Lenovo Laptop RepairTeardown

Lenovo ThinkPad E480 Teardown and RAM, SSD, HDD upgrade options

As we all know, Lenovo has officially launched the eighth generation ThinkPad E series products – the Lenovo ThinkPad E480 and the Lenovo ThinkPad E580. The E480 features a 14-inch display and is powered by Intel’s eighth-generation Core processor. Now we will start the disassembly of the silver ThinkPad E480 to see its internal structure.
back cover
First of all, remove the keyboard.
remove the keyboard
Remove two screws
Remove two screws and turn the keyboard over.
take out the keyboard
Then take out the keyboard.
internal structure
It is the internal structure without the keyboard.

Remove the screws from the back cover. Next, separate the back cover from the laptop fuselage.
blue sponge mat
The blue sponge mat is designed to cushion shock on the HDD. The silicone layer is prepared for the SSD.
internal structure
The laptop provides dual memory slots and comes with up to 32GB DDR4.
Remove the battery
Remove the battery. The ThinkPad E480 only sports a battery with the capacity of 45Wh.

Hard Disk
Seagate 500G 7200rpm HDD
Toshiba’s M.2PCIe SSD
The E480 comes with a Seagate 500GB 7200rpm HDD coupled with Toshiba’s M.2 PCIe SSD.

8GB Samsung 2400 DDR4
The laptop comes with the 8GB Samsung DDR4-2400. The capacity of 8GB DDR4 is big enough for the user to handle office work. But you can add another RAM to the spare RAM slot, and it supports up to 32GB RAM.

Fan
Fan
The fan is thin, and it has a good appearance design.

Wireless Card
Wireless Card
metal plate
The metal plate is used to fix port modules on the left.

Loudspeaker
Loudspeaker
Motherboard
Motherboard
Motherboard
The motherboard has good layout design. We can see CPU, GPU, dual memory slot, a 2280 SSD, an HDD and a fan.

The metal framework is the roll cage.
roll cage
Remove the touchpad. The touchpad module can be replaced.
Take out the framework
Take out the framework. The bezels on the left and right reach 9.2mm, which are pretty narrow.
plastic material
The plastic material can effectively increase the distance area that wireless network receive signal.
display
display
Summary
ThinkPad E480

The Lenovo ThinkPad E480 boosts of business-oriented appearance design. Its motherboard has reasonable layout design and high specification. The motherboard has good space utilization, and it uses the high-quality component material. In general, the ThinkPad E480 belongs to the high-quality laptop with the excellent appearance in the ThinkPad E series. Therefore, the laptop will be a good choice for those who need a business computer.

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5 Comments

  1. Does the E580 have a metal reinforcement under the keyboard and a touchpad? Are hinges strong and durable? Is there metal support on left hand IO ports like on E480?

    1. Because the E580 uses a keyboard with a frame, so it does not need to use metal reinforcement, and under the keyboard is the palm rest, the keyboard directly fixed on the palm rest, I have seen an internal picture of E580, it does not use metal sheet fixed left ports.

  2. Hi Kylie,
    Thanks for your Thinkpad E480 teardown.
    I have one question for you regarding E480 wireless card: photo shown is from a Lite-on RTL8821CE 1*1ac (FRU PN: 01AX764). However, Lenovo support site, says that this Thinkpad E480 s/n: PF0YBYKW, has a FXN,8822BE 2*2ac wireless card (FRU PN:01AX712 ). Could you comment?

    1. This is not surprising, even if the same laptop model, depending on the hardware specifications, it will be equipped with different models of the wireless network card, of course, the network card can be upgraded, if your laptop is equipped with a single Band card, you replace it with a Dual Band card it

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