How do I fix my HP laptop battery?

Introduction

This guide will assist you to replace the battery for the HP Pavilion 15-bk020wm. Be sure you purchased the correct replacement battery before attempting to take the old one out. There is a prerequisite guide to open the bottom of the laptop for easier access. Be sure to power down your device before any disassembly.

    • Before you begin, turn the laptop off and unplug it from the power source.

    • Remove the 4 computer feet. (Our device didn't have these; they can be taken off with a plastic spudger.)

    • Remove the two screw cover strips.

    • Remove the two screw cover plugs.

    • Unscrew all 12 screws (size: Phillips M2.5×7.0 ) from the bottom of the computer.

    • Turn the computer over to the front.

    • Open the laptop.

    • Use a plastic pry tool to pry up the keyboard cover near the hinge on both the right and left side, and work your way towards the touchpad.

  • Tilt the keyboard cover up slightly.
    • Tilt the keyboard cover up slightly.

    • Do not fully remove the keyboard, as it is still attached to the laptop by some cables.

  • Detach the blue ZIF cable from the bottom of the laptop. Use a plastic opening tool to flip up the two ZIF cables connecting the battery to the motherboard.
    • Detach the blue ZIF cable from the bottom of the laptop.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to flip up the two ZIF cables connecting the battery to the motherboard.

  • Remove the four Phillips M2.5x4.4 screws using the Phillips 00 located along the perimeter of the battery.
    • Remove the four Phillips M2.5x4.4 screws using the Phillips 00 located along the perimeter of the battery.

  • Lift the damaged battery from the laptop.
    • Lift the damaged battery from the laptop.

    • Insert the new battery.

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