HP EliteBook 1040 G4 Disassembly (SSD, RAM Upgrade Options)

HP’s EliteBook series is a veteran of the business notebook, with the trend of light notebook coming, the EliteBook series gradually come out from the tradition, introduced a slim, stylish design of office products, the EliteBook 1040 is one of the representatives.

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First of all, remove 8 screws securing the bottom cover.
remove bottom cover

Since there is no snaps fixed bottom cover, all you can easily remove it.
bottom cover

Under the bottom cover, you can get access to the battery, RAM, SSD, Wi-Fi card, speaker, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard.
You can see that its internal design is very neat, the arrangement of components is also very reasonable.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 internal picture

Remove all screws securing the battery and disconnect the battery connector. You can remove the battery.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 comes with a 11.55V, 67Wh, 5800mAh Li-polymer battery.
Its battery life more than 15 hours, and supports fast charging technology, charging 30 minutes can be used for 7.5 hours.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 battery

Under the battery, you can access the touchpad.
The touchpad is fixed with a metal frame and has some damping function.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 touchpad

Samsung PM961 PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB SSD, Samsung model: MZ-VLW5120, HP P/N: 862997-003
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 M.2 SSD

Its cooling system uses a dual fan, dual copper tube design, two copper tubes covering the processor at the same time, and the heat dissipation effect should be excellent.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 cooling system

Its heat sink and cooling fan module
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 cooling fan

It is equipped with a professional quad-core Intel i7-7820HQ standard voltage processor, and 16GB DDR4 onboard memory.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 processor

Intel Core i7-7820HQ (2.90 GHz, Max Turbo Frequency up to 3.90 GHz, TDP of 45W )
Intel Core i7-7820HQ

Its 16GB memory chip soldered directly to the motherboard, and does not provide free memory slots, so it’s memory can not be upgraded.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 RAM

The right side of the notebook has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a USB 3.1 port, a HDMI and a SIM card slot.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 port

The left side of the notebook has a USB 3.1 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 port

The size of the motherboard is moderate, but the reserved interface is very much, and will leave more space for the battery
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 motherboard

Here’s fingerprint module.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 fingerprint module

Its speaker module
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 speaker

In general, its disassembly process is not complicated, the interior design is as exquisite as its appearance, and the distribution of each component is very reasonable, so we can see that the design is very rigorous and professional.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 internal picture
source: pconline.com.cn

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