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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

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

    • 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).

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

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

    • 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.

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

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

how to replace the keyboard?

javier hdez - Reply

need a solder gun?

javier hdez - Reply

Hi, great post. good pics and details. The only thing you missed was removal of the CPU cooling fan, but that was pretty easy to figure out once into it that far. Thanks!

Joe - Reply

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