HP Elite Slice Disassembly and RAM, SSD and HDD Upgrade Options

HP Elite Slice is designed for business and office use. The 2.31-pound device houses an up to sixth-generation Intel Core i7 and runs Windows 10 Pro. It also offers enterprise-level security software, including HP BIOSphere and HP Sure Start to detect and manage threats. You can hook up displays, keyboards and mice to the system through the two USB 3.1 Type-C, two USB 2.0, DisplayPort and HDMI ports. The base unit also comes with ethernet and headphone/microphone jacks, as well as onboard dual mics and an optional fingerprint sensor.

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HP Elite Slice has two USB 3.1 Type-C, two USB 2.0, DisplayPort and HDMI ports.

1. Removing the bottom cover

Remove four screws securing the bottom cover.

Pry up and remove the bottom cover.

Under the bottom cover, you can get access to the hard drive module and two RAM modules.

2. Removing the hard drive module

Loosen four screws securing the hard drive module.
Lift up and remove it.

In my case, the HP Elite Slice has no hard drive.

3. Removing the RAM memory

The HP Elite Slice comes with two Samsung 4GB DDR4-2133MHz RAMs.

4. Removing the middle frame

Remove all screws securing the middle frame.
Pry up and remove it.
Be careful, there is a cable connecting to the motherboard, you should disconnect the cable first.

Under the middle frame, you can get access to the wireless card, SSD, heat sink and cooling fan module.

5. Removing the heat sink and cooling fan

Loosen four screws securing the heat sink. Lift up and remove it.

6. Removing the SSD

Remove one screw and take it out of its slot.
The HP Elite Slice comes with a Samsung 256GB M.2 NVMe SM951 SSD.

7. Removing the wireless card

Remove one screw and unplug two antenna cables. You can remove the wireless card.
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11ac, 2 x 2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth* adapter

Red: Intel® Core™ i5-6500T 2.50 GHz Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz), with Intel® HD Graphics 530
Blue: South Bridge

HP Elite Slice’s Audio module, it is features a 360 degree speaker and dual microphones.

8. Removing the speaker

Remove four screws securing the back cover.
Pry up and remove it.

Remove four screws securing the speaker module.

9. Removing the optical drive

HP Elite Slice’s optical drive module

There is no screw securing the optical drive, you can remove the drive by simply rotating the latchs.

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