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HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC - Removing and Replacing the Bluetooth Module


This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the Bluetooth module for the HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC.


Minimum skill level

The End User requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The End user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.


Tools required

P1 Phillips-head screwdriver


Parts required

NOTE: Part numbers are subject to change.

The replacement part number will vary depending on the Bluetooth module that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP .

Part Number
Requires Return
Embeded Broadcom Bluetooth module
490809-001 (Modified)
NOTE: For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.


Summary of instructions

To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the Bluetooth module, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library , then select Bluetooth module from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.

Click here to view the Bluetooth module removal video (Right-click on the video link above to open in a new window/tab).

Bluetooth module removal

  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:

    Click here to view the precautions .

    CAUTION: Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to your product or loss of data.
  2. Remove the battery. Click here for instructions on removing the battery .

  3. Loosen the two captive P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the hard disk drive cover to the bottom of the notebook.

  4. Use your finger or a flat-bladed tool to lift the inside edge of the hard disk drive cover and remove it.

  5. Slide the Bluetooth module cover out of the base enclosure.

  6. Remove the Bluetooth module from the slot in the cover.

  7. Disconnect the Bluetooth module cable from the Bluetooth module.

  8. Place the Bluetooth module in a static dissipative bag.

Bluetooth module replacement

  1. Remove the Bluetooth module from the static dissipative bag.

  2. Reconnect the Bluetooth module cable to the Bluetooth module.

  3. Place the Bluetooth module into the slot in the cover.

  4. Toe the Bluetooth module cover into the base enclosure and slide it into position until it clicks. Ensure the Bluetooth module cable remains inside the base enclosure.

  5. Toe the hard disk drive cover into the enclosure.

  6. Tighten the two captive P1 Phillips-head screws.


Parts return

If your part requires return then click on the appropriate link below:

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for US .

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for Europe .


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