HP EliteBook 1030 G1 Disassembly and RAM, SSD upgrade guide

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HP EliteBook 1030 G1 uses composite body design, the top cover with all-metal material and the surface use of the matte process.

1. Removing the bottom cover
Remove all screws securing the bottom cover.

The bottom cover of the HP EliteBook 1030 G1 using six angle Torx screws fixed, after unscrew all the screws, the bottom cover can be taken off easily.

Its bottom cover is also made of the metal material, the CPU area with shielding paper. You can see the drain holes in the center area of the bottom cover.

With the bottom cover removed, you can get access to the battery, SSD, CMOS battery, Wi-Fi card, and heat sink.

2. Removing the battery
Remove all screws securing the battery to the laptop.
Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.

Here’s HP EliteBook 1030 G1 battery pack. It makes full use of the internal space, as much as possible to enhance the space utilization, but also increase the battery capacity.
It comes with a 7.6V, 40Wh, 5000mAh Li-ion battery, HP P/N: HSTNN-DB7H, 826038-005.

From the back of the battery, you can see HP using four battery packs into the battery module.

We look back to the motherboard. The workmanship is outstanding, almost no fly line exists.

3. Removing the SSD
Remove one screw securing the SSD and take it out of its slot.

The laptop comes with a Samsung MZNLN2560 PM871 M.2 SSD, HP P/N: 801649-001, 842610-001.

4. Removing the wireless card
Remove one screw securing the wireless card.
Disconnect two wireless antenna cables from the card.

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260NGW wireless card, it supports 802.11ac, dual-band, and 2×2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® 4.2. HP P/N: 806721-005.

The wireless network card antenna arrangement is very compact.

5. Removing heat sink
Because use of the Intel core m processor, HP EliteBook 1030 G1 with fanless design, the CPU covered with a layer of the metal heat sink.
Loosen four screws securing the heat sink and remove it.

The back of the heat sink module

6. Removing the motherboard
Remove all screws securing the motherboard.
Disconnect all cables from the motherboard.
Take out the motherboard.

Intel® Core™ M5-6Y54 1.10 GHz processor (4M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz) with Intel® HD Graphics 515

8GB LPDDR3 onboard RAM, the HP EliteBook 1030 G1 have no spare RAM slot, so you cannot upgrade the RAM.

7. Removing the keyboard and touchpad

8. Removing the fingerprint module
Remove one screw securing the fingerprint module and remove it.

HP EliteBook 1030 G1 using sliding fingerprint recognition module, the experience is not as good as pressing type, but can also achieve rapid unlock system function.

The sound system from B&O

Palm rest

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