HP Pavilion 15 disassembly and RAM, HDD upgrade options

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble HP Pavilion 15 to remove and replace the hard drive, keyboard, palm rest, wireless card, RAM, heat sink, cooling fan, speaker and motherboard.

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HP Pavilion 15 Disassembly Step:

First of all, remove the battery and unscrew all the screws on the back cover.

Remove this cover you can see the memory card and wireless card.

HP Pavilion 15 has two RAM slots and comes with one RAM, so you can upgrade RAM.

Remove one screw.
Disconnect two antennas, you can remove the wireless card.

HP Pavilion 15 comes with a 4GB RAM, HP P/N: 691740-001.

Ralink RT3290 wireless card, HP P/N: 690020-001.

Turn over the laptop and open it up to remove the keyboard.

The part number of the keyboard is 708168-0001.

The netty air outlet on the palm rest

Unplug all the cables and remove the screws on the palm rest.
Pry up and remove the palm rest.

On the back of the palm rest, you can access the toucpad.

The CPU fan on the motherboard, which is related to the place mentioned above.

Remove the screws securing the screen hinges to remove the screen assembly. You also need to unplug the LCD cable.

The power connector

The speakers

Unplug all the cables and unscrew all the screws on the motherboard, and then you can remove it.

Unplug the fan and remove the screws, you can remove the CPU fan.

A photo of the back of the fan

Loosen the screws after the order listed on the heat sink to remove the heat sink.

A photo of the motherboard after removing the CPU cooling system

A photo of the retaining parts on the D panel

The part on the motherboard

A photo of the removed parts together

This is fully HP Pavilion 15 disassemble process, if you need the pavilion 15 service manual, please go to hp.com to download it.

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