This guide demonstrates how to properly remove the CPU of a HP Envy m6-n010dx.

Find the battery removal slider.
  • Find the battery removal slider.

  • Slide it across while simultaneously popping out and removing the device's battery.

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Remove the five marked screws found under the battery using a philips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the five marked screws found under the battery using a philips head screwdriver.

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  • Remove the small panel on the back by prying it off. This should reveal the hard drive.

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  • The hard drive is connected to the motherboard via this blue-tabbed cable, highlighted in red.

  • Gently pry off the cover to release the cable.

  • Slowly lift the hard drive out and away from the device.

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  • Remove the 6 highlighted 1.5 mm screws using a #00 philips head screwdriver.

  • Pry off the lower two grip pads highlighted in orange.

    • Remove the two additional 1.5mm screws underneath the lower grip pads using a #00 philips head screwdriver.

    • You may need to use more force than feels necessary.

  • Remove the large back panel to reveal the inner workings.

    • The CPU can be found underneath the heatsink, highlighted in yellow.

    • The back panel might be difficult to remove. Use a flat object to help pry it off, and don't be afraid to use force.

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  • Loosen the four 1.5 mm screws on the heat sink using a #00 philips head screwdriver.

  • Remove the tape holding the heatsink to the fan.

  • Remove the heatsink.

  • When putting everything back together, use a new strip of electrical tape to make sure the parts are properly secured.

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  • Find the uncovered CPU highlighted in red.

  • Turn the fastener, highlighted in orange, 180 degrees counterclockwise using a flat headed screwdriver to loosen the CPU.

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  • Gently lift up and remove the CPU

  • Only lift the CPU by the sides, making sure not to touch the bottom, otherwise you may damage your CPU.

  • Don't forget to apply a few drops of thermal paste when putting in a new CPU.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Be sure to apply new thermal paste if you are using a new CPU.

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