Notably, this laptop had one major downside – the cooling. Let’s take a closer look, and see what is it all about.
1. Remove the bottom plate
Taking this notebook’s bottom panel away is a simple job. Just undo all 8 Torx-head screws, pry it with a plastic tool, starting from the cutouts on the sides and you’re done.
2. Cooling system
It is inside, where we see really questionable decisions from Huawei. First, we can take a look at the cooling solution. It looks good, with all of the heat pipes, and the massive area it takes. But then, take a look at the tiny fan, and the lack of heat spreaders. Actually, this is why the entire shroud is that big. It only dissipates the heat inside of the chassis, with the fan spinning the air around it.
3. Memory and storage
However, what is even weirder is that the only user-replaceable component – the SSD, is located beneath the cooling system. This means you need to undo all of the screws keeping it attached to the motherboard. Try using a cross pattern for the middle screws, which are applying pressure to the CPU and the GPU.
Only after you’ve removed the shroud, you can unplug the battery connector, and change your M.2 drive. By the way, the battery has a capacity of 56Wh.
In order to reinstall the cooling, remove the old thermal paste from both the chips and the cooler, using cotton knobs and a plastic tool if some of it is too dry. Then, apply the new thermal compound and reassemble the cooling solution again, using a cross pattern, so you get the optimal spread.