Saturday, March 05, 2016

HP ENVY 15 Notebook - HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 – Disassembling – HDD Removal - Back case removal – Wireless lan card removal – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the solid state driver
  • Wireless LAN removal
  • Back case removal 



HP ENVY 15 Notebook - HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
Battery Removal 
Before removing the battery, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
Remove the battery:
1. Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
2. Slide the battery release latch (1) to release the battery.
3. Pivot the battery (2) upward.
4. Remove the battery (3) from the computer.
Solid-state drive Removal 
Before removing the solid-state drive, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
Remove the solid-state drive:
1. Loosen the Phillips PM2.0×4.0 captive screw (1) that secures the service cover to the computer.
2. Lift the rear edge of the service cover (2) and swing it up and forward until it disengages from the computer.
3. Remove the service cover (3).
4. Remove the two Phillips PM2.0×2.5 screws (1) that secure the solid-state drive to the system board. (The solid-state drive tilts up.)
5. Remove the solid-state drive (2) by pulling the drive away from the slot at an angle.
WLAN module Removal 
Before removing the WLAN module, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
5. Remove the service cover
Remove the WLAN module:
1. Disconnect the WLAN antenna cables (1) from the terminals on the WLAN module.
2. Remove the Phillips PM2.0×2.5 screw (2) that secures the WLAN module to the system board.
(The WLAN module tilts up.)
3. Remove the WLAN module (3) by pulling the module away from the slot at an angle.
Hard drive Removal 
Before removing the hard drive, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
5. Remove the service cover
Remove the hard drive:
1. Release the zero insertion force (ZIF) connector (1) to which the hard drive connector cable is attached, and then disconnect the hard drive connector cable (2) from the system board.
2. Release the hard drive connector cable (3) from the opening in the base enclosure.
3. Lift up on the hard drive tab (4) to remove the hard drive from the hard drive bay.
4. If it is necessary to disassemble the hard drive, perform the following steps:
a. Position the hard drive with the connector toward you.
b. Disconnect the hard drive connector cable (1) from the hard drive.
c. Spread the left and right sides (2) of the hard drive bracket outward to separate the bracket from the hard drive.
d. Remove the hard drive bracket (3) from the hard drive.
Memory module Removal 
Before removing a memory module, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
5. Remove the service cover
Remove the memory module:
1. Lift the left edge of the memory module shield and swing it up and to the right until the memory modules are accessible.
2. Spread the retaining tabs (1) on each side of the memory module slot to release the memory module. (The memory module tilts up.)
3. Remove the memory module (2) by pulling the module away from the slot at an angle.
RTC battery Removal 
Before removing the RTC battery, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
4. Remove the battery
5. Remove the service cover
Remove the RTC battery:
1. Disconnect the RTC battery cable (1) from the system board.
2. Detach the RTC battery (2) from the base enclosure. (The RTC battery is attached to the base enclosure by double-sided tape.)
3. Remove the RTC battery.
4. Use a thin, non-conductive tool (1) to remove the disc cell RTC battery (2) from the socket on the
system board
Reverse this procedure to install the RTC battery. When installing the disc cell RTC battery, make sure the “+” sign faces up
Base enclosure Removal 
Before removing the base enclosure, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
4. Remove the battery (see Battery on page 43).
5. Remove the solid-state drive (see Solid-state drive on page 44).
6. Remove the hard drive (see Hard drive on page 47).
Remove the base enclosure:
1. Remove the front rubber feet (1).
The rubber feet are included in the Rubber Kit, spare part number 720559-001.
2. Remove the seven Phillips PM2.5×5.5 screws (2) in the that secure the base enclosure to the computer.
3. Remove the following screws:
(1) Two Phillips PM2.5×4.5 screws under the front edge of the service cover
(2) Three Phillips PM2.5×3.0 screws in the hard drive bay
(3) Seven Phillips PM1.5×2.0 screws in the battery bay
4. Remove the base enclosure.