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You might need to replace the fan if your laptop overheats, or you hear loud grinding noises from inside the case. Alternatively, if you hear no noise from inside the case because the fan is broken.

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  1. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Press the battery release tab and the battery will pop up.

  2. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery from the laptop, it will come out easily.

  3. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement, Accessory Plate: step 3, image 1 of 2 HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement, Accessory Plate: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the single screw holding the accessory plate. This is a PH0 2.0x2.5 screw.

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    • Pry the accessory plate up from the back of the laptop by applying force upwards where the screw was removed.

  5. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement, Solid State Drive: step 5, image 1 of 2 HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement, Solid State Drive: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the PM 2.0x2.5 screw with the PH#0 Screwdriver attachment that is shown at the corner of the Solid State Drive.

    • After you have removed the screw, the Solid State Drive should lift up.

  6. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Very carefully, remove the SSD by gently pulling away from the SSD socket.

  7. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement, Hard Drive: step 7, image 1 of 2 HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement, Hard Drive: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the hard drive away from the board. Notice that there is a slit centered at the back of where the hard drive is sitting. This is where you'll insert the plastic opening tool as shown in the photo. Finally, pry with the plastic opening tool to remove the hard drive.

  8. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Firmly grasp the connector's base as shown and pull to remove from the hard drive.

  9. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement, Back Plate: step 9, image 1 of 3 HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement, Back Plate: step 9, image 2 of 3 HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement, Back Plate: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the highlighted rubber stoppers with a metal spudger as pictured. They should expose a screw that you will need to remove in a later step.

  10. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 3 HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 3 HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Remove plastic cover highlighted. It should expose a screw that you will need in a later step.

  11. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Remove all highlighted screws with PH 1 screwdriver. These screws are PM 2.0x2.5.

  12. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 2 HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Remove all highlighted screws from the battery access area. These are PM 1.5x2.0 screws

  13. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Remove screws highlighted with PH1 screwdriver from accessory plate area.These are PM 2.5x3.0 screws

    • Remove screws highlighted with PH1 screwdriver from accessory plate area. These are PM 2.5x4.5 screws

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    • Pry open back plate area with plastic opening tool. The back plate should pry open with relative ease. If you feel some resistance at any point please refer to steps 2-5 because a screw has probably been missed.

  15. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement, Fan: step 15, image 1 of 2 HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement, Fan: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • There are 3 screws holding the fan in place. These are PM 2.5x4.5 screws

  16. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 2 HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • There are 3 strips of tape. Remove them with your hand.

  17. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the fan by sliding it out and pulling it upwards. Set the fan off to the side to reveal the connector.

  18. HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 2 HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Fan  Replacement: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the black connector from the white insert shown at the center of the picture just below the fingers pinching the black connector.

    • The connector will come out straight up.

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

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TY good write up I did not have an SSD drive . Some of the screw locations were slightly different [I suppose they very by configuration].

I meticulously followed your instructions. I did have trouble reconnecting the hard drive but it was my lack of experience and a good magnifying glass. Problem fixed. Fan working great.

Really appreciate your photos and explanation

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Excellent directions. Great pictures. Everything was as specified in the instructions. Original fan had a piece of broken plastic in it Removed and reassembled, works great. Make sure flat lead for hard drive is correctly installed.

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This was seriously better than any YouTube video ever. It worked like a charm period thank you so much.

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Excellent walk thru... best I've ever seen!

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