Tuesday, April 26, 2016

HP Spectre 13 Pro Ultrabook – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the bottom cover – How to remove the SSD – How to remove the display unit – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop repair and service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the bottom case 
  • How to remove the SSD 
  • How to disassemble the Display 

HP Spectre 13 Pro Ultrabook 

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
How to remove Bottom cover
Before removing the bottom cover, follow these steps:
1. Turn off 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 the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
Remove the bottom cover:
1. Position the computer upside-down.
2. Remove the 8 Torx T5M2.0×3.0 screws (1) that secure the bottom cover to the computer.
3. Lift the bottom cover off the computer (2).
How to remove Solid-state drive (SSD)
Before removing the solid-state drive module, 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. Remove the bottom cover
5. Disconnect the battery.
Remove the solid-state drive:
1. Remove the Phillips PM2.0×3.0 screw (1) that secures the drive to the computer. The rear of the drive pops up.
2. Pull the drive out of the socket (2).
How to remove Display assembly
Before removing the display assembly, follow these steps:
1. Turn off 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 the power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the computer.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the computer.
4. Remove the bottom cover
5. Disconnect the battery.
6. Disconnect the antennas from the WLAN module 
Remove the display assembly:
1. Remove the Mylar tape from atop display cable connector (1)
2. Disconnect the display panel cable (2) and the control cable (3) from the system board.
3. Remove the 7 Phillips PM2.5×4.0 screws (1) that secure the display assembly to the computer.
4. Rotate the computer upward to open the display hinges, and then separate the display from the computer (2).
5. If it is necessary to remove the clutch cover or the display hinges:
a. Remove the clutch cover (the plastic piece on the bottom of the display) by pulling it straight up to disengage it (1).
b. Remove the 4 Phillips PM2.5×5.0 screws (2 from each hinge) that secure the hinges to the display.
c. Remove the antennas and the control cable from the left hinge (2).
d. Remove the display cable from the right hinge (3) and the control cable from the left hinge (4).
e. Lift the hinges from the display (5).