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Lenovo ThinkPad T440p Disassembly

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Lenovo ThinkPad T440p to remove and replace the hard drive, keyboard, palm rest, Wireless card, RAM, heat sink and cooling fan, speaker, and motherboard.

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Unlock and remove the battery.

Remove two screws securing the service cover.

Pry up and remove the service cover.

Under the service cover, you can get access to the hard drive, RAM, wireless card, CMOS battery, heat sink and cooling fan.

Lenovo ThinkPad T440p has two memory slots. You can upgrade the memory simply.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T440p comes with a Samsung 4GB DDR3L-1600MHz memory.

Disconnect two antennas and remove one screw securing the wireless card, you can remove it.

Lenovo ThinkPad T440p wireless card, Lenovo P/N: 04W3805.

Remove one screw securing the hard drive and remove it.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T440p features an HGST 500GB 5400rpm hard drive.

Remove one screw securing the DVD drive, pull out the DVD drive.
Lenovo ThinkPad T440p using a Panasonic UJ8E2 DVD drive.

Remove all screws from the bottom case.
Turn over the laptop.
Pry up the keyboard and place it on the palm rest.

Unlock and disconnect the keyboard cable.

Lenovo ThinkPad T440p keyboard

The back of the keyboard

The palm rest

The Roll cage

Loosen five screws securing the heat sink and disconnect the fan cable, the heat sink can be removed.

The RJ45 board

Motherboard

The Intel processor and graphics card

The back of the motherboard

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6 Comments

  1. I have the Lenovo T440P 20B6-006DUS and it does NOT have the simple slide off base cover. You have to remove several screws and use a special pry-bar too to get it off. I wish it was as easy as yours is.

  2. There are more than two screws holding the service cover. I counted something like seven screws, I believe…

  3. The keyboard also has 6 hidden screws holding it down, the keyboard has a “cover” that slides up under the keys (well it is supposed to in theory, but in reality it is a poorly designed system) that allows you access to the screws.

    I have worked on Lenovo since it was IBM and this model has to rank as one of the most annoying to disassemble.

  4. I think it is super easy to disassemble, and the keyboard is exactly the same version for the P and the former W series where you need to push up the keyboard before the screws appear.
    The P model is also super easy to open up compared to the standard model – just two screws. And the screen is much easier to replace than the normal or the S model.

  5. One of the worst laptops in recent memory to do a motherboard replacement.

    Numerous flat ribbon cables that are awkward to reconnect, numerous wires to fish through multiple channels from top to the bottom and vice versa.

    Tear down also fails to mention that to do the repair properly you should remove the display.

    Lastly if you don’t get the placement of all the wires, cabling and ribbon cables exactly the same as they were the unit doesn’t like to go back together.

    As someone who has taken apart some of the worst crap that Apple has built, Toshiba’s (god they were junk), Dell, Acer, Asus and many many others – this is one of the worst.

    I have done many of these as a Lenovo warranty tech – the worst thing is they frequently send DOA or untested replacement boards.

    Lastly if you don’t have their serialization tool you will never get the repair to work (you have to code the replacement board with the units serial number, model number and activate the UUID (otherwise the recovery software won’t work).

    Just a terrible design

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