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.
Unlock and remove the battery.
Remove one screw securing 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.
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.
Remove the hard drive.
The rubber bracket and SATA cable have to be transferred to the new drive if you are replacing it.
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.
Don’t forget two hidden screws located under the lower left and right feet.
Start separating the bottom cover from the rest of the laptop.
Remove the bottom cover.
There are many different cables routed on the top case and motherboard.
Take notes ore memorize how they are routed.
Disconnect both antenna cables from the wireless card.
Lift up the connector to unsnap it from the card.
Un-route both wireless antenna cables from the guided path on 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).
Un-route both cables from the guided path.
Remove four screws securing the left and right display hinges.
Lift up both display hinges as it shown on the following picture.
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.
Disconnect the DC jack cable from the motherboard and un-route the cable.
Lift up the DC jack and remove it.
Remove two screws securing the cooling fan. Unplug the fan cable from the motherboard.
Lift up and remove the fan.
Remove three screws securing the USB/Audio/LAN board and disconnect the I/O cable.
Lift up and remove the USB/Audio/LAN board.
Loosen three screws securing the subwoofer and disconnect the cable.
Lift up and remove the subwoofer.
Disconnect the left and right speakers cable.
Loosen four screws securing the speakers and un-route the cable from the guided path on the motherboard.
Remove the speakers.
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).
Lift up and remove the motherboard.
Here’s a photo of the other side.
Remove one screw securing the power button board.
Separate the cable from the top case (secured with adhesive) and remove the power button board.
Remove two screws securing a metal bracket. I assume it is a counterweight for the massive display. Remove the bracket.
Remove nine screws securing the keyboard cover.
Slide the cover down (yellow arrow) to disengage it from the top case and remove the cover.
While removing the cover you’ll have to pull the keyboard cable through the opening.
Slide the keyboard to the shown direction to disengage from the top case.
Remove the keyboard.
Now you can replace the keyboard if necessary.
HP ENVY m6-n101dx keyboard part number: 760743-001.
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.