Introduction

This guide will walk you through the process of replacing a broken or dead screen in the HP Envy TouchSmart m7 k010dx.

Turn your computer over so that the bottom is facing up. Slide the left black switch towards center. You should see an unlock image exposed to the left of switch if done correctly.
  • Turn your computer over so that the bottom is facing up.

  • Slide the left black switch towards center.

  • You should see an unlock image exposed to the left of switch if done correctly.

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Slide the right black switch towards center to release the battery. Slide the right black switch towards center to release the battery.
  • Slide the right black switch towards center to release the battery.

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Pivot the loose edge of the battery closes to you by pushing it toward the back of the computer. The battery should slide out freely.
  • Pivot the loose edge of the battery closes to you by pushing it toward the back of the computer.

  • The battery should slide out freely.

  • If battery is not pivoted before sliding out, you risk breaking interlocking tabs on the battery or computer.

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With the computer turned over use a nylon spudger to pry the rectangular pads off to reveal two hidden screws. Using a Phillips head #0 driver, remove the screw that is under the rubber pad as well as the other holding down the black corner plastic piece. Repeat for other side.
  • With the computer turned over use a nylon spudger to pry the rectangular pads off to reveal two hidden screws.

  • Using a Phillips head #0 driver, remove the screw that is under the rubber pad as well as the other holding down the black corner plastic piece.

  • Repeat for other side.

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Use a plastic opening tool to pop the corners off by wedging between casing. Do this for both legs as depicted in the picture.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pop the corners off by wedging between casing. Do this for both legs as depicted in the picture.

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Remove the screw near the center of the computer closest to the Beats logo. Use your fingernails to pull out the optical drive. It will have some resistance to start, but will come out easily afterwards. Use your fingernails to pull out the optical drive. It will have some resistance to start, but will come out easily afterwards.
  • Remove the screw near the center of the computer closest to the Beats logo.

  • Use your fingernails to pull out the optical drive. It will have some resistance to start, but will come out easily afterwards.

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Using a JIS #000 screwdriver, remove the two screws that were revealed when the optical drive was removed. Use a Phillips #0 driver to remove all screws that are visible on the bottom.
  • Using a JIS #000 screwdriver, remove the two screws that were revealed when the optical drive was removed.

  • Use a Phillips #0 driver to remove all screws that are visible on the bottom.

  • There is an oval tab near the center of the laptop, use a nylon spudger to wedge it free to reveal another Phillips #0 screw.

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Open up the laptop and set it down normally. Use a credit card or spudger to wedge between the top and bottom keyboard casing. Slide the card all the way around the laptop, making sure to pop free all tabs.
  • Open up the laptop and set it down normally.

  • Use a credit card or spudger to wedge between the top and bottom keyboard casing.

  • Slide the card all the way around the laptop, making sure to pop free all tabs.

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Place the computer on the backside of the screen, so that the bottom of it is pointing up into the air. You may want to place a rag over the screen so that if the front panel touches it while being removed, no damage is caused.
  • Place the computer on the backside of the screen, so that the bottom of it is pointing up into the air.

    • You may want to place a rag over the screen so that if the front panel touches it while being removed, no damage is caused.

  • Carefully begin to separate the top case from the bottom case, as if you are opening it like a book from the edge nearest the touch pad.

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The two panels are connected with 4 flexible electrical ribbon strips. Begin by removing the two strips nearest to the opening. The ribbon strips have a locking tab that will need to be disengaged prior to removal. Picture 3 shows the tab unlocked The ribbon strips have a locking tab that will need to be disengaged prior to removal. Picture 3 shows the tab unlocked
  • The two panels are connected with 4 flexible electrical ribbon strips. Begin by removing the two strips nearest to the opening.

  • The ribbon strips have a locking tab that will need to be disengaged prior to removal. Picture 3 shows the tab unlocked

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With the two panels now separated, you can see the other two strips towards the back of the computer. Once all are unplugged, carefully remove the top case.
  • With the two panels now separated, you can see the other two strips towards the back of the computer.

  • Once all are unplugged, carefully remove the top case.

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Begin by disengaging the tab on the upper left corner of the motherboard. Disconnect the plug that is to the left of the tab. You can disengage the tabs as before with your fingers or use a pair of tweezers as shown in the photo. You can disengage the tabs as before with your fingers or use a pair of tweezers as shown in the photo.
  • Begin by disengaging the tab on the upper left corner of the motherboard. Disconnect the plug that is to the left of the tab.

  • You can disengage the tabs as before with your fingers or use a pair of tweezers as shown in the photo.

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Using tweezers or pliers, gently remove the two cables connected to the WLAN module. Using tweezers or pliers, gently remove the two cables connected to the WLAN module. Using tweezers or pliers, gently remove the two cables connected to the WLAN module.
  • Using tweezers or pliers, gently remove the two cables connected to the WLAN module.

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Using a Phillips #0 driver, remove the screws holding the hinges in place. On the left hinge, there is a screw that does not appear to belong to hinge but is (circled in picture). On the left hinge, there is a screw that does not appear to belong to hinge but is (circled in picture).
  • Using a Phillips #0 driver, remove the screws holding the hinges in place.

  • On the left hinge, there is a screw that does not appear to belong to hinge but is (circled in picture).

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Remove the screen by pulling it forward from the casing. This allows the hinges to clear the casing. Remove the screen by pulling it forward from the casing. This allows the hinges to clear the casing. Remove the screen by pulling it forward from the casing. This allows the hinges to clear the casing.
  • Remove the screen by pulling it forward from the casing. This allows the hinges to clear the casing.

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Use a plastic opening tool along the gap between the screen and the back panel to separate the two pieces. When sliding with plastic opening tool, be careful around the webcam location to prevent damage. When sliding with plastic opening tool, be careful around the webcam location to prevent damage.
  • Use a plastic opening tool along the gap between the screen and the back panel to separate the two pieces.

  • When sliding with plastic opening tool, be careful around the webcam location to prevent damage.

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Carefully separate the display unit from its back panel. There is glue between the two pieces, make sure you move slowly. Flip the display unit over. Slowly remove the output cable from clips holding it in place.
  • Carefully separate the display unit from its back panel.

  • There is glue between the two pieces, make sure you move slowly.

  • Flip the display unit over. Slowly remove the output cable from clips holding it in place.

  • To remove the two strip running to top of display simply lift to loosen the tack glue holding them in place.

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Use the spudger or your finger to remove the tape on the output connection. Slowly and carefully pull the cable out from the connection. Permanent damage can be caused on your computer if you pull the cable too hard.
  • Use the spudger or your finger to remove the tape on the output connection.

  • Slowly and carefully pull the cable out from the connection.

  • Permanent damage can be caused on your computer if you pull the cable too hard.

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To remove the screen from its bezel there are a total of 4 screws. 2 on left and 2 on right of the display unit. Use a Phillips #0 driver to remove the screws. The display unit can now be taken out freely.
  • To remove the screen from its bezel there are a total of 4 screws. 2 on left and 2 on right of the display unit.

  • Use a Phillips #0 driver to remove the screws.

  • The display unit can now be taken out freely.

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Conclusion

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

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