Introduction

Use this guide to replace a faulty motherboard on your HP Envy dv7t-7200 if you want an updated processor or if your motherboard shorted out.

Turn the power off and disconnect all cables and cords from the laptop.
  • Turn the power off and disconnect all cables and cords from the laptop.

  • Place the computer on its top on a flat surface with the hinges facing away from you.

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Slide the battery release latch to the left which is located on the right-hand side of the battery. Slide the battery release latch to the left which is located on the right-hand side of the battery. Slide the battery release latch to the left which is located on the right-hand side of the battery.
  • Slide the battery release latch to the left which is located on the right-hand side of the battery.

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Tilt the battery away from you and lift out.
  • Tilt the battery away from you and lift out.

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Using a Phillips #01 screwdriver, remove the Phillips PM2.5×5.5 screw on the service cover.
  • Using a Phillips #01 screwdriver, remove the Phillips PM2.5×5.5 screw on the service cover.

  • This screw does not come out of the service cover completely once loosened.

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Slide the service cover toward the front of the laptop. Lift the service cover to remove it from the laptop.
  • Slide the service cover toward the front of the laptop.

  • Lift the service cover to remove it from the laptop.

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Remove the 2 Phillips PM2.5×5.5 top screws from brackets on both hard drives.
  • Remove the 2 Phillips PM2.5×5.5 top screws from brackets on both hard drives.

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Remove the primary drive first located on the right hand side.
  • Remove the primary drive first located on the right hand side.

  • Use the black tab to lift the drive up and out.

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Remove the 2 Phillips PM2.5×5.5 screws on each side of the drive bracket.
  • Remove the 2 Phillips PM2.5×5.5 screws on each side of the drive bracket.

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Remove the hard drive connector cable.
  • Remove the hard drive connector cable.

  • This cable can be difficult to remove. Try to pull this cable firmly and carefully.

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Repeat steps 6-9 for the secondary hard drive.
  • Repeat steps 6-9 for the secondary hard drive.

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Remove the Phillips PM2.5×4.0 screw that attaches the optical drive to the laptop.
  • Remove the Phillips PM2.5×4.0 screw that attaches the optical drive to the laptop.

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Press the tab with a metal spudger that is located next to the screw to release the optical drive. Press the tab with a metal spudger that is located next to the screw to release the optical drive.
  • Press the tab with a metal spudger that is located next to the screw to release the optical drive.

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Slide the disk drive out of the laptop. Slide the disk drive out of the laptop.
  • Slide the disk drive out of the laptop.

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Place the laptop on it’s top
  • Place the laptop on it’s top

  • Remove the two screws that secure the keyboard to the laptop.

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Stand the laptop on it’s left side with it’s top open.
  • Stand the laptop on it’s left side with it’s top open.

  • Locate the circular opening in the optical drive slot.

  • Using a plastic opener, press on the keyboard through this opening until it lifts the keyboard away.

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Place the laptop on it’s back with the front facing you.
  • Place the laptop on it’s back with the front facing you.

  • Using a plastic opener, lift the back of the keyboard towards you releasing it from the lip that holds it.

  • You will hear slight popping noises as the keyboard separates.

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The keyboard is still attached by two ribbon cables. Lift the keyboard slowly during this step.
  • The keyboard is still attached by two ribbon cables. Lift the keyboard slowly during this step.

  • Lift keyboard up and place upside down on laptop.

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Release the connectors that attach the keyboard to the laptop.
  • Release the connectors that attach the keyboard to the laptop.

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Remove the keyboard.
  • Remove the keyboard.

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Disconnect the four tabs shown from the laptop.
  • Disconnect the four tabs shown from the laptop.

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Remove the screw located to the upper left of the disc drive.
  • Remove the screw located to the upper left of the disc drive.

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Pry open the top panel of the laptop with a metal spudger.
  • Pry open the top panel of the laptop with a metal spudger.

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Remove the screws that hold the motherboard to the frame
  • Remove the screws that hold the motherboard to the frame

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Lift the right side of the motherboard Slide the motherboard at this angle toward the right
  • Lift the right side of the motherboard

  • Slide the motherboard at this angle toward the right

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Turn the motherboard over Remove the screws that hold the motherboard and the fan together.
  • Turn the motherboard over

  • Remove the screws that hold the motherboard and the fan together.

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Conclusion

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

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