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Removing and Replacing the Hard Disk Drive for HP Pavilion x360 Notebook PCs

This document applies to HP Pavilion x360 notebook computers.
HP Pavilion x360 notebook computer
Before you begin
  • You need a Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Turn off the computer. Disconnect the Ethernet or modem cable. Disconnect the power cord.
  • Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
  • HP strongly recommends the use of an anti-static wrist strap and a conductive foam pad when working on the computer.
  • Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
  warning:
The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along any interior metal edge of the computer.
  warning:
Before starting, power off the computer and wait for components to cool before starting these procedures.
  caution:
This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a noncarpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.
  caution:
Procedures in this document are provided by HP for qualified service agents and as a courtesy to its customers. Servicing internal components increases the risk of damaging the computer which might not be covered under warranty. Understand the risk and refer to the product's warranty before attempting to service the computer.
Video overview
View the following video before using the steps in this article.
  note:
The video and graphics in this article depict a specific configuration of notebook computer. These same removal and replacement procedures apply to all configurations for all HP Pavilion x360 Notebook computers.
Removing the hard disk drive
  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Follow the steps in this section to remove the hard disk drive.
Step 1
Remove the base enclosure.
For instructions to remove the base enclosure, see the HP support document, Removing and Replacing the Base Enclosure.
Removing the base enclosure
Step 2
Find the battery cable.
Battery cable location
Step 3
Disconnect the battery cable from its connector on the system board.
Removing the battery cable
Step 4
Disconnect the speaker cable from the connector on the system board.
Disconnecting the speaker cable
Step 5
Remove the speaker cable from the routing tabs on the battery.
Be sure to notice the routing of the speaker cable for later replacement.
Removing the speaker cable from the routing tabs
Removing the cable
Step 6
Remove the four screws that secure the battery to the top cover.
The four screws that secure the battery to the top cover
Step 7
Lift the battery off of the standoffs on the top cover.
Lifting the battery off the standoffs
Step 8
Peel back the retention tape.
Peeling back the tape
Step 9
Remove the hard disk drive adapter cable, noting its location for replacement.
Removing hard disk drive adapter cable
Step 10
Remove the three screws that secure the hard disk drive assembly to the top cover.
Screw locations
Step 11
Remove the hard disk drive assembly, and place it in a static dissipative bag.
Removing the hard disk drive assembly
Replacing the hard disk drive
Use the steps in this section to replace the hard disk drive.
Step 1
Replace the hard disk drive assembly by placing it on the standoffs on the top cover.
Replacing the hard disk drive assembly
Step 2
Replace the three screws that secure the hard disk drive assembly to the top cover.
Screw locations
Step 3
Replace the hard disk drive adapter cable.
Replacing hard disk drive adapter cable
Step 4
Replace the retention tape by pressing down.
Replacing the tape
Step 5
Route the adapter cable through the routing channel next to the hard drive disk assembly.
Routing adapter cable
Step 6
Place the battery onto the standoffs
Replacing the battery
Step 7
Replace the four screws that secure the battery to the top cover.
The four screws that secure the battery to the top cover
Step 8
Route the speaker cable through the routing tabs on the battery.
Routing the speaker cable
Routing the speaker cable
Step 9
Connect the speaker cable into its connector on the system board.
Speaker cable connection
Step 10
Connect the battery cable into its connector on the system board.
Battery cable connection
Step 11
Replace the base enclosure.
For instructions to replace the base enclosure, see the HP support document, Removing and Replacing the Base Enclosure.
Replacing the base enclosure

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