How can I extract my laptop's processor and GPU?


I'd like to extract my HP Pavillon Envy dv6's processor and GPU.

I tried removing the keyboard by removing the two associated screws at the back but it doesn't slide easily, am I doing something wrong?

Thanks you for your help.

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@kernel4 , The links below may help in enabling you to extract the parts, see below service guide/manual and tear down video links of the HP Pavillon Envy dv6 laptop. Good luck.

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Thank you. I don't know if this answer is compliant with the iFixit guidelines and I will probably highlight it later.

I managed to open my HP with a screwdriver and a knife, but it seems that the GPU is soldered to the motherboard with 12 soldering points. Is there any luck to unsolder it?

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@kernel4 , In the last video in my answer it shows the soldered in GPU being removed at the 1 min. 20 sec. mark, I my self have not done this. It truly would take a lot of luck to salvage the part with out proper equipment and knowledge. Normally it would take, a good rework station equipped with hot air/special heat gun and good soldering irons with various tips, etc and a person with good knowledge in electronics and what heat the item can take etc., could succeed. After clicking on the posted link here, scroll done for some other interesting vids, on desoldering/soldering.


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