Inside ASUS X550VX / K550VX – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

This entry-level performer is probably the best you can get if you are looking for a decent gaming experience and you are on a tight budget. But what about upgrade options and maintenance? Luckily, ASUS has made it pretty easy to upgrade but not so much when it comes to maintenance.

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1. Service lid

The service lid gives you access to pretty much everything you need to upgrade it – RAM and storage.

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The 2.5-inch HDD slot, in our case, is taken by an HGST 1TB drive spinning at 7200 rpm.

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One of the drawbacks of this machine is the limited RAM upgrade. You’ve got 4GB of soldered DDR4-2133 memory so you can go up to 12GB with another 8GB RAM stick on the only available slot.

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3. Battery

Before proceeding with the disassembly, you will have to detach the removable battery as well. It’s located between the hinges and it’s released by a lever mechanism. As you can see in the photo below, it’s rated at 44Wh (2950 mAh).

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4. Detaching the bottom

If you need to remove the whole bottom piece, for whatever reason, you will have to go through a lot of hassle. First, make sure you’ve removed all the screws located beneath the battery and service lid. Then, proceed with prying up the keyboard tray – it will come off fairly easy. However, you will be met with a ton of cables, which you will need to remove to fully open the device. The motherboard is flipped so accessing the cooling system requires full teardown. At least the optical drive is easy to remove if you want to insert another HDD with a caddy for extra storage.


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Jilless
Jilless
5 years ago

HI, where can I find drivers for windows 7 – model Asus K550VX?

Amir
5 years ago
Reply to  Jilless

It not exist. dont search for it

Kom8j
Kom8j
5 years ago

the new x550vx-dm701 now has 8gb ram inside and i think it is also soldered on . the spec says max is 16gb ram IIRC. the ram and harddisk enclosure looks same as your photo.

Prajanji Kukuh
Prajanji Kukuh
3 years ago

Can i upgrade ssd type M.2? Is it available for M.2 socket?

I’m sorry before if my language is bad. I’m Indonesian

Perro Kristovic
Perro Kristovic
3 years ago
Reply to  Prajanji Kukuh

you cant, because the slot already used for wifi connection, regardless you use paired then want to take away the wifi card, you cant fit nvme ssd, since theres no space (already filled with laptop fan)

Madhav
Madhav
3 years ago

i HAVE x550 LDV-XX827D. It does have an empty RAM slot but there is a black strip below the slot and over the PCB board. Can i upgrade my RAM?

vlada
vlada
1 year ago

Can you tell me where is position of integrated SSD? Is it on mainboard?

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