Introduction

Is the hard drive on you HP Envy x360 m6-aq103dx acting up or not working correctly? Follow this simple guide to replace the hard drive. You'll need a plastic opening tool and a Phillips Head #1 screwdriver.

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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  • Disconnect the ribbon cable with the purple tag by flipping the black tab with the plastic opening tool.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable by gently pulling it away from the connector with your fingers.

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  • Remove the two Phillips head screws (5 mm) using the Phillip's head #1 screwdriver.

  • Use your hands to lift the hard drive up and remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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