In this guide, I will remove HP ZBook 17 G5 service cover to access the battery, M.2 SSD, RAM, hard drive, Wi-Fi card, and optical drive.
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1. Remove the service cover
HP ZBook 17 G5 has a service cover. We just need to slide the latch to the right with fingers to remove the service cover. No tools are needed. It is very convenient to access the internal upgradable hardware.
Its service cover design is very simple, only one latch mechanism on the back.
2. M.2 SSD, RAM and HDD upgrade options
After removing the service cover, you can access two free RAM slots, two free M.2 2280 slots, and a hard disk module and battery. If you need to access the heatsink, the fan, and the motherboard, you need to remove the entire back cover.
This is a 2.5-inch hard drive module with a quick-swap design. This notebook comes with a 7mm ST2000LX001 SSHD hard drive. I confirm that it also supports 9mm hard drives.
There is a slide lock switch on each of the left and right sides of the battery, which needs to be slid down to unlock it before the battery can be removed. This makes it easy to install and uninstall without tools, and it is much more convenient than screw fixing.
This is two free RAM slots. The laptop comes with two 16GB memory installed in the RAM slot on the other side of the motherboard.
3. WWAN slot and battery
This is the M.2 2280 SSD slot on the right side of the fuselage. There is also an M.2 3042 slot reserved for the WWAN module above it, and a WWAN antenna is reserved.
The laptop comes with an 11.55V, 95.9Wh, 8310mAh Li-ion battery with an HP part number of L07350-1C1.
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