disconnecting the keyboard cable
Step 14
Using minimal force lift up on the locking bar on the finger print reader ribbon cable connector...
Lifting the locking bar on the finger printer reader ribbon cable connector
...and disconnect the finger print reader ribbon cable from the system board.
Disconnecting the finger printer reader board cable
Step 15
Using minimal force, lift the locking bar up on the keyboard light connector...
Lifting the locking bar on the keyboard light connector
...and disconnect the keyboard light ribbon cable from the system board.
Disconnecting the keyboard light cable from the system board
Step 16
Carefully and using minimal force, lift the locking bar up on the power button board ZIF connector...
Lifting the locking bar on the power button board ribbon cable connector
... and disconnect the power button board ribbon cable from the system board.
Disconnecting the power button board ribbon cable
Step 17
Lift and remove the top cover.
Removing the top cover
Replacing the top cover
Use the steps in this section to replace the top cover.
Step 1
If installing a new top cover, remove the power button board, the touchpad board, and the finger reader board from the old top cover. Then install them on the new top cover.
Parts to install from old top cover to new top cover
Step 2
Place the top cover into position on the base enclosure so that you can reach the keyboard, touchpad, fingerprint reader, keyboard light, and power button board connectors on the system board.
  caution:
Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
Placing the top cover into position on the base enclosure
Step 3
Carefuly insert the power button board ribbon cable into the power button board connector on the system board and press the locking bar down to lock the cable into place.
Connecting the power button board ribbon cable
Step 4
Carefully insert the keyboard light ribbon cable into its connector on the system board and gently push down on the locking bar to secure it.
Connecting the keyboard light ribbon cable
Step 5
Carefully insert the fingerprint reader ribbon cable into the fingerprint reader connector on the system board and press the locking bar down to lock the cable into place.
Connecting the fingerprint reader board cable
Step 6
Carefully insert the keyboard ribbon cable into the keyboard connector on the system board and press the locking bar down to lock the cable into place.
Connecting the keyboard ribbon cable
Step 7
Carefully insert the touchpad button board ribbon cable into the touchpad button board connector on the system board and press the locking bar down to lock the cable into place.
Connecting the touchpad button board cable to its connector
Step 8
Lower the top cover into place on the base enclosure...
Lowering the top cover onto the base enclosure
... and, apply pressure to the edges of the top cover to snap it into place.
Pressing the edges of the top cover to snap it into place
Step 9
Close the display panel and turn the computer over to replace the two screws in the CD drive bay that secure the top cover to the base enclosure.
Two screw locations in the CD drive bay
Step 10
Replace the two 4.5 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the top cover to the base enclosure.
Two screw  (4.5 mm Phillips head) locations that secure the top cover to the base enclosure
Step 11
Replace the sixteen 6.5 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the top cover to the base enclosure.
Fifteen screw locations on the top cover
Step 12
Replace the Mylar screw cover onto the base enclosure.
Replacing the mylar screw cover in the base enclosure
Step 13
Replace the rear corner covers.
Align the corner covers with the base enclosure and press down on the corner covers to secure them into position.
Replacing the corner covers
Step 14
Replace the Phillips-head screw that secures each of the corner covers to the base enclosure.
Replacing the screws that secure the corner covers to the base enclosure
Step 15
Replace the two rubber feet onto the rear corners of the base enclosure.
Replacing the rubber feet on the corners
Step 16
Replace optical drive.
For instructions to replace the optical drive, see the HP support document, Removing and Replacing the Optical Drive for HP ENVY 15-k000 and HP Pavilion 15-p000 Notebook PCs.
Replacing the optical drive
Step 17
Replace the battery.
For instructions to replace the battery, see the HP support document, Removing and Replacing the Battery for HP ENVY 15-k000 and HP Pavilion 15-p000 Notebook PCs.
Replacing the battery

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