In the following post I explain how to pull apart an HP Pavilion dv6-3000 series laptop.
Also, this pull apart guide should work for HP Pavilion dv-4000 series.
This is my THIRD disassembly guide for HP Pavilion dv6 line. You’ll find line to other dv6 models at the end of this post.
Before you start taking it apart, make sure the computer is turned off.
I would strongly advice to note locations of all removed screws. They all have different length. This will help you a lot during the reassembly process.
Unlock and remove the battery.
Unscrew the service cover and remove it.
Under the service cover you can access the following laptop components:
– Wireless card.
– Both memory modules.
– Hard drive.
– CMOS battery.
This laptop can handle 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-12800 SODIMM memory modules.
Unplug the hard drive cable from the motherboard.
Lift up and remove the hard drive assembly.
Upgrading this regular 2.5″ SATA hard drive to a 2.5″ SATA solid state drive will improve laptop performance significantly.
Remove one screw securing the optical drive.
Pull the optical drive to the left and remove it.
Remove screws securing the keyboard on the bottom.
Insert a small screwdriver into the shown hole.
Gently push the screwdriver into the hole.
When you push on the screwdriver the keyboard will lift up on the other side.
Continue removing the keyboard with your fingers.
Separate the keyboard from the case and turn it upside down.
Now you can access the keyboard connector and release the cable.
In order to unlock the connector you’ll have to lift up the left side of the cable retainer with your fingernail.
The retainer will open up at a 90 degree angle.
Pull the keyboard cable from the connector.
Now you can remove the keyboard.
Remove screws from the bottom.
Disconnect the following cables:
1. Power button board cable.
2. Finger scanner cable.
3. Touchpad cable.
Use same technique as for disconnecting the keyboard cable.
1. Lift up the cable retainer.
2. Pull the cable.
Start separating the top cover assembly from the bottom cover.
Remove the top cover.
On the bottom side of the top cover you can access the following components:
– Power button board.
– Finger scanner.
In the next step we’ll disconnect the video cable connector from the motherboard.
Lift up the connector by the black belt attached to it.
Remove one screw securing the video cable bracket.
Remove the bracket.
Before you can remove the motherboard it’s necessary to disconnect a few more cables on the bottom side.
These cables located under the service cover we removed in the step 2.
Lift up and disconnect the optical drive cable.
Disconnect two antenna cables from the wireless card.
Disconnect three cables on the top side of the motherboard.
Lift up the right side of the motherboard and unplug the DC power jack cable.
Start removing the motherboard as it shown on the following picture.
The motherboard removed from the bottom case.
On the bottom side of the motherboard you can access the cooling module (fan and heatsink).
The DC power jack also can be easily accessed and removed in a case of failure.
NOTE: If your laptop doesn’t look like one shown on the picture above, check out the following pages:
1. How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv6-1000 and dv6-2000.
2. How to disassembly HP Pavilion dv6-6000.