HP Spectre x360 13 perhaps not an ideal gaming laptop, since it features integrated Intel HD520 graphics chip, but comes with an impressive 1920*1080 touch screen, 8GB of RAM, and up to a 512GB SSD. It’s features a backlit keyboard and the 4810mah battery, the laptop including three USB 3.0 ports, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, a miniDP connector, and a SD card slot.
OS: Windows 10 Home Basic
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-6200U 2.3 GHz processor (3M cache, up to 2.80 GHz), integrated Intel® HD graphics 520
Display: 13.3-inch FHD, (1920*1080) touch screen
Memory: 8GB DDR3-1600MHz
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 520
Storage: 256GB M.2 SSD
Wireless: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Ports: 3x USB 3.0, mini display port 1.2, RJ45, earphone, SD card slot
Battery: 3-Cells 4810mah Li-Polymer
1. Removing the bottom case
Remove all screws securing the bottom case.
Pry up and remove the bottom case.
2. Removing the battery
When the bottom case removed, you can get access to the internal components, including battery, SSD, wireless card, speakers, heat sink and cooling fan.
In order to remove the battery, you should disconnect the battery connector from motherboard and remove all screws securing the battery.
The HP Spectre x360 13-4000 laptop comes with a 11.4v, 4810mah battery, HP P/N: HSTNN-DB6S, 788237-2C1.
3. Removing the SSD
Remove one screw securing the SSD and take it out from SSD slot.
The laptop features a Samsung 256GB M.2 PM951 SSD, Samsung model: MZ-NTE2560, MZNTE256HMHP-000H1, HP P/N: 754949-002.
The 256 GB in M.2 format continues to achieve good results in sequential reading and writing, according to Samsung official website, the Sequential read speed up to 540MB/s, sequential write speed up to 265MB/s, random read speed up to 95K IOPS, random write speed up to 65K IOPS.
4. Removing the wireless card
Remove one screw securing the wireless card.
Unplug two wireless antenna cables. You can remove the wireless card.
The HP Spectre x360 13-4000 laptop comes with a Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 wireless card. The model is 7265NGW, HP P/N: 793840-001.
It’s support for 802.11ac, 2 x 2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
5. Removing the SD card slot
Remove one screw and disconnect the cable from the motherboard. You can remove the SD card slot module.
6. Removing the heat sink
Remove four screws securing the heat sink you can take it out of the laptop.
7. Removing the cooling fan
Remove two screws securing the cooling fan.
Unplug the fan cable from the motherboard.
Remove the cooling fan.
8. Removing the motherboard
Remove all screws securing the motherboard.
Disconnect the speaker cable, keyboard cable, backlit cable, LCD cable and touchpad cable from the motherboard.
Lift up and remove the motherboard.
9. Chips on the motherboard
Red: Intel® Core™ i5-6200U 2.3 GHz processor (3M cache, up to 2.80 GHz), integrated Intel® HD Graphics 520
Green: ITE IT8987VG
Blue: Parade PS8330B Dual-mode DisplayPort version 1.2 Repeater
RAM chips covering by a metal shield, it is soldering on the motherboard.
Remove the metal shield.
You can find two SK hynix RAM chips.
There is a layer of insulating film on the back of the motherboard. It is used for prevents short-circuiting.
When the motherboard removed, you can access the keyboard and touchpad.
The HP Spectre x360 13-4000’s touch chip comes from Synaptics.
10. Removing the speakers
Remove the two screws that hold the speaker in the laptop body. There is one screw on each side of the laptop.
Here’s speaker modules