HP 15-AF131DX Repair

HP 15-AF131DX

The HP 15-AF131DX Notebook is a bestselling 15.6 inch laptop with a sturdy plastic design, decent hardware, and a low price. It uses Windows 10 Home operating system.

Battery Replacement

Introduction

HP 15 AF131DX Battery Replacement

Make sure the computer is completely powered off and unplugged. Disconnect the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.

Step 1

HP 15 AF131DX Battery Replacement
  • Turn the computer upside down on a level surface.
  • Slide the battery lock to unlock the battery.
  • Slide the battery release latch. The latch will click when the battery is released.
  • Lift the battery from the middle to remove it from the computer.

Fan Replacement

Introduction

HP 15-AF131DX Fan Replacement

The fan is an internal component of the notebook that prevents it from overheating after prolonged use. A fan is crucial for the notebook. Make sure the notebook has been unplugged and the battery removed. Tools.

Step 1

HP 15-AF131DX Fan Replacement
  • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 10 visible screws on the bottom.
  • Peel up the rubber feet near the hinges.
  • Remove the screw under each.

Step 2

HP 15-AF131DX Fan Replacement
  • Turn the computer over and use a card to pry the space between the keyboard and bottom surface of the computer.
  • Work a plastic card or opening tool carefully around the three edges (excluding the side with the screen, which should be positioned at 90 degrees.
  • Gently lift the top surface of the bottom half of the laptop, revealing the fan.

Step 3

HP 15-AF131DX Fan Replacement
  • To replace the fan remove the two screws that hold the fan in place.
  • Unplug the wire that connects the fan.
  • Remove the fan.

Hard Drive Replacement

Introduction

HP 15-AF131DX Hard Drive Replacement

Hard drive is a hardware component responsible for data storage. This allows your computer to run and store programs installed onto the computer. Make sure that the computer is unplugged, shutdown and the battery has been removed.

Step 1

HP 15-AF131DX Hard Drive Replacement
  • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 10 visible screws on the bottom.
  • Peel up the rubber feet near the hinges.
  • Remove the screw under each.

Step 2

HP 15-AF131DX Hard Drive Replacement
  • Turn the computer over and use a plastic card, opening pick, or opening tool to pry the space between the keyboard and bottom surface of the computer.
  • Work plastic card, opening pick, or opening tool carefully around the three edges (excluding the side with the screen, which should be positioned at 90 degrees.
  • Gently lift the top surface of the bottom half of the laptop, revealing the hard drive.

Step 3

HP 15-AF131DX Hard Drive Replacement
  • Remove the three screws that hold the hard drive in place.
  • Lift the hard drive slightly and disconnect the SATA hard drive connector to free the hard drive.
  • Remove the hard drive.

Optical Drive Replacement

Introduction

HP 15-AF131DX Optical Drive Replacement

The Optical Drive allows your notebook to use CD's and DVD's to listen to music and watch movies. Sometimes optical drives can be used to write your own personal data onto CD's. Make sure your notebook is unplugged and turned off.

Step 1

HP 15-AF131DX Optical Drive Replacement
  • Using a small Phillips screwdriver, remove the Phillips screw in the middle of the bottom of the computer.
  • Pull the CD/DVD drive outward to slide it away from the computer.

Step 2

HP 15-AF131DX Optical Drive Replacement
  • To open the drive use an unbent paperclip and press it into the small hole until the disc tray releases.
  • Pull the disc tray out from the front until it is as far as it will go out of the optical drive.

Step 3

HP 15-AF131DX Optical Drive Replacement
  • To remove excess parts from the optical drive press down on the plastic tab behind the tray's bezel.

Speaker Replacement

Introduction

HP 15-AF131DX Speaker Replacement

Speakers are part of your notebook's hardware. They are internal components that allow you to listen any audio being transmitted by your laptop. Make sure that the notebook is unplugged, shut down, and the battery has been removed.

Step 1

HP 15-AF131DX Speaker Replacement
  • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 10 visible screws on the bottom.
  • Peel up the rubber feet near the hinges.
  • Remove the screw under each.

Step 2

HP 15-AF131DX Speaker Replacement
  • Turn the computer over and use a plastic card, opening pick, or opening tool to pry the space between the keyboard and bottom surface of the computer.
  • Work plastic card, opening pick, or opening tool carefully around the three edges (excluding the side with the screen, which should be positioned at 90 degrees.
  • Gently lift the top surface of the bottom half of the laptop, revealing the speakers.

Step 3

HP 15-AF131DX Speaker Replacement
  • Pull up on each individual speaker, removing the rubber holds from their plastic pins.
  • Unplug the wire that connects the speakers.
  • Carefully remove the speakers from their plastic holds.