Introduction

This guide will show you how to safely remove the motherboard from your HP 15-ay014dx laptop.

Disconnect device from power source and power down.
  • Disconnect device from power source and power down.

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With the device turned upside down, use your index fingers to push the battery latches in towards each other.
  • With the device turned upside down, use your index fingers to push the battery latches in towards each other.

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The latch on your left will stay at the inward position, while the latch on the right will slide back out.
  • The latch on your left will stay at the inward position, while the latch on the right will slide back out.

  • Gently grasp the battery and pull it back away from the device and yourself.

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Close the laptop and lay it down with the bottom facing up.
  • Close the laptop and lay it down with the bottom facing up.

  • Using a size #00 Phillips screw drive remove the screw holding in the optical drive.

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Grip the optical drive and gently pull it out.
  • Grip the optical drive and gently pull it out.

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Remove the 11 screws holding the body of the laptop together with a size #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the 11 screws holding the body of the laptop together with a size #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Use the spudger to press the tabs in the back of the computer. Carefully remove the back of the laptop by prying around the sides using the plastic opening tool. Use the spudger to press the tabs in the back of the computer. Carefully remove the back of the laptop by prying around the sides using the plastic opening tool.
  • Use the spudger to press the tabs in the back of the computer. Carefully remove the back of the laptop by prying around the sides using the plastic opening tool.

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Undo the clips holding the RAM in place using the plastic opening tool. Undo the clips holding the RAM in place using the plastic opening tool.
  • Undo the clips holding the RAM in place using the plastic opening tool.

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Carefully pull out the RAM from the motherboard.
  • Carefully pull out the RAM from the motherboard.

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Remove the highlighted screws holding the body of the laptop together with a size #00 Phillips screwdriver. Remove the highlighted screws holding the body of the laptop together with a size #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the highlighted screws holding the body of the laptop together with a size #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Using the spudger, push in the tabs in the back that hold the body together. Carefully pry the body apart by working the spudger around the body. Pull the back cover off. Pull the back cover off.
  • Using the spudger, push in the tabs in the back that hold the body together. Carefully pry the body apart by working the spudger around the body.

  • Pull the back cover off.

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Pry up on the clamp holding the SATA power ribbon using the plastic opening tool. Pull out the SATA power ribbon using the tweezers. Pull out the SATA power ribbon using the tweezers.
  • Pry up on the clamp holding the SATA power ribbon using the plastic opening tool.

  • Pull out the SATA power ribbon using the tweezers.

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Remove the highlighted screws holding the hard drive to the body using the Philips #00 screwdriver. Remove the hard drive.
  • Remove the highlighted screws holding the hard drive to the body using the Philips #00 screwdriver.

  • Remove the hard drive.

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Remove the 4 screws holding the hard drive to the hard drive cage using the Philips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 4 screws holding the hard drive to the hard drive cage using the Philips #00 screwdriver.

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Remove the 11 screws holding the body of the laptop together with a size #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the 11 screws holding the body of the laptop together with a size #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Using the spudger, push in the tabs in the back that hold the body together. Carefully pry the body apart by working the spudger around the body. Using the spudger, push in the tabs in the back that hold the body together. Carefully pry the body apart by working the spudger around the body.
  • Using the spudger, push in the tabs in the back that hold the body together. Carefully pry the body apart by working the spudger around the body.

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Using the spudger, carefully pry the wire connecting the wireless card to the motherboard off of it. Using the spudger, carefully pry the wire connecting the wireless card to the motherboard off of it.
  • Using the spudger, carefully pry the wire connecting the wireless card to the motherboard off of it.

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Using the size #00 Phillips screwdriver remove the single screw holding it in place.
  • Using the size #00 Phillips screwdriver remove the single screw holding it in place.

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carefully pull the card of its slot.
  • carefully pull the card of its slot.

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Disconnect all ribbon connectors by flipping up the black tabs and gently pulling them out. Disconnect​ ​the​ ​speakers​ ​by​ ​gently ​pulling​​ ​the​ ​connector ​out. Disconnect​ ​the​ ​Fan​ ​by​ ​gently ​pulling​​ ​the​ ​connector​ ​out.
  • Disconnect all ribbon connectors by flipping up the black tabs and gently pulling them out.

  • Disconnect​ ​the​ ​speakers​ ​by​ ​gently ​pulling​​ ​the​ ​connector ​out.

  • Disconnect​ ​the​ ​Fan​ ​by​ ​gently ​pulling​​ ​the​ ​connector​ ​out.

  • Disconnect the power by gently pulling the connectors out.

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Unscrew the five screws securing the motherboards.
  • Unscrew the five screws securing the motherboards.

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Gently lift the motherboard up and out of the casing.
  • Gently lift the motherboard up and out of the casing.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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