Introduction

Use this guide to replace the digitizer screen on an HP Envy 15 TouchSmart. You may need to replace the digitizer if the laptop no longer detects touch or if the glass has cracked or shattered.

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  • Lay the laptop down with the bottom facing up.

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  • Slide the switch to release the battery and remove it.

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  • Remove the screw from the access panel. Gently lift and remove the panel.

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  • Remove the hard drive and disconnect its ribbon cable from both the hard drive and the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Remove the two feet indicated to reveal the screws underneath. Image 2/3: Remove the two feet indicated to reveal the screws underneath. Image 3/3: Remove the two feet indicated to reveal the screws underneath.
  • Remove the indicated screws to loosen the bottom casing.

  • Remove the two feet indicated to reveal the screws underneath.

Description missed two screws on removing the back cover.

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Image 1/1: Once loose, lift and remove the plastic casing to reveal the motherboard.
  • Gently pry the edges to loosen the case.

  • Once loose, lift and remove the plastic casing to reveal the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Lift the wire from its track until you reach the hinges. Image 2/2: Lift the wire from its track until you reach the hinges.
  • Lift the speaker wires to detach them from the sound card.

  • Lift the wire from its track until you reach the hinges.

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  • Detach the two cables pictured. Lift the tab for the ribbon cable before pulling it out.

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Image 1/2: Lift the hinges with pliers until they are perpendicular to the case. Image 2/2: Lift and remove the bottom of the laptop from the screen.
  • Remove the screws from each hinge.

  • Lift the hinges with pliers until they are perpendicular to the case.

  • Lift and remove the bottom of the laptop from the screen.

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  • Lift the tabs in both the bottom corners and remove the screws beneath.

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  • Using a pry tool as necessary, remove the digitizer from the rest of the screen panel. Be careful around the top edge as there are delicate components beneath.

Forgot to mention disconnecting the wire from the digitizer to the screen.

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Image 1/3: Gently peel the digitizer away from the plastic border. Image 2/3: When installing the new one digitizer, press firmly around the edges. Image 3/3: When installing the new one digitizer, press firmly around the edges.
  • Using a heat gun, carefully loosen the adhesive connecting the digitizer to its plastic border.

  • Gently peel the digitizer away from the plastic border.

  • When installing the new one digitizer, press firmly around the edges.

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Conclusion

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

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These directions are perfect. I was able to successfully change my digitizer in under an hour

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where do you get the digitizer?

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