HP LaptopHP Pavilion DV6

HP Pavilion DV6 Disassembly (Remove Keyboard, Clean Cooling Fan)

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble HP Pavilion DV6 to remove the RAM, hard drive, wireless card, keyboard, palm rest, cooling fan and motherboard. Refer to the guides, you can repair, upgrade and clean your Pavilion DV6.

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Turn off your laptop. Unlock and remove the battery.

Release the latch. Remove the service cover.

Once the service cover was removed, you can access the hard drive, RAM and wireless card.

Remove the RAM, hard drive and DVD drive.

Disconnect two antenna cables and remove two screws. Remove the wireless card.

Remove the screw securing the keyboard.

Turn over the laptop. Lift up the keyboard. Disconnect the keyboard cable and remove the keyboard.

Remove seven screws securing the palm rest. Disconnect all the cables.

Remove all screws from the bottom case.

Pry up the palm rest with a pry bar and guitar picks.

Disconnect the speaker cable, dc jack cable, LCD cable and USB board cable. Remove the screws securing the motherboard.

The motherboard has been removed.

Remove eight screws securing the heat sink.

Heat sink and cooling fan

Remove four screws.

Uncover the tapes are securing the cooling fan. You can clean the fan with a brush.

Heat sink

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    1. hello melisa, its difficult at first but if i were you search youtube for disassembly i just watch there and follow the video and i clean my fan and assemble it without a problem. you can do it trust yourself. =)

  1. I have a similar model laptop. The problem I’am facing is where the eight screws securing the heat sink are, two of them are stuck – when screwing them, they seem to be spinning in place and the golden parts beneath them are moving to while screwing (they should not be moving). How do I approach this?

    1. Hello Rokas you dont need to remove all that screw trust me, i watch one video in youtube, without removing whole heatsink in the board just remove the screw on the fan and you will clean it without a problem. =)

  2. Just a question ,i previously had issues with hp pavillion laptops whereby they overheat ,as a tech i narrowed down the issue to a flaw in design of the cooling system whereby the heatsink had only one copper tube serving both the GPU & the Processor so for processors like AMD they tend to overheat and damage the GPU as well..in the case of the above machine what is the experience as i can see HP has introduced two copper tubes .kindly keep me informed as i had actually kept off buying or recommending pavillion laptops.& again what is the normal temp on this machine when idle?

  3. Mine only has one copper tube going to the processor and the other chip is exposed. There’s ALLOT of heat that comes from my laptop

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