2-22 Removal and Replacement HP Omnibook XE3 (Technology Codes GE and GD)
Removing the Top Case
(HP Authorized Service Providers Only)
• #0 Phillips screwdriver.
Unplug the AC adapter, if present, and remove the battery.
Remove these additional assemblies:
• Keyboard cover (page 2-10).
• Keyboard (page 2-12).
• Display assembly (page 2-18).
Remove the eight retaining screws from the bottom case.
Figure 2-14. Removing the Top Case Retaining Screws
Disconnect the touch pad cable and speaker cable from the motherboard.
Remove the six retaining screws from the top case.
Raise the back of the top case, then gradually loosen the case, moving toward the front of the
notebook (the right rear corner may require extra care to work free).
Carefully lift the top cover forward and off of the notebook. Be careful not to pull on the CD player
PCA ribbon cable beneath the case.