HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER

August 24, 2019   /   by Marco  / Categories :  Business, Hardware, Technology
Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER

I recently needed to install a 960GB SSD Crucial Drive in my Metabox P950HP laptop and had no clue on how to do this. I tried removing all the screws from the back of the Metabox and pryed the back cover but it was stuck. I had a hunch there was something more to it but without instructions or videos (couldn’t find any on YouTube) I had no way of moving forward. I checked the Metabox website and there were no manuals. I contacted the Metabox supplier and in their email, they advised there were two options that they were aware of and they will try to confirm this with the manufacturer to which one was correct:

Option 1 – remove the screws and then slide the baseplate down

Option 2 – take the keyboard screw out first and then that will allow the baseplate to come off

I tried option 1 and there was no way the back cover (they called it the baseplate) moved down. It didn’t budge at all. Option 2 was quite interesting but I had no idea on how to remove the keyboard. There were no screws around or on the keyboard to remove. I was totally puzzled by this statement but I persevered and found a way to do it after watching a video of someone removing their keyboard on a different laptop model and brand.

I decided to write some of these steps here in case someone else is looking for some help. Here’s a quick video:

  • Remove all the screws on the back cover – there are 8 screws
  • Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER Screws
  • Use a small screwdriver and insert it in the hole that is in the middle of the back cover. It should have an icon of a keyboard. Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER Keyboard Hole

 

  • Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER Screwdriver Keyboard Hole
  • Push the screwdriver until you hear a clicking sound. This basically pushes the keyboard out near the top (F8 button) so there is a gap to pry it open.
  • Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER keyboard gap
  • Gently pull the keyboard out but make sure you don’t completely pull it out because there are cables connected.Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER Keyboard cables
  • To remove these cables (3 in total), you need to lift these black levers.
  • Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER Keyboard black levers cable
  • Remove all 3 cables and the keyboard.
  • Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER keyboard removed
  • Remove all the screws that were located under the keyboard.
  • Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER screws under cover
  • Once these screws are removed, you will be able to take out the back panel and have access to all the components.Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER back panel removed
  • Yes, the fans are filthy so I needed to clean these up.
  • Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER fans
  • The SSD bay was located at the bottom right-hand corner of the laptop.
  • Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER SSD bay
  • Remove the single screw to remove the bay.
  • Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER SSD Bay screw
  • Attached the SSD drive to the bay. You will need 2 small screws and I had some spare from my NAS drive bays.
  • Business Legions - HOW TO OPEN THE METABOX P950HP BACK COVER SSD Bay screws
  • Reinstall the SSD and bay. Test the SSD before installing the back cover and keyboard.

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