This guide demonstrates how to properly remove the fan of a HP Envy m6-n010dx. You will be using a Phillips 00 screwdriver throughout this guide.

  1. 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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  2. 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 screws highlighted in red

    • Pry off with prying tool the lower two grip pads highlighted in orange

      • You may need to use more force than feels necessary

    • Remove the two additional screws underneath the lower grip pads

    • Remove the large back panel to reveal the inner workings

      • 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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    • Locate fan

    • Gently remove tape that hold the heatsink and fan together

    • When reassembling , make sure to use new electrical tape so it will stick.

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    • Loosen the four screws on the heat sink indicated in picture

    • Remove the heatsink

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    • Gently disconnect the wire connecting the fan to the motherboard

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    • Remove screws indicated in photo.

    • Remove fan

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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