HP ENVY m6-n101dx disassembly

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HP ENVY m6-n101dx disassembly.

In this guide I show how to disassemble an HP ENVY m6-n101dx laptop. Most likely this guide will work for some other models in the HP ENVY m6-n computer line.

This will be a long disassembly guide. Be organized. Keep track of all removed screws and cables.

At the end of this guide you will find a link to the official HP ENVY m6 manual. In the manual you can find a list of spare parts numbers.

STEP 1.
Unlock and remove the battery.
Remove one screw securing the service cover.

Unlock and remove the battery. Remove one screw securing the service cover.

STEP 2.
Remove the service cover.

Remove the service cover.

Under the service cover you can access the hard drive, both memory modules, RTC battery and wireless card.

STEP 3.
Disconnect the hard drive cable from the motherboard.

Disconnect the hard drive cable from the motherboard.

Here’s how to disconnect the hard drive cable.
1. Lift up the locking tab at a 90 degree angle to unlock the connector (red arrow).
2. Lift up and pull the hard drive cable out.

Here's how to disconnect the hard drive cable.

STEP 4.
Remove the hard drive.
The rubber bracket and SATA cable have to be transferred to the new drive if you are replacing it.

Remove the hard drive.

STEP 5.
Remove all screws securing the bottom cover.
HP ENVY m6-n101dx uses many different types of screws on the bottom. Keep track of them as I mentioned in this guide for beginners.

Also, unplug the RTC battery cable from the motherboard. It’s necessary for removing the bottom cover.

Remove all screws securing the bottom cover.

Don’t forget two hidden screws located under the lower left and right feet.

Don't forget two hidden screws located under the lower left and right feet.

STEP 6.
Start separating the bottom cover from the rest of the laptop.

Start separating the bottom cover from the rest of the laptop.

STEP 7.
Remove the bottom cover.

Remove the bottom cover.

There are many different cables routed on the top case and motherboard.
Take notes ore memorize how they are routed.

There are many different cables routed on the top case and motherboard.

STEP 8.
Disconnect both antenna cables from the wireless card.
Lift up the connector to unsnap it from the card.

Disconnect both antenna cables from the wireless card.

STEP 9.
Un-route both wireless antenna cables from the guided path on the motherboard.

Un-route both wireless antenna cables from the guided path on the motherboard.

STEP 10.
Disconnect the display cable and webcam/microphone cable from the motherboard.

Disconnect the display cable and webcam/microphone cable from the motherboard.

Here’s how to disconnect the display cable.
Unlock the connector (red arrow) and pull the cable out (yellow arrow).

Here's how to release the display cable.

STEP 11.
Un-route both cables from the guided path.

Un-route both cables from the routed path.

STEP 12.
Remove four screws securing the left and right display hinges.

Remove four screws securing the left and right display hinges.

STEP 13.
Lift up both display hinges as it shown on the following picture.

Lift up both display hinges.

STEP 14.
Separate the top case assembly from the display assembly.

Separate the top case assembly from the display assembly.

HP ENVY m6-n101dx has terrible hinge area design and it’s highly prone to breaking. Take a closer look at the screw anchors imbedded in thin plastic.

One of the anchors broke off completely (red arrow) and two other got pulled up from the plastic housing (yellow arrows).

How these weak screw anchors are supposed to support a massive display? I don’t know.

This laptop has terrible hinge design and it's highly prone to breaking.

STEP 15.
Disconnect the DC jack cable from the motherboard and un-route the cable.

Disconnect the DC jack cable from the motherboard and un-route the cable.

STEP 16.
Lift up the DC jack and remove it.

Lift up the DC jack and remove it.

STEP 17.
Remove two screws securing the cooling fan. Unplug the fan cable from the motherboard.

Remove two screws securing the cooling fan. Unplug the fan cable from the motherboard.

STEP 18.
Lift up and remove the fan.

Lift up and remove the fan.

STEP 19.
Remove three screws securing the USB/Audio/LAN board and disconnect the I/O cable.

Remove three screws securing the USB/Audio/LAN board and disconnect the I/O cable.

STEP 20.
Lift up and remove the USB/Audio/LAN board.

Lift up and remove the USB/Audio/LAN board.

STEP 21.
Loosen three screws securing the subwoofer and disconnect the cable.

Loosen three screws securing the subwoofer and disconnect the cable.

STEP 22.
Lift up and remove the subwoofer.

Lift up and remove the subwoofer.

STEP 23.
Disconnect the left and right speakers cable.

Disconnect the left and right speakers cable.

STEP 24.
Loosen four screws securing the speakers and un-route the cable from the guided path on the motherboard.

Loosen four screws securing the speakers and un-route the cable from the guided path on the motherboard.

STEP 25.
Remove the speakers.

Remove the speakers.

STEP 26.
Remove all screws securing the motherboard.
Disconnect the following color-coded cables:
– I/O cable (pink).
– Touchpad cable (orange).
– Keyboard cable (yellow).
– Keyboard backlight cable (green).
– Power button board cable (blue).

Remove all screws securing the motherboard and disconnect all cables.

STEP 27.
Lift up and remove the motherboard.

Lift up and remove the motherboard.

Here’s a photo of the other side.

Here's a photo of the other motherboard side.

STEP 28.
Remove one screw securing the power button board.

Remove one screw securing the power button board.

STEP 29.
Separate the cable from the top case (secured with adhesive) and remove the power button board.

Separate the cable from the top case (secured with adhesive) and remove the power button board.

STEP 30.
Remove two screws securing a metal bracket. I assume it is a counterweight for the massive display. Remove the bracket.

Remove two screws securing a metal bracket.

STEP 31.
Remove nine screws securing the keyboard cover.
Slide the cover down (yellow arrow) to disengage it from the top case and remove the cover.

Remove screws securing the keyboard cover. Remove the cover.

While removing the cover you’ll have to pull the keyboard cable through the opening.

While removing the cover you'll have to pull the keyboard cable through the opening.

STEP 32.
Slide the keyboard to the shown direction to disengage from the top case.

Slide the keyboard to the shown direction to disengage from the top case.

STEP 32.
Remove the keyboard.

Remove the keyboard.

Now you can replace the keyboard if necessary.

HP ENVY m6-n101dx keyboard part number: 760743-001.

Now you can replace the keyboard if necessary.

The touchpad also can be easily accessed and replaced if necessary.

The touchpad also can be easily accessed and replaced if necessary.

Here’s a link to the HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide.



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