The ASUS X507 is one of the last unfallen soldiers to feature a service lid for quick RAM upgrades.
1. Remove the service lid and the bottom plate
Similarly to the ASUS VivoBook K570, the X507 is one of the difficult laptops to disassemble. However, ASUS made sure that you rarely need to open it up, by putting a service door that hides the memory modules. If you need to get to the storage, on the other side, you will have a hard time.
First, remove the rest of the screws you see on the bottom panel. Then, turn the laptop on its feet and pry the keyboard deck. Be careful because there are two ribbon cables, you need to remove before you can lift the deck away.
2. Battery and HDD
After this, you can immediately see the 2.5″ SATA drive bay. You are not done yet, though. The next thing that would be the best to remove is the display. Unscrew the hinges, and unplug the WLAN card connector, and you’re done. Now, for your convenience, you can check the video guide we made, as it shows the exact locations of all screws, you need to further remove. Keep in mind that you have to take the motherboard out, before removing the 33Wh battery.
3. Memory, SSD, and cooling
Now, that you’ve successfully managed to extract the motherboard from the chassis, you can upgrade your M.2 SSD. By the way, there is something interesting about the cooler. It lacks heat pipes. Instead, it uses two heat spreaders (one each for the CPU and the GPU), that are made out of copper and have pretty large fins, so that air can pass through them and dissipate the heat. Additionally, there is a channel on the bottom plate that directs the airflow. Sadly, as we saw on the ASUS X512, this is not the greatest cooling solution you’ll find there. Perhaps it’s cheaper?