Introduction

Are you unhappy with the performance of your HP Envy x360 m6-aq103dx? If so, here is the guide to replace your motherboard. With just a few tools, you can replace your HP Envy x360 m6-aq103dx's motherboard today.

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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  • Use the Phillips Head 1 Screwdriver to remove the six 4 mm screws.

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  • Disconnect the battery port from the motherboard by gently lifting it on both sides with the plastic opening tool.

  • Lift up the port with the tool.

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  • Lift the battery out of the laptop with your hands.

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  • Make sure you are wearing an anti-static wrist strap.

  • Remove the four screws from the blue board that contains the headphone jack using the Phillips head 1 screwdriver (one 4 mm black screw, one 3 mm black screw, and two 4.5 mm silver screws).

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  • Insert the plastic opening tool underneath the connector on the black flexible flat cable with the blue plastic stripe.

  • Lift the opening tool to open the connector.

  • Use your fingers to slide the ribbon cable out of the connector.

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  • Hold the left side of the board between your fingers.

  • Lift the edge upwards enough to clear the other components in the way.

  • Be gentle when lifting to avoid breaking the board.

  • Slide and rotate to lift the board out of the designated slot for the board.

  • You may have to wiggle the board back and forth, and up and down, to remove the board.

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  • Remove the two antenna cables connected to the wireless module by wedging the small plastic opening tool between the cables and the wireless module and lifting up.

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  • Remove the 3.5 mm Phillips Head screw with the Phillip Head 1 screwdriver.

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  • Slide the wireless module towards the back of the computer to remove it.

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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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  • Make sure you are wearing an anti-static wrist strap.

  • Remove the ram’s metal cover with your hand.

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  • Pull the two outer pins on either side of the ram chip outward with your hands.

  • The ram chips should pop up.

  • Do this for both chips.

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  • Remove the chips one at a time, by sliding them towards the side of the computer they are pointing towards.

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  • Use the small plastic opening tool to disconnect the port attached to the white ribbon cable with purple tips.

  • Press the tool to the top of the tip of the cable and pull it outwards.

  • Press the tool to the side of the tip of the cable and slide it outwards.

  • Use your hand to lift the cable up and out of the way.

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  • Use the small plastic opening tool to disconnect the port attached to the blue ribbon cable with a black stripe.

  • Press the tool to the top of the tip of the cable and pull it outwards.

  • Press the tool to the side of the tip of the cable and slide it outwards.

  • Use your hand to lift the cable up and out of the way.

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  • Use the small plastic opening tool to disconnect the port attached to the golden brown ribbon cable with the yellow underside.

  • Press the tool to the top of the tip of the cable and pull it outwards.

  • Press the tool to the side of the tip of the cable and slide it outwards.

  • Use your hand to lift the cable up and out of the way.

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  • Remove the clear tape near the charging port with your hand in order to flip the tab up with the small plastic opening tool.

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  • Remove the wire with the green plastic tape from between the motherboard and the black hinge using your hand by puling it backwards.

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  • Remove the wire by the blue ribbon cable using your hands.

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  • Using the Phillips head #1 screwdriver remove the five 4.5 mm grey screws.

  • Using the Phillips head #1 screwdriver remove the two 2.5 mm black screws.

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  • Using your hand, gently lift up the motherboard to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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how to replace the keyboard?

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need a solder gun?

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