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HP ProBook 440 G1 disassembly and RAM, HDD upgrade options

In the post, I will show you how to disassemble HP ProBook 440 G1 to remove and replace the keyboard, DVD drive, hard drive, RAM, palm rest, speakers, wireless card, cooling fan, bottom case, and motherboard.

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HP’s “no dismantling” label. If you damage it, you will void the warranty.

Unlock and remove the battery.

Unlock and remove the service cover.

When the cover removed, you can get access to the RAM, hard drive, CMOS battery and wireless card.

Remove two screws securing the wireless card and unplug two antennas. You can remove the wireless card.

HP ProBook 440 G1 wireless card, HP P/N: 690019-001.

HP ProBook 440 G1 has two RAM slots.
The HP ProBook 440 G1 comes with an SK Hynix 4GB memory, so you can upgrade RAM.

Remove four screws securing the hard drive and take it out.

Hard drive

The laptop features a Samsung SU-208 optical drive.

Turn over the laptop. Lift up the keyboard and disconnect the keyboard cable, you can remove the keyboard.

Unplug all cables and remove all screws securing the palm rest.
Pry up and remove the palm rest.

Palm rest

On the back of the palm rest, you can access speakers, touchpad, USB board and card reader module.

Disconnect the LCD cable, dc jack and other cables.
Remove all screws securing the motherboard and remove the motherboard.

Motherboard

Graphics card

Loosen six screws securing the heat sink.
Disconnect the fan cable.

Intel processor soldering on the motherboard.

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