Friday, April 22, 2016

HP Spectre x2 – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the Display panel – How to remove the battery – How to remove SSD – laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article

  • How to remove the Display panel 
  • Hardware diagnostics
  • How to remove the SSD and HDD

HP Spectre x2

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
Display panel assembly
Before disassembling the slate, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the slate. If you are unsure whether the slate is off or in Hibernation, turn the slate on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect the power from the slate by unplugging the power cord from the slate.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the slate.
Remove the display panel assembly:
1. Rest the slate on its top edge, with the POGO pin docking connector facing up.
2. Detach the POGO pin bezel (1) from the display panel assembly. (The POGO pin bezel is attached to the display panel assembly with double-sided adhesive.)
The POGO pin bezel is available using spare part number 830346-001.
3. Remove the four Phillips M1.5×2.7 screws (2) that secure the display panel assembly to the back cover.
4. Place the slate on a flat surface with the display panel facing up and the power button toward you.
5. Insert a case utility tool (1) or similar plastic, flat-edged tool between the back cover and the display panel assembly.
6. Release the display panel assembly front edge (2) from the back cover until it rests at an angle.
7. Release the display panel assembly right edge (3) from the back cover until it rests at an angle.
8. Disconnect the battery cable from the system board.
9. Release the adhesive strip (1) that secures the display panel cable to the display panel assembly.
10. Disconnect the display panel cable (2) from the display panel assembly.
11. Release the two zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors (3) to which the two TouchScreen cables are attached, and then disconnect the TouchScreen cables from the system board.
12. Remove the display panel assembly (4).
How to remove Battery
Before removing the battery, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the slate. If you are unsure whether the slate is off or in Hibernation, turn the slate on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect the power from the slate by unplugging the power cord from the slate.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the slate.
4. Remove the display panel assembly
Remove the battery:
1. Remove the six Phillips M2.0×3.5 screws (1) that secure the battery to the back cover.
2. Remove the battery (2).
How to remove Solid-state drive
Before removing the solid-state drive, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the slate. If you are unsure whether the slate is off or in Hibernation, turn the slate on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect the power from the slate by unplugging the power cord from the slate.
3. Disconnect all external devices from the slate.
4. Remove the display panel assembly
Remove the solid-state drive:
1. Remove the Phillips PM2.0×2.5 screw (1) that secures the solid-state drive to the slate. (The solid-state drive tilts up.)
2. Remove the solid-state drive (2) by pulling the drive away from the slot at an angle.
BIOS version
To decide whether you need to update Setup Utility (BIOS), first determine the BIOS version on your computer.
To reveal the BIOS version information (also known as ROM date and System BIOS):
1. Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
‒ or –
Click the question mark icon in the taskbar.
2. Select My PC, and then select Specifications.
‒ or –
Use Setup Utility (BIOS).
To use Setup Utility (BIOS):
1. Start Setup Utility (BIOS)
2. Select Main, select System Information, and then make note of the BIOS version.
3. Select Exit, select No, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Hardware Diagnostics
To start HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI:
1. Start BIOS:
Computers or slates with keyboards:
Turn on or restart the computer, quickly press esc.
Slates without keyboards:
Turn on or restart the slate, and then quickly hold down the volume down button.
‒ or –
Turn on or restart the slate, and then quickly hold down the Windows button.
2. Press or tap f2.
The BIOS searches three places for the diagnostic tools, in the following order:
a. Connected USB drive.
b. Hard drive
c. BIOS
3. When the diagnostic tool opens, select the type of diagnostic test you want to run, and then follow the on-screen instructions. On a slate, press the volume down button to stop a diagnostic test.