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Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Disassembly and RAM, SSD and HDD upgrade options

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 is released at the CES show held earlier this year, it is inherited the ThinkPad’s many iconic designs and concepts, but also to find changes in the original basis, making the notebook can provide the better experience to meet the needs of today’s business people.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X270

Unlock and remove the battery.
Remove 8 screws securing the bottom case to the laptop.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 bottom

Pry up the bottom case from the corner of the notebook, and then slowly release all the snaps, you can remove the bottom case.
remove bottom case

After removing the bottom case, you can get access to the internal battery, RAM, SSD, Wi-Fi card, HDD, speaker, cooling fan module and motherboard.
remove Lenovo ThinkPad X270 internal picture

In the lower left corner is Seagate’s 1TB hard disk, while the ThinkPad X270 uses dual hard disk designs, respectively, 128G SSD and 1TB mechanical hard drive.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 hard drive

HDD’s SATA cable
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 SATA cable

This is a built-in lithium battery, it is a 1930mAh lithium battery manufactured by Sanyo Energy, the output voltage is 11.1V, and the power is 24Wh.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 internal battery

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 only has one memory slot, if you need to upgrade the memory, you only need to replace it with a larger memory.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 RAM

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 RAM slot

SK Hynix 8GB DDR4-2400MHz RAM
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 RAM

On the left side of the laptop motherboard, the SSD and the wireless network card are installed, and we see that the speakers are next to the SSD slot.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 SSD and Wi-Fi

LITE-ON CV1-SB128 128GB SATA3 M.2 SSD, Lenovo P/N: 00JT094.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 SSD

Intel Wireless-AC 8265NGW NGFF Dual Band 802.11AC 867Mbps MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Card with BT 4.2
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Wi-Fi

Disconnect the speaker cable from the motherboard.
It is worth noting that the speaker cable is located below the motherboard, so it is necessary to disassemble the fixed screws of the main board first when disconnecting the cable.
remove speaker

remove speaker

Its speaker uses an oval-shaped diaphragm sounding unit, the sound source reflection of the vocal mode.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 speaker

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 motherboard
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 motherboard

On the back of the motherboard is covered with a black protective film.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 motherboard

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 motherboard

The left and right sides of the motherboard are respectively welded with many ports, including an RJ45 jack, an SD card reader, a SIM card slot, a USB 3.0 port, a headset/microphone jack, a USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3) port, an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 ports

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 ports

After removing the protective film on the back of the motherboard, you can see some control chips, and the most notable are two ThinkEngine chips, The main purpose of the chip is to convert the power supply of the entire laptop.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 ThinkEngine chips

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 chips

Intel’s Core i7-7500 processor directly soldered to the motherboard, and the surface of the chip with a protective film around, after tearing the protective film can see the chip model code.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 processor

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 processor

Intel Core i7-7500 processor
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 processor

It uses a dual-heat pipe single turbo fan design, copper pipe to ensure the cooling efficiency, and with AVC’s 5V, 0.5A turbo fan.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 cooling fan

After removing the motherboards, battery, and mechanical hard drives, all that remains is the screen, keyboard, touchpad, and fingerprint reader. The white plastic plate behind the laptop keyboard is the spacer used to fix the motherboard.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 palm rest

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 white plastic panel

ThinkPad X270 palm rest and keyboard
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 palm rest

After removing the screw securing the LCD hinges, it is easy to separate the screen and the palm rest.
ThinkPad X270 display assembly
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 display assembly

ThinkPad X270 keyboard, the keyboard you can find at our laptop parts store.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 keyboard

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 keyboard

Remove the screws securing the touchpad and fingerprint module, then remove the touchpad and fingerprint module.
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 touch pad

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 touch pad

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 touch pad

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 internal picture

Related Parts:
Cooling Fan for Lenovo ThinkPad X270 – 01HW912 01HW913 01HW914
Genuine Keyboard for Lenovo ThinkPad X270 – 01EN548 01EN586 01EP024 01EP062
Genuine Keyboard for Lenovo ThinkPad X270 – 01EN548 01EN586 01EP024 01EP062
FHD Touch Screen for Lenovo ThinkPad X280 X270 – 01HY494 01HY495


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