Introduction

Follow this guide to replace the motherboard for the HP Pavillion HDX9000.

Slide battery latch to the right as pictured to release the battery.
  • Slide battery latch to the right as pictured to release the battery.

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Remove the single screw securing the disc drive.
  • Remove the single screw securing the disc drive.

  • Pull on the disc drive faceplate to remove the disc drive.

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  • Unscrew the six captive screws securing the hard drive door to the base.

  • Unscrew the captive screw securing each hard drive.

  • Slide each caddy by its tab away from its SATA connector, and pull the caddy out of the computer.

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  • Remove the two M2.5x8 screws securing the keyboard.

  • Remove the four M2.5x5 screws securing the keyboard.

  • Remove the two captive screws securing the TV card door to the base.

  • Remove the cover to reveal one more long keyboard screw.

  • Flip the computer over and open it. Then, lightly pry the keyboard off from the front (below the keyboard). Beware of adhesive.

  • Remove the keyboard connector.

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  • Remove the four screw covers, and then each of the M3x8 screws under them. Beware, these are different from the others.

  • The hinge cover then slides back and off.

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  • Remove the seven M2.5x8 screws securing the palmrest panel. These screws all have arrows pointing to them.

  • Remove the four oddball M2.5x4 broad-head screws under where the battery was.

  • There is also another screw, under where the disc drive faceplate was, which has a screw cover on top of it. This screw has an arrow pointing to it, too. This screw is of an M2.5x4 size.

  • Remove the four M3x12 screws. These, too, are different from the others, so keep them separate.

  • Flip the laptop over, open it, and pull up on the palmrest panel (or use a plastic spudger).

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  • Flip the laptop upside-down again, and remove the ten M2.5x8 screws securing the palmrest to the base.

  • Remove the two screw covers on the screws under where the disc drive faceplate was, and then remove each M2.5x4 screw.

  • Remove the four M2.5x5 screws securing the palmrest to the base.

  • Remove the two M2.5x11 screws securing the palmrest to the base.

  • Flip the laptop over, and...

  • ...wait, don't pull the palmrest off yet!

  • Disconnect each cable.

  • Remove the two M2.5x5 screws, and now you may go around with a plastic spudger and separate the palmrest from the base.

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  • Remove the subwoofer and CPU fan cables.

  • Remove the three M2.5x8 screws securing the subwoofer to the base.

  • Don't over-tighten these screws when reinstalling the subwoofer!

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  • Flip the laptop over and unscrew the captive screw securing the Wi-Fi door to the base.

  • Remove each antenna from the Wi-Fi card by pulling up on its connector.

  • Remove the two M2.5x5 screws securing the Wi-Fi card, and remove the card.

  • Remove the two M2.5x5 screws securing the TV tuner card, and remove the card.

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  • Remove the two M2.5x8 screws securing the CPU fan to the base, and remove the fan.

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  • Pull the power connector up and out.

  • Pull all four antennas out from under the motherboard.

  • Remove all cable connectors from the motherboard.

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  • Remove the two M1.5x9 screws on each side of the Expansion Port connector.

  • Remove the four M2.5x4 screws securing the motherboard to the base.

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  • Unscrew the single captive screw securing the video card fan to the base.

  • Pull up on the motherboard's right side slowly, and then it will come out.

  • Congratulations, you have survived! Now you just need to transfer the coolers, CPU, and video card to the new motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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