In this guide I explain how to disassemble HP Envy 15T-AE100 laptop.
This will be a long teardown process with many screws and internal components removed. As always, be organized and keep track of removed screws.
Remove one screw securing the optical drive and pull it out.
Remove all screws from the bottom cover.
Separate the bottom cover from the palmrest assembly. There are hidden latches securing the cover.
Remove the bottom cover.
Now we can access all internal components.
Here’s the bad news. In order to replace the DC power jack in HP Envy 15T-AE100 laptop it’s necessary to remove the motherboard.
Disconnect battery cable from the motherboard.
Unlock the hard drive connector (red arrow) and pull the SATA cable out.
The hard drive cable attached to the battery by adhesive tape.
Carefully separate it from the battery.
Remove five screws securing the battery.
Remove the battery.
In HP Envy 15T-AE100 laptop it’s necessary to remove the battery in order to access all screws securing the hard drive assembly.
Remove all four screws.
Remove the hard drive.
If you are replacing the hard drive or upgrading it with SSD, you’ll have to transfer the mounting bracket and SATA cable to the new one.
The motherboard has two memory slots.
Carefully spread latches located on both sides of the memory slot to release the memory module and pull it out.
Disconnect the USB board cable from the motherboard.
Separate the USB board cable from the fan (attached by adhesive tape).
Disconnect Wi-Fi antennas from the wireless card.
Unplug the speaker cable.
Both, the speaker cable and Wi-Fi antennas are routed in the guided path on the side of the fan.
Unroute the cables.
Remove four screws securing the fan and heatsink assembly.
Move the cooling module aside in order to access and disconnect the fan cable.
The cooling module has been removed.
Unfortunately, in HP Envy 15T-AE100 laptop, the fan is permanently attached to the heatsink.
If the fan failed, you’ll have to replace the entire cooling module.
The HP part number for the cooling module is: 830002-001
Here’s the DC power jack. It’s secured by a metal bracket which is mounted under the motherboard.
Remove two screws securing the Ethernet cable bracket.
Remove the bracket.
Peel off the black tape securing the display cable connector.
Unplug the display cable from the motherboard.
Remove two screws securing the motherboard.
Disconnect the following cables on the top (left to right):
- Speaker cable
- DC power jack cable
Disconnect the following cables on the bottom (left to right):
- Keyboard cable
- LED status board cable
- Keyboard backlight cable
- Trackpad cable
- Finger scanner cable
- SD card reader cable
- Speaker cable
As always, don’t forget to unlock connectors before pulling the cables out.
Carefull remove the motherboard.
Pay attention, the CMOS battery cable still plugged in into the motherboard.
Turn the motherboard upside down and disconnect the CMOS battery cable.
Now you can remove the motherboard completely.
Here’s the other side of the board.
Remove four screws securing the left hinge.
Lift up the left side of the hinge so it opens up at a 90 degree angle.
Remove one screw securing the DC jack bracket.
Finally, remove the DC power jack harness and replace it if necessary.
Here’s the HP Envy 15T-AE100 top case (palmrest) assembly with the motherboard removed.
The keyboard is attached to the top case with rivets. If the keyboard fails you have to replace the top case assembly or you can try this hack.