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Use this guide to replace the hard drive on the HP Elitebook 1040 G4. The solid-state drive (SSD) is a storage component of the computer which and saves programs. It is a long term storage device and may need to be replaced or removed. There are typically 3 common reasons you would need to remove a hard drive: (1) if the hard drive fails, (2) need more storage, or (3) need a speed boost. Before beginning, be sure to completely power off your computer.

To complete this guide, you will need a #T5 Torx head screwdriver and a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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  1. HP EliteBook 1040 G4 SSD Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the eight 5 mm screws securing the back cover to the chassis.

  2. HP EliteBook 1040 G4 SSD Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 HP EliteBook 1040 G4 SSD Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the back cover up and off the device.

  3. HP EliteBook 1040 G4 SSD Replacement, SSD: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the single 5 mm screw securing the SSD to the motherboard.

  4. HP EliteBook 1040 G4 SSD Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the SSD up and out of the device.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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