HP Spectre 13 Disassembly

(Last updated on December 26, 2016)

The HP Spectre 13-v000 features a 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 300-nit, IPS display with 72% color gamut, an Intel i5-6200U/i7-6500U Skylake processor with Intel HD 520 graphics card, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of PCIe solid state storage, three USB Type-C port, and a backlit keyboard.

HP Spectre 13-v000 measures just 10.4mm (0.41 inches) thick, making it about a tenth of an inch thinner than an Apple MacBook. The ultrabook weight of 2.45 pounds. Especially one that HP says should provide up to 9.5 hours of battery life.

The laptop also has three USB Type-C ports on the back. You can charge the HP Spectre by connecting the power adapter to any of these ports, and you can also connect a display adapter to any of them. Two of the ports also support Thunderbolt 3 for higher-speed data transfers.

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In my case, the laptop model is HP Spectre 13-v014TU.
On the bottom of the HP Spectre 13, there are three footgrip for supporting the notebook, but also to facilitate ventilation.

Tools needed: screwdriver, plastic crowbar and pick

There are no screws on the bottom cover. So we remove the three non-slip strips. Under the footgrip, you can find five screws that securing the bottom cover to the ultrabook.

Remove all screws and you can remove the bottom cover easily.
Now you can get access to the internal components, including the battery, SSD, Wi-Fi module, cooling fan and motherboard.

This notebook does not use plastic or metal body, but use carbon fiber. In fact, the use of such carbon fiber, the strength grade is much better than the metal material, and light weight, high temperature resistance, usually used for rocket shell, industrial robots, auto leaf spring, known as the black gold. Advantage is fabric fastness, abrasion resistance, stiffness, smoothness, durability is not deformed, and can reduce wear and bending.

Remove all screws securing the battery and disconnect the battery connector. You can remove the battery.

HP Spectre 13’s battery is very thin, 7.7V, 38Wh, the battery life of more than 9 hours, in the video mode, the battery life of more than 5 hours.

Because the battery is very thin, with double-sided adhesive on the back side, you need to be very careful to remove it.

Under the battery, you can access the touchpad and keyboard.

Remove one screw securing the SSD and take it out of its slot.
Note: before remove the SSD, you should remove the speaker first.

HP Spectre 13 features a Samsung MZVLV256HCHP-000H1 M.2 PM951 NVMe 256GB SSD, HP part number: 83842-002.

The laptop comes with four B&O speaker modules.

Remove one screw and disconnect the cable from the motherboard.
Disconnect two wireless antenna cables.

Intel┬« Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 is Intel’s 3 rd generation 802.11ac, dual band 2.4/5GHz, 2×2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth┬« 4.2 adapter.

Disconnect all cables from the motherboard.
Remove all screws securing the motherboard.

Here’re HP Spectre 13 motherboard and cooling fan.

When the motherboard was removed, you can remove the keyboard and touchpad.

HP Spectre 13 is powered by Intel Core I series processor, although is a low-voltage version, but still the need for cooling fan.

Remove three screws securing the heat sink.

The USB 3.1 type C port is replaced the common USB 3.0 port, so that the whole body can be made slimmer. Three ports can charge the device. Two ports support lightning technology.

Headphone jack

HP Spectre 13 is powered by Intel i5-6200U/i7-6500U processor, rather than Intel Core m processor, the Core i5-6200U processor at 2.3GHz, with 14nm technology, thermal power is 15W, integrated HD 520 graphics core.


  1. I have an HP Spectre 2×13 which I would like to upgrade its SSD hard drive of 128GB to 500GB but I disconnected and disaasembled the keyboard but I can`t find the SSD,I have been told that it is located on the same part with the screen but I becomes impossible for me to access it.I tried to go through on the web but not finding good guide helping me to access the SSD Hard drive,could you please guide?

    I got the document talking on HP 13×2 ultrabook but the document was found useless,please advise

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