In this guide I will show how to take apart HP Spectre x360 13-4103dx laptop.
According to the official maintenance and service guide this guide should fit HP Spectre x360 Convertible PC (model numbers 13-4000 through 4099 and 13-4100 through 4199) and HP Spectre Pro x360 Convertible PC.
You can refer the official manual for the detailed product description, the complete list of spare part numbers and hardware diagnostics tips.
HP Spectre x360 13-4103dx disassembly steps
Remove eight Torx T5 screws from the bottom cover.
Two screws in the upper left and right corners are longer than other six screws.
Using a thin metal case opening tool (or any other similar tool) separate the bottom cover from the laptop.
I found it’s easier to remove the bottom cover if you start separating it on the side of the laptop.
Remove the bottom cover.
Remove four screws securing the battery.
This is 11.4v-56Wh battery. HP spare part number: 789116-005.
The right speaker cable is taped to the battery. Peel off the tape and disconnect the speaker cable from the motherboard.
Also, unplug the battery cable connector.
Disconnect the left speaker cable and un-rout the cable from the guided path on the side of the battery.
Remove the battery.
Remove two screws securing the right speaker.
Lift up and remove the speaker.
Remove one screw securing the left speaker.
Lift up and remove the speaker.
Peel off the black mylar tape which partially covers the wireless card, SSD and cooing fan.
Remove one screw securing the SSD.
Pull the SSD out of the slot.
This particular laptop came with a Lite-on M2 SATA SSD. HP part number: 831041-001.
Disconnect two antenna cables from the wireless card.
Remove one screw securing the wireless card.
This is a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 module. Model: 7265NGW. HP part number: 793840-001.
Pull the wireless card out.
Remove two screws securing the cooling fan and disconnect the fan cable.
Remove the cooling fan.
I found HP part number printed on the other side: 830675-001.
Disconnect the SD card reader cable from the motherboard.
Remove one screw securing the SD card reader.
Here’s how to disconnect flat cables:
- Unlock the connector by lifting up the locking tab (red arrow).
- Pull the cable out of the connector (yellow arrow).
Remove the SD card reader.
Remove the black adheasive spunge that secures the keyboard cable connector.
Disconnect the following cables from the motherboard:
- Headphone board cable (yellow square)
- Keyboard backlight cable (red square)
- Keyboard data cable (orange rectangle)
- Touchpad cable (green square)
- Display panel video cable (blue rectangle)
- DC-IN power jack cable (purple rectangle)
Remove two screws attaching the motherboard to the top case assembly.
Remove the motherboard.
Here’s a picture of the other side of the motherboard.
The headphone jack and DC-IN power jack are mounted under the left and right hinges.
Remove two screws securing the left hinge.
Remove one screw securing the DC-IN power jack.
Lift up the left hinge. It will open up at a 30 degree angle.
Now you can remove the DC-IN power jack.
The harness is glued to the top case with adhesive tape.
Remove two screws securing the right hinge.
Remove one screw securing the headphone jack.
Lift up the right hinge.
Remove the headphone jack.
Remove five screws securing the touchpad.
Remove the touchpad.
In HP Spectre x360 13-4103dx laptop the keyboard is not riveted to the top case like in many other HP models.
The keyboard is replaceable.
In order to remove the keyboard you will have to remove 55 small screws fastening the keyboard to the top case.
The keyboard HP part number printed on the sticker: 806500-001.
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