When a battery has reached the end of its useful life, do not dispose of it in general household waste. Follow the
local laws and regulations in your area for computer battery disposal.
WARNING: The backlight contains mercury. Exercise caution when removing and handling the backlight, to avoid damaging
this component and causing exposure to the mercury.
CAUTION: The procedures in this chapter can result in damage to display components. The only components intended for
recycling purposes are the liquid crystal display (LCD) panel and the backlight. When you remove these components, handle
Materials Disposal. The backlight in the display assembly of this HP product contains mercury, which might
require special handling at end-of-life. Disposal of mercury may be regulated because of environmental
considerations. For disposal or recycling information, contact your local authorities, or see the Electronic
Industries Alliance (EIA) Web site at
This section provides disassembly instructions for the display assembly. The display assembly must be
disassembled to gain access to the backlight 1 and the liquid crystal display (LCD) panel 2.
The procedures provided in this chapter are general disassembly instructions. Specific details, such as screw
sizes, quantities, and locations, and component shapes and sizes, can vary from one computer model to another.
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