Lenovo Laptop RepairLenovo Thinkpad E470

Lenovo Thinkpad E470 Disassembly and SSD, HDD, RAM upgrade options

The laptop was purchased on November 19th. I found an authorized store on the ThinkPad website, in Shenzhen Huaqiang North. The laptop features an Intel Core i5-7200U processor, NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, 4G RAM, 500G HDD and 14-inch FHD screen, yesterday. I bought an 8GB DDR4 2400 RAM and a LITE-ON T9 256GB SSD.

In general, this generation of ThinkPad, in the appearance has done very good, moderate thickness, but relatively heavy. There is a little more surprising is that you can open the entire notebook single-handedly, the top cover can be opened 180 degrees, the display back cover feels very comfortable but easy to contaminated fingerprints. Heat outlet at the bottom of the notebook, but not on both sides, the heat dissipation is very good.

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1. Removing the back cover

Remove three screws securing the back cover.
Pry up and remove the cover.

With the back cover removed, you can get access to the battery, hard drive, RAM, wireless card and CMOS battery.

2. Lenovo ThinkPad E470 RAM Removal & Upgrade

Lenovo ThinkPad E470 has two RAM slots, and one slot was occupied by 4GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM, according to the information from Lenovo, the laptop support up to 16GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM.

3. Lenovo ThinkPad E470 HDD, SSD Removal & Upgrade

Disconnect the white cable from the motherboard.
Lift up and remove the hard drive.

Here’s my new SSD – LITE-ON T9 256GB SSD.

The ThinkPad E470 keyboard, screen, cooling fan and adapter are available in our parts store.

David Tian

David is the editor @ MyFixGuide. He loves technology, especially good at laptops and mobile phones. In his free time, he loves to take apart the latest mobile phones and laptops.

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  1. Hi

    I am about to take delivery of an E470 with a 256Gb SSD. I want to replace it with a 512Gb SSD. I notice from the pictures there is a white ribbon cable glued to the silver foil. Can the disk be removed from the holder without having to unstick the ribbon cable. It looks like the disk’s connector at the end of the white ribbon cable might break if the disk connector is removed from the disk.


  2. Hi,

    I have an E470 with only HD screen. Is it possible to upgrade the screen to FHD ? If so, is it an easy task ?

    Many thanks

  3. Hi,
    I have a E470 model. The white cable which connects SSD to motherboard is damaged. May i know the name of the white cable so i can purchase it.

  4. I have the same laptop e470 with i5 7th gen.
    can I upgrade the processor to i7?
    can I upgrade the memory up to 20 GB? currently, I have 4 GB. I am planning to buy a 16 GB ram.

  5. Hi

    I have a Lenovo legion Y545 has an I7 9750h with 16 Gb ram and gtx 1660
    He has a problem with the GTX but I don’t know why
    Every time I joining and game he crash can you help me

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