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

The laptop was purchased in November 19th. I found an authorized stores 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 a 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 memory 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.

5 comments

  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.

    thanks

  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. I wish you would show the rest of the ssd transfer, it looks like the white portion needs to be taken off and I believe there is some sort of adapter that needs to be transfered?

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