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How To Remove the Battery From HP Laptop

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HP is one of the leading providers of laptops and computing systems. It is one of the most trusted brands for buying laptops for casual or professional work. Like other laptop brands, it is required at a certain time when the user might want to replace its battery. So, how to do it on an HP laptop? Continue reading to know more.

Quick Answer

To remove a battery from an HP laptop with a removable battery, you need to press the battery release latch and then simply remove the battery from its position. To remove an inbuilt battery from an HP laptop, you need to use a screwdriver or laptop opening kit to remove the back panel and the battery from the pack.

In this blog, we will explain two ways of removing a battery from the HP laptop. The first explains removing a removable battery, while the second discusses removing an inbuilt battery.

Steps to Remove Battery from HP Laptop

Removing the battery from the HP laptop is not that difficult, but you should know the right way of doing so. It is usually under the keyboard. Depending on the type of the battery, there can be two ways to remove a (and replace it with a new) battery from the laptop. First, let’s discuss how to remove a removable battery from an HP laptop:

Method #1: Removing Removable Battery from HP Laptop

Warning

Before beginning, ensure that the laptop is turned off and disconnected from any electrical connection. Remove it from the charging before removing the battery pack. Also, remove any modem or ethernet cable if previously connected.

Step #1: Release the Battery

An HP laptop that doesn’t have a built-in battery comes with a button at the bottom. It’s called a battery release latch. Slide it in the direction of the release position. Check the user manual if you don’t know which side it is.

Doing so will release the battery from its location partially. Now, the battery can be removed easily and safely.

Step #2: Removing the Battery

Lift the front of the battery and remove it from its position. Now that you’ve removed the old battery, you might want to replace a new battery.

Step #3: Placing the New Battery

Place the new battery from the bottom outer edge into the battery position. Gently press down the inner edge of the new battery and set it in position.

Warning

Don’t try too hard if the battery isn’t placed correctly, as it might damage components on the laptop battery bay. Consult the user manual.

Step #4: Plug in the Charger

Once the new battery is set, attach the power supply to the laptop. Let it charge for about 30 minutes and then boot up the system.

Method #2: Remove Inbuilt Battery from HP Laptop

Warning

Before beginning, ensure that the laptop is turned off and disconnected from any electrical connection. Remove it from the charging before removing the battery pack. Also, remove any modem or ethernet cable if previously connected.

Step #1: Use a Screwdriver to Remove the Back Panel

Most of the new HP laptops with inbuilt batteries come with a back panel with screws that you need to remove using a screwdriver or a laptop opening kit.

Warning

Don’t apply too much pressure as other components of the laptop can get damaged easily if mishandled. Read the user manual to ensure you do everything as directed.

Step #2: Remove the Battery from the Panel

You need to be extremely careful during this step. While removing the screw from the panel, you will see the cable connecting the battery with the system. Disconnect it carefully. Next, remove the battery from the pack. Ensure it isn’t attached to any plastic component.

Step #3: Adding New Battery

Now you might need to add a new battery to the laptop. For doing so, you need to carefully remove the new battery from its pack and place it in the same way you removed the old one.

Step #4: Charge and Boot Up

Once the battery is placed correctly, put the laptop on charging for about 30-40 minutes before turning it on.

Conclusion

Removing the battery from an HP laptop is a process that is not too complex, especially in laptops that come with a removable battery. Before beginning the process, ensure that the laptop is turned off and unplugged from any cables like ethernet and LAN. Also, check the user manual once before getting started. It will guide you to remove the battery the right way.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a removable laptop battery?

A removable laptop battery comes with a battery release latch for making the battery removal process effortless.

What is an inbuilt laptop battery?

Inbuilt batteries are slightly more difficult to remove than removable batteries as they require a screwdriver. Most modern laptops come with inbuilt laptop batteries due to their cost-effectiveness and better battery efficiency.

What is a CMOS battery?

A CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) battery powers the BIOS (firmware), which is responsible for booting up the system.

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