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HP Omen 15-ax000 Disassembly

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. 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 an 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 connected 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. The dual hard drive system, two memory slots, dual cooling fans.

HP Omen 15-ax000 comes with an 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 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 touchpad.

Here’s HP Omen 15-ax000 touchpad.

Most of the game laptop is now using SSD + mechanical hard drive, on the one hand, to ensure the speed of start and run the program, on the other hand, to ensure that large file storage. At the same time, it is also can reduce costs.

There are no screws securing the hard drive module, and you can remove it easily.
The laptop comes with an 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 slots, in my case, it only comes with an 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 supports 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. The sound effect is not bad. It can basically meet the audio and video entertainment.

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    1. Yes you can upgrade to the 4k, HOWEVER, i do NOT recommend it unless you are very brave. The process to find a screen to work with this 2016 hp omen 15t laptop is very difficult, i have tried, because i wanted to(the 1080p sucks), but to no luck. If you are not brave enough or are a beginner with computers DO NOT TRY THIS. Go to a local repair or domputer shop and have them do it.

  1. I bought a HDD to install on it, but I am needing of the HDD Caddy Cover + connector.

    Do you know where can I buy it ?

    I cant find it on Ebay.

    Thanks, Harrisson.

  2. Hello! I just bought an Omen 15 notebook. It has an M.2 SSD for its primary drive, and I’d like to add a secondary SATA drive. However, the notebook didn’t come with the necessary caddy / cable / bracket kit to mount a drive in the open bay. Where can I get one?

    Thanks for this nice manual.

    Harrisson Almeida.

  3. Hi, i’m thinking about upgrade my hp omen ax003. Whats the model, mhz, and voltage from the Ram?
    Also, i need to know whats kind of ssd i can buy.

    1. HP omen 2016 -15t:
      RAM: DDR4 2133 Mhz RAM(I recommend the kingston hyper x impact ddr4 RAM for this model)
      SSD: Ypu can install Serial ATA or PCIe NVMe.
      I recommend the samsung 960 evo.

  4. Hi. I need to upgrade the secondary HDD to something with 2 or 3 TB.
    Do you know if I can fit a 15mm thick 2.5″ HDD, or only 7mm ?

  5. Beware that the two screw in the corners near the hinges are different from the others: mine were marked with red paste instead of the blue one, but you should take care. Also, there are two more locking clips in the middle of the cover, near the battery

  6. I opened my case to try and clear some dust in hard to reach places and noticed that the battery is quite swollen. Is this normal? I’ve had the computer for about 3 years now.

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