Daily Archives: May 10, 2018

Matebook X Pro Teardown

Must-know for disassembly: unlike the MateBook X, there are no screws under the rubber feet. Instead, there are many plastic tabs that hold the back plate firm.

  1. Unscrew the screws.
  2. Use a guitar pick or similar tool to feel, locate, and lift the tabs.
  3. Pull the hinge side of the back plate first.
  4. No need to be gentle with the middle tab—it’s spring loaded.
  5. The tabs near the touchpad side like to be slid out.

The back cover has many foam pads that press against the internals.

The only heatsink in this laptop is this big metal plate. In most laptops, a fan or two blow directly through a heatsink with many fins. In the X Pro, heat spreads across the metal plate with the heatpipes’ help, warming up all the air inside the laptop. The small fan exhausts all this hot air and brings in new cool air using negative air pressure.

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