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Removing and Replacing the Hard Drive for HP ENVY 15-u000 x360 Convertible PCs

This document applies to HP ENVY 15-u000 x360 convertible computers.
HP ENVY 15-u000 x360 convertible computer
Before you begin
  • You need a Phillips head screwdriver, tweezers or needle-nose pliers, and a non-metallic prying tool.
  • Turn off the computer. Disconnect the Ethernet or modem cable. Disconnect the power cord.
  • Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
  • HP strongly recommends the use of an anti-static wrist strap and a conductive foam pad when working on the computer.
  • Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
  warning:
Before starting, power off the computer and wait for components to cool before starting these procedures.
  caution:
This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a noncarpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.
  caution:
Procedures in this document are provided by HP for qualified service agents and as a courtesy to its customers. Servicing internal components increases the risk of damaging the computer which might not be covered under warranty. Understand the risk and refer to the product's warranty before attempting to service the computer.
Video overview
View the following video before using the steps in this article.
  note:
The video and graphics in this article depict a specific configuration of notebook computer. These same removal and replacement procedures for the hard drive apply to all configurations of HP ENVY 15-u000 notebook computers.
Depending on your notebooks configuration, you may have either a hard disk drive assembly or solid state drive assembly.
The removal and replacement of these assemblies is identical.
Figure : Hard disk drive assembly
Hard disk drive assembly
Figure : Solid state drive assembly
Solid state drive assembly
Removing the hard disk drive or solid state drive assembly
Follow the steps in this section to remove the solid state drive assembly.
  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Step 1
Remove the top cover.
For instructions to remove the top cover, see the HP support document, Removing and Replacing the Top Cover HP ENVY 15-u000 Notebook PCs.
Removing the top cover
Step 2
Ensure the battery cable is disconnected from its connector on the system board.
Battery cable connection
Step 3
Using minimal force, carefully lift the locking bar up on the primary storage drive connector...
Lifting the locking bar on the hard drive connector
...and disconnect the primary storage drive ribbon cable from the system .
Disconnecting the storage drive ribbon cable
Step 4
Remove the two Phillips-head screws that secure the primary storage drive assembly to the base enclosure.
Drive assembly screws
Step 5
Lift the primary storage drive assembly out of its cradle on the base enclosure...
Lifting the primary storage drive
...and remove it.
Pulling out the primary drive
Step 6
Place the primary storage drive assembly in a static dissipative bag.
Placing the storage drive assembly in a static dissipative bag
Replacing the hard disk drive or solid state drive assembly
Follow the steps in this section to replace the hard drive or solid state drive assembly.
Step 1
Place the primary storage drive assembly into its cradle on the base enclosure...
Placing the drive in position
...and lower the hard disk drive assembly into position.
Lowering the hard disk drive assembly into place
Step 2
Replace the two Phillips-head screws that secure the primary storage drive assembly to the base enclosure.
Two locations for the screws that secure the primary storage drive tot he base enclosure
Step 3
Insert the primary storage drive ribbon cable into the primary storage drive connector on the system board...
Inserting the primary storage drive ribbon cable into the primary storage drive connector
... and press the locking bar down to lock the cable into place
Pressing the locking bar into place
Step 4
Guide the primary storage drive ribbon cable in between the system board and primary storage drive.
Guiding the ribbon cable between the system board and the drive
Step 5
Replace the top cover.
For instructions to replace the top cover, see the HP support document, Removing and Replacing the Top Cover HP ENVY 15-u000 Notebook PCs.
Lowering the top cover into place

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