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HP EliteBook 8440p Notebook PC - Removing and Replacing Bluetooth Module


This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the bluetooth module for the HP EliteBook 8440p 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

Small, Phillips-head (P1) screwdrivers.


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.

Part Number
Requires Return
Bluetooth SB module
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 ( Click here to go to HP Service 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 link 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 how to remove battery .

  3. Loosen the captive P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the Bluetooth module cover to the base enclosure and remove the cover.

  4. Turn the Bluetooth module cover over so you have access to the Bluetooth module.

  5. Using a flat, non-metallic tool, remove the Bluetooth module from its cradle in the Bluetooth module bay.

  6. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from its connector on the Bluetooth module.

  7. Remove the Bluetooth module and place it in a static dissipative bag.

Bluetooth module replacement

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

  2. Connect the Bluetooth cable to its connector on the Bluetooth module.

  3. Holding the Bluetooth module cover in one hand, route the Bluetooth module cable through its routing tabs and place the Bluetooth module into its cradle on the Bluetooth module cover.

  4. Toe the tabs on Bluetooth module cover into the slots in the base enclosure and lower the Bluetooth module cover into position.

    CAUTION: Ensure that the Bluetooth module cable is free from being pinched between the Bluetooth module cover and the base enclosure.
  5. Tighten the captive P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the Bluetooth module cover to the base enclosure.

  6. Replace the battery. Click here for instructions on how to replace battery .


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