This guide explains how to remove the Motherboard from the HP 15-f009wm notebook computer. This could be done to either replace a malfunctioning Motherboard or to upgrade to a stronger Motherboard.

  1. Turn laptop upside down.
    • Turn laptop upside down.

    • Flip the lock switch to the unlocked setting.

  2. Flip the release switch.
    • Flip the release switch.

    • Once the flip is switched, the battery should pop out.

    • Slide the battery out.

    • Remove the two Phillips #1 screws from the RAM panel.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to pop the panel off.

    • Release the tabs on each side of the chip by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM.

    • These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

    • Remove the RAM chip from the laptop.

    • Remove the sixteen 7mm Phillips #1 screws from the bottom panel.

    • Pull the disk drive out of the laptop.

    • Remove the three 2mm Phillips #00 screws found underneath the disk drive.

    • Remove the single 4mm Phillips #1 screw from the Wi-Fi card.

    • Pull the Wi-Fi card out of the motherboard.

    • Open the laptop.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to pop out the keyboard by starting at the top and working your way around the perimeter.

    • Open the screen up until it lays flat and rotate the laptop until the screen is closest to you.

    • Lift the keyboard from the laptop.

    • Use a spudger to lift up the black latch on the ZIF connector and remove the ribbon cable.

    • Remove the five 7mm Phillips #1 screws found underneath the keyboard.

    • Use a spudger to lift the black tabs on the ZIF connectors.

    • Remove the ribbon cables from the ZIF connectors.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to pop the palm rest off of the laptop.

    • Lift and remove the palm rest.

    • Use a spudger to lift up the black latch on the ZIF connector.

    • Remove the USB/AUX port ribbon cable from the ZIF connector on the motherboard.

    • Remove the single 7mm Phillips #1 screw from the USB/AUX board.

    • Remove the USB/AUX board from the laptop.

    • Lift the Hard Drive from the laptop.

    • Disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard.

    • Remove the four 4mm Phillips #1 screws from the motherboard.

    • Lift the motherboard up from the computer.

      • There will be three wires connected underneath.

    • Disconnect the speaker.

    • Remove the display connection wire. Lift the connection straight up from the motherboard.

    • Flip the motherboard over.

    • Disconnect the charging port wire from the motherboard.


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

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