HP Spectre XT Pro Disassembly

In this guide, I’ll disassemble the HP Spectre XT Pro. I will remove the battery, SSD, wireless card, speakers, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard.

Remove ten screws from the bottom case.

HP Spectre XT Pro’s bottom case is made of aluminum alloy.

Like with most ultrabook, Spectre XT Pro internal layout is very compact, Li-polymer battery occupies a large area.
Remove the screws securing the battery.
Disconnect the battery cable. You can remove the battery.

Spectre XT Pro battery thickness of only 4.11mm. It is comes with 14.8V 45Wh Li-polymer battery.

Disconnect two wireless antenna cables.
Remove two screws securing the wireless card.
Remove two screws securing the SSD. You can remove the SSD.

Spectre XT Pro comes with a Micron 128GB 6Gb/s mSATA SSD, equipped with four memory chips, using the Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2 master chip.
Spectre XT Pro features an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 wireless card.

Uncover the black tape, you can see the heat sink.

The heat sink covering the CPU and PCH chip.
Remove four screws securing the heat sink. The heat sink can be removed.

Spectre XT Pro heat sink assembly much smaller than laptops.

Spectre XT Pro motherboard is relatively small.

Spectre XT Pro is also equipped with a small circuit board, there are a headphone jack, USB port and card reader on the board.

The small PCB board is equipped with IDT92HD99B audio CODEC which is not available in the laptop.

Spectre XT Pro has four speakers. The sound is indeed better than other laptops.

Keyboard and touchpad

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