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Is the CPU fan in your HP Envy x360 m6-aq103dx not functioning correctly? Follow this easy replacement guide to open up your computer and replace the CPU fan.

Flip the laptop over to expose the underside.
  • Flip the laptop over to expose the underside.

  • Remove the two grip pads with blue plastic opening tool by inserting the tool between the laptop and the pads and slowly lifting up.

  • The grip pads are tacky, remove slowly to avoid separating the adhesive.

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Remove the two 8 mm Phillips Head screws that were under the grip pads using a Phillip's Head 1 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 8 mm Phillips Head screws that were under the grip pads using a Phillip's Head 1 Screwdriver.

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  • Remove the six 5 mm Torx screws using a T5 Torx Screwdriver.

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  • Use the nylon spudger to pop off the bottom cover by inserting it into the heat vent and twisting to the left or right.

  • You may hear a slight clicking or popping, but that is normal.

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  • Put on the anti-static wristband first

  • Disconnect the port of the fan by flipping the black tab with the small blue plastic opening tool.

  • Remove the cable from the connector.

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  • Peel back a little bit of the grey tape connected to the round cable with the big blue opening tool.

  • Using your fingers, peel the tape off of the body of the computer.

  • Peel slowly to avoid separating the adhesive.

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  • Remove the black cable from the fan by unclicking it from the plastic body of the fan with your fingers and move it out of the area.

  • There will be clicking sounds when the black cable is removed.

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  • Disconnect the port with the red yellow and blue wires by dislodging the wires with your fingers.

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  • Remove the two 4.5mm Phillips #1 screws.

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  • Loosen the four black screws by the curved heat sink with a Phillips head 1 screwdriver.

  • These screws do not come off.

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  • Lift the CPU fan out with your hand.

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Conclusion

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

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