Wednesday, March 16, 2016

HP Split 13 x2 – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the batteries – How to remove the base cover – How to replace the RTC battery – How to update the BIOS - Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the base covers
  • How to remove the batteries  
  • How to update the BIOS 



HP Split 13 x2

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
How to remove Base enclosure
Before disassembling the keyboard dock, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the keyboard dock. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Disconnect the tablet from the keyboard dock
Remove the base enclosure:
1. Remove the two upper rubber feet (2), and then the two Phillips PM2.5×6.0 screws (3) underneath.
2. Separate and release the base enclosure (4) from the dock.
How to remove Hard drive
Before removing the hard drive, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Disconnect the tablet from the keyboard dock
5. Remove the base enclosure
6. Disconnect the battery cable.
Remove the hard drive:
1. Remove the three Phillips PM2.0×5.0 screws (1) that secure the hard drive to the dock.
2. Disconnect the hard drive cable (2) from the hard drive.
3. Remove the hard drive from the dock (3).
How to remove Hinge assembly
Before removing the hinge, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Disconnect the tablet from the keyboard dock
5. Remove the base enclosure
6. Disconnect the battery cable.
 Remove the hinge assembly:
1. Remove the four Phillips PM2.5×5.0 screws (1) that secure the hinge to the dock.
2. Disconnect the cables from each side of the dock (2).
3. Lift the hinge assembly (3) from the dock.
How to remove Battery
Before removing the battery, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Disconnect the tablet from the keyboard dock
5. Remove the base enclosure
6. Disconnect the battery cable.
Remove the battery:
1. Remove the six Phillips PM2.0×4.0 screws (1) that secure the battery to the dock.
2. Remove the battery (2) from the dock.
How to remove Display rear cover
Before removing the display rear cover, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Disconnect the tablet from the keyboard dock
Remove the display rear cover:
1. Remove the two rubber screw covers (1) and two Phillips PM2.0×3.0 screws (2) that secure the cover to the tablet.
2. Using the slot in the cover, lift the cover off the tablet (3)
How to remove Battery cable
You do not have to remove the internal battery before removing several internal components. However, if you leave the battery installed while removing components, be sure to disconnect the battery cable from the system board to remove power from internal components.
Before disconnecting the battery cable, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Disconnect the tablet from the keyboard dock
5. Remove the display rear cover
Disconnect the battery cable:
Lift the tape on top of the connector (1), and then disconnect the battery cable from the system board
connector (2).
How to remove RTC battery
Before removing the RTC battery, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet, and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Disconnect the tablet from the keyboard dock
5. Remove the display rear cover
6. Disconnect the battery cable
Remove the RTC battery:
1. Use a screwdriver to loosen the battery from the socket (1).
2. Lift the battery from the socket (2).
How to remove Battery
The tablet includes an internal battery.
Before removing the battery, follow these steps:
1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Disconnect the tablet from the keyboard dock
5. Remove the display rear cover
6. Disconnect the battery cable
1. Disconnect the HT cable (1).
2. Remove the Phillips broadhead PM2.0×3.0 screw (2) and the four Phillips PM2.0×5.0 screws (3) that secure the battery to the tablet.
3. Remove the battery (4) from the tablet.
BIOS update
1. From the Start screen, type support, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
2. Click Updates and tune-ups, and then click Check for HP updates now.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
4. At the download area, follow these steps:
a. Identify the most recent BIOS update and compare it to the BIOS version currently installed on your computer. If the update is more recent than your BIOS, make a note of the date, name, or other identifier. You may need this information to locate the update later, after it has been downloaded to your hard drive.
b. Follow the on-screen instructions to download your selection to the hard drive.
If the update is more recent than your BIOS, make a note of the path to the location on your hard drive where the BIOS update is downloaded. You will need to access this path when you are ready to install the update.
BIOS installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that are displayed on the screen after the download is complete. If no instructions are displayed, follow these steps:
1. From the Start screen, type e, and then select File Explorer.
2. Click your hard drive designation. The hard drive designation is typically Local Disk (C:).
3. Using the hard drive path you recorded earlier, open the folder on your hard drive that contains the update.
4. Double-click the file that has an .exe extension (for example, filename.exe).
The BIOS installation begins.
5. Complete the installation by following the on-screen instructions.