Hi and welcome to 365 Laptop Repair. This is a tutorial on how to do a HP Elitebook Folio 9470m teardown and repair. In this post we will go over some laptop repair basics and some specifics to repair this laptop. You can then watch the video for how to take apart the laptop for many repairs such as DC jack, heat sink fan, damaged LCD screen, and video chip repair. There are a few things, which you will need to have to complete this repair.
If you would like to have your computer repaired for you, you can send it to us at 365 Laptop Repair and one of our experienced technicians will do it for you. Visit our laptop repair form or our repair estimate page. We also have a Repair Page for this specific laptop with repair pricing.
One of the biggest advantages of the HP’s Elitebook series is that it is completely user serviceable. The 9470m is no different. With the slightest amount of know how and the right tools, you could very well open up this ultrabook and take care of any repairs or upgrades yourself.
For instance in a situation when you are looking to max out the RAM of your machine, this will come very handy. Most of us upgrade RAM by buying it from the Internet for a much cheaper price than the official vendor. This however requires us to open the computer ourselves to install it. Thankfully with the 9470m, the teardown process is a fairly simple one.
Before you get started
First off, the 9470m disassembly requires you to take out a whole bunch of different kind of screws and to do that you will need a Philips head screwdriver & a T7 Torx screwdriver. Of course if you have a powered screwdriver, it makes the task a little bit easier. If you want the job to go smoothly, then keep a pair of tweezers and a prying tool handy as well.
Before you start touching up the insides of the computer, it’s very important to discharge any static electricity from yourself. The easiest way to do this is to touch a grounded object (like a metal) before you get started. For this reason, do not keep any phones, cans or even paper around the open machine as those objects can generate static, which can in turn damage the components of the laptop.
Also make sure that your workspace is clean and clutter free. You will need remove a whole lot of components & screws from the HP 9470m and the last thing you want is to lose track of what you kept where. Keep notes if you don’t think you can remember where the screws go.
HP Elitebook Folio 9470m Repair Basic Guidelines
Just like many other laptops, when it comes to HP 9470m repair, you start by removing the battery. Everything you need to access inside the computer is available from there. As mentioned above, there are a whole lot of screws that are to be removed in the process. It’s worth noting that many screws (mostly the ones that need a Philips screwdriver) do not come out all the way, so you just need to loosen them to move forward.
When it comes to removing the ribbons and the small cables inside the body (like the ones connecting the keyboard) it’s best to use the tweezers to avoid damage and static generation. Similarly, use the prying tool to detach the frame at the bottom or to separate the LCD screen. Remember, working with the tools is much easier and better to use than just your hands.
Now that you are done with the prep and know the basics of HP Elitebook Folio 9470m repair, check out the tutorial video posted below! It has all the steps needed to take apart your 9470m! Do not forget to pause and rewind in case you are confused about a step. You can also use the YouTube video’s speed setting to slow down the video if you’re struggling to keep up.
Remember if you would rather have your computer repaired for you, you can send it to us at 365 Laptop Repair and one of our experienced technicians can fix it for you! Visit our laptop repair form or our repair estimate page. We also have a Repair Page for this specific laptop with repair pricing.