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According to iFixit (This article and its images were originally posted on iFixit November 23, 2018 at 06:22PM.)
We have long been fans of HP’s repair-friendly designs around here, and we wholeheartedly hope that the future of technology is not only thin-and-light, but also repairable. (That said, if we had to pick one, it’d be repairable—just saying.) The x360 EliteBooks are presented as “ultraslim notebooks”, and slim they are, but in most cases, slim doesn’t come without repair compromises. Let’s see what’s inside this EliteBook x360 1040 G5.
Remove the Torx screws securing the lower case, do a little prying, and you’re met with a friendly sight: the battery, SSD, and speaker units are immediately accessible and can be removed with just a couple standard screws. That may not sound like a big deal, but those are three commonly-replaced components, and most modern-day notebooks trap them with glue and/or solder. Past those friendly faces, though, we start to feel a little more melancholy.
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