How to Replace the System Board | HP 350 G2 Notebook PC | HP


Note: The following video depicts a specific configuration of the notebook. The same removal and replacement procedures apply to all configurations of the notebook. Before you begin: Remove the battery, memory cover, optical drive, hard disk drive cover, wireless module, hard disk drive assembly, keyboard, top cover, speakers, and fan. Removal Using minimal force, lift the locking bar up on the display panel cable ZIF connector and disconnect the display panel cable from the system board. CAUTION! Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable. Remove the display panel cable from the adhesive, grounding tape, and routing channel that secure it to the system board and base enclosure. Remove the power connector from the cradle and remove the power connector cable from the routing channel on the base enclosure. Remove the two 4 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the optical drive connector to the base enclosure. Lift the optical drive connector off of the alignment pins on the base enclosure and set it aside. Using minimal force, lift the locking bar up on the USB board ZIF connector and disconnect the USB board ribbon cable from the system board. CAUTION! Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable. Remove the five 4 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the system board to the base enclosure. Grasp the system board near the optical drive connector board and lift the right side of the system board. At an angle, carefully slide the external connectors out of their cut outs in the left side of the base enclosure. Remove the system board. Replacement Note: Before installing a new system board, remove the following from the old system board and install onto the new system board: Memory board(s) Heat sink RTC Battery Optical drive connector cable Power connector cable At a slight angle, toe the external connectors of the system board into their cut outs in the left side of the base enclosure. Lower the right edge of the system board into position on the base enclosure. Caution! To avoid damage, ensure that the display panel, power connector, optical drive connector, USB board ribbon, and wireless antenna cables are free from being pinched between the system board and base enclosure. Replace the five 4 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the system board to the base enclosure. Insert the USB board ribbon cable into the USB board ZIF connector on the system board and press the locking bar down to lock the cable into place. CAUTION! Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable. Place the optical drive connector onto the alignment pins on the base enclosure. Replace the two 4 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the optical drive connector to the base enclosure. Place the power connector into the cradle on the base enclosure. Guide the power connector cable through the routing channel on the base enclosure. Insert the display panel cable into the display panel cable ZIF connector on the system board and press the locking bar down to lock the cable into place. CAUTION! Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable. Guide the display panel cable through the routing channel, grounding tape, and adhesive on the base enclosure and system board. IMPORTANT: After system board replacement, be sure to complete post-installation tasks as required that may include: Verifying functionality of the notebook Updating the BIOS Updating DMI and other settings Injecting Microsoft Windows 8 Digital Product Keys

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