The HP OMEN 15-ax016TX gaming laptop is a middle-range monster designed for playing high-end games and enjoying the latest high-definition media contents, anytime, anywhere. The OMEN 15 is one of the slim and light gaming laptop and inside packs a high-speed 4GB DDR4 RAM, Intel Core i5-6300HQ 6th Gen processor and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics card to ensure you’ll get ultimate performance to run today’s most demanding games at highest settings at high frame rates. The 1080p display is coupled with Bang&Olufsen provide premium multimedia experience and take your game and entertainment to the next level.
Although it packs a plenty of powerful hardware, but the system has a thick just 0.96″ and weighs only 4.85 pounds. Along with 3-cell lithium ion battery, as the laptop can run up to 6 hours of battery life on a full charge, making it an ideal traveling and on-the-go.
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First of all, remove all visible screws from the bottom case.
Starts prying the bottom case from the left LCD hinge.
There are a lot of clips securing the bottom case. Please be patient, do not damage the clips of the bottom case.
There is no cable connect to the bottom case, so you can remove it directly.
You can see a large area of the vent on the bottom case.
This is the internal structure of HP Omen 15-ax000. The most intuitive change is that the notebook’s motherboard with a blue motherboard, or familiar with the HP style. The largest area in the bottom right corner is the battery, which is also one of the changes. The previous generation of the battery is external, removable, and now is built-in. Dual hard drive system, two memory slots, dual cooling fans.
HP Omen 15-ax000 comes with a 11.55V, 5150mAh, 61.6Wh Li-ion battery, HP P/N: HSTNN-UB71.
Thanks to the sixth generation of low-power processor, will make this notebook has a good battery life.
Before dismantling the other parts, the first thing to do is to disconnect the battery.
Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard and remove all screws securing the battery.
This battery is really thin.
Under the battery, you can access the touch pad.
Here’s HP Omen 15-ax000 touch pad.
Most of the games laptop is now using SSD + mechanical hard drive, on the one hand to ensure the speed of start and run program, on the other hand to ensure that large file storage. At the same time, it is also can reduce costs.
There is no screws securing the hard drive module, you can remove it easily.
The laptop comes with a HGST 1TB 7200RPM SATA hard drive. If necessary, you can upgrade it to a big capacity hard drive.
HP Omen 15-ax000 has two RAM slot, in my case, it is only comes with a SK Hynix 8GB DDR4 RAM, you can add another 8GB ram to the spare RAM slot.
On the right side is Samsung 128GB M.2 SSD.
SK Hynix 8GB memory, Samsung 128GB M.2 SSD, HGST 1TB 7200 hard drive
The HP part number of the memory is 820570-005.
The SSD model is MZNLF128HCHP-000H1.
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265NGW wireless card, it is support 802.11ac, Dual Band, 2×2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0.
Disconnect two cooling fan cables from the motherboard.
Remove all screws securing the cooling fan.
Remove the cooling fan from the laptop.
We have said earlier, relative to the previous generation of Omen 15. This laptop has changed a lot in the position of the cooling vents, from the side into the rear cooling heat dissipation. Internally, you can see double copper tube side by side, the distance to the terminal is really very short.
Here’s HP Omen 15-ax000 motherboard.
Details on the back of the motherboard, and the components welding and layout
Remove six screws securing the heat sink and remove it. You can get access to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics card.
Here’s speaker module. Sound effect is not bad, can basically meet the audio and video entertainment.