Inside ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360 – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

The ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360 doesn’t pose any problems when disassembling them but there are a few tricky parts for which you should watch out. And given the thin and light chassis, there isn’t too much hardware to look for.

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1. Detaching the bottom cover

Detaching the bottom cover is a fairly easy task but you need a very small torx screwdriver. And when you are finished unscrewing the bolts, have a peek under the silicone legs near the hinge. They need to be removed – as shown in the photo below – in order to detach the bottom piece.


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Then, you should watch out for two cables attached to the motherboard. They will probably be glued to the keyboard tray so be careful when removing them.


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2. Battery, M.2 SSD, RAM, Wi-Fi module

The notebook basically has one upgrade option – the M.2 SSD. It uses the SATA standard in a 2280 form factor and the connector on the motherboard uses an M-edge key. The stock drive is Lite-On with CV1-8B256 with 256GB capacity.

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The battery takes up more than ~70% of the internal space and it’s rated at 54Wh. Our early tests show that the battery endurance is really high and surpasses the one of its predecessor ASUS ZenBook UX305.


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The Wi-Fi module is located right next to the M.2 stick and it’s Intel with model number 8260NGW.

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3. Cooling system

There isn’t much we can say about the cooling system – it’s a passive one, which means no fans. The chip uses only one heat sink positioned right next to the hinge and above the SSD stick. We hope the temperatures will not affect the SSDs performance during long hours of usage.

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Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra
6 years ago

I purchased 4GB RAM model but want to get the RAM upgraded to 8GB. Is it possible to get it upgraded at all or not possible.

Willan
Willan
2 years ago
Reply to  Amit Mishra

This is not possible. These laptops have soldered onboard memory. So you buy the best configuration since there is no room for upgrade.

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

How Can I put down the lower cup after I remove all screws. And one more question I have 2260 ssd can I use it? Is 20 mm shorter.

Dimitar
Dimitar
5 years ago

Do you think I can upgrade to PCIe SSD?

Ronald Malloy
Ronald Malloy
5 years ago

Hi! A bit more information concerning the cables and how they connect to the mainboard would be helpful.

Rinus Stevelink
Rinus Stevelink
5 years ago

Hello Rossen, my son dropped his laptop and the power button is stuck some how. Had it out for repair but not fixed. Can you advise what to do? Can the power button be replaced as single part or is it integrated with the board? Could there be another way to fix this? The lap top is only 3 months old so quite a waste to leave it unused.

Regards,
Rinus

Kate
Kate
5 years ago

I need to replace a broken hinge on my laptop. Any advise?

alki
alki
4 years ago
Reply to  Kate

Did you find a replacement? one hinge is stuck and broken

Deborah Hetzer Davis
Deborah Hetzer Davis
4 years ago
Reply to  Kate

Hello, I also need a replacement hinge. Could you please let me know if you ever located one, Thanks very much.

Wisam
Wisam
4 years ago

Mine also had broken right hinge, do anyone find a replacement.

Neal
Neal
4 years ago
Reply to  Wisam

Same here. I can’t believe Asus’ product is so cheap that it didn’t even last me a full year. I’m frustrated, to say the least.

Braedyn
Braedyn
3 years ago
Reply to  Neal

Any luck?

Alex Iliev
Admin
3 years ago
Reply to  Braedyn

Hey guys,
You can find a lot of replacement parts for the ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360on this website: https://www.asus-accessories.com/laptop/ux360/. I was able to find both the left and the right hinge. Just choose the right model number of your ZenBook Flip UX360 and it will lead you to a menu where you can find the part needed. You can also find parts on Ebay.com.

pat saturn
5 years ago

4 GB soldered in? POS a number of these sexy laptops are being dumped on the market, I fell for the lenovo Yoga ISK 11 one USB port, windows ten ( crap OS), no digitizer for high end graphic design. memory soldered in no upgrade available. Pretty much an unusable computer. they look great but are they what we really need, or are we settling once again?
(My opinion) ever notice you have to beg to get a price?

Hazel Hickson
Hazel Hickson
5 years ago

Can I upgrade my 256 SSD to a 1T SSD?

Ronald w Brilliant
Ronald w Brilliant
3 years ago
Reply to  Hazel Hickson

I have the same question for this laptop. Did you ever find out it will work to upgrade to 1 or 2 TB M2 ssd drives

James Kirkland
James Kirkland
4 years ago

Can the trackpad be replaced?

Simone Sabatini
4 years ago

Are you sure? Because in these photos seems to be replacing as the battery. It is not?

Shah
Shah
4 years ago

I have a UX360C Zenbook – Touch screen is cracked and one of the hinges which attaches lid to the main computer part is broken.
Basically it needs a brand new lid/cover. Where can I buy a new cover and is it hard to replace ?

val1ca
val1ca
4 years ago
Reply to  Shah

I’m in the same situation, less problem with hinges. I searched for few hours already and I couldn’t find anything on how to replace the screen.

alki
alki
4 years ago
Reply to  val1ca

You can find those on ebay, from China.

kostas
kostas
4 years ago

I havea Laptop Asus ZenBook Flip 13.3″ (i5-7200U/8GB/256GB/HD 620) UX360UAK.can i add a second hdd 2,5″ ?

Roancse
Roancse
3 years ago

what are the three big squares near the bottom of the motherboard?

RobRoy
RobRoy
3 years ago
Reply to  Roancse

The top side of the battery, it spans the length of the laptop. Silvered plastic packaging with black outlines and edges.

Stephen
Stephen
3 years ago

How can I replace the power button on an Asus ux360c laptop? Where can I buy the part?

Binod Shah
Binod Shah
2 years ago

my asus ux360c ask bios password and i have no password please help