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HP Star Wars 15-an000 disassembly and SSD, RAM, HDD upgrade options

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble HP Star Wars Special Edition 15-an000 to remove the bottom case, DVD drive, cooling fan, hard drive, RAM and motherboard. Refer to this guide. You can repair, upgrade and clean your HP Star Wars 15-an000.

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Specification:
Windows 10 Home
Intel 6th Generation Core i5-6200U Core Processor 2.30GHz
15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display
NVIDIA GeForce GT 940M with 2GB Graphics Card
8GB DDR4 DDR3L SDRAM
1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X Super-Multi DVDRW

Remove all screws securing the bottom case.
There are two screws under the rubber mat.

Unlock and remove the battery.

HP Star Wars Special Edition 15-an000 comes with a 14.8v, 41wh Li-ion battery, HP part number: HSTNN-DB6T.

Pull the optical drive to the right and remove it.

The HP Star Wars features an LG GUB0N 8X Super-Multi optical drive, HP part number: 700577-6C2.

After the bottom case was removed, you can access RAM, hard drive, speakers, BOIS battery, wireless card, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard.

The HP Star Wars Special Edition 15-an000 has two RAM slots, comes with one 8GB RAM, so you can add another 8GB RAM.

Kingston 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM, HP part number: 693374-005.

HP Star Wars Special Edition 15-an000 features a Toshiba 1TB 5400RPM hard drive, Toshiba model: MQ01ABD100.

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 wireless card. It supports 802.11ac, dual-band, 1×1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.

HP part number: 806723-001.

USB board, the board integrated two USB ports, one RJ45 port.

HP Star Wars laptop heat sink, HP part number: 812113-001.

HP Star Wars laptop cooling fan

Disconnect the LCD cable, speaker cable, keyboard cable, backlit cable and touchpad cable from the motherboard.
Remove all screws securing the motherboard.

Blue: Intel 6th Generation Core i5-6200U Core Processor 2.30GHz.
Red: NVIDIA GeForce GT 940M with a 2GB memory.
Green: Micron 5ME77 graphics memory.

Blue: LTE IT8987E Voltage Regulator.
Red: Micron 5ME77 graphics memory.

For more guides, check out the HP Star Wars Special Edition 15-an000 device page.

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7 Comments

  1. Thanks for the guide however i think you missed the most important section (how to actually remove the cover to expose the ram etc. After removing the screws, how do i remove the back or the top?

  2. i have one and due to power problems it needs an IC marked MS5LE needs replacement … where can i buy it …. can’t find in online 🙁

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