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When a battery has reached the end of its useful life, do not dispose of the battery in general
household waste. Follow the local laws and regulations in your area for computer battery disposal.
The backlight contains mercury. Caution must be exercised when removing and
handling the backlight to avoid damaging this component and causing exposure to the mercury.
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 them carefully.
Materials Disposal. This HP product contains mercury in the backlight in the display
assembly that 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.