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Lenovo ideapad Y700 Disassembly

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 to remove the back cover, battery, speaker, hard drive, SSD, RAM and motherboard. Refer to this guide. You can repair, upgrade and clean your IdeaPad Y700.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 game notebook featured an Intel sixth-generation Skylake Core processor. Consumers can choose the AMD processor version. IdeaPad Y700 weight of 2.5Kg, with a 15.6-inch 1080P screen, 16GB of memory, 512GB SSD. Intel processor version with Nvidia GTX 960M (4G GDDR5) graphics card; AMD version with AMD R9 (4GB GDDR5) graphics card.

IdeaPad Y700 comes with a red backlit keyboard (two adjustable brightness), 802.11ac Wi-Fi, two JBL speakers (with 3W subwoofer), and support for Dolby home theater sound.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 Intel version starts at $799. AMD version starts at $999.

Remove eleven screws securing the bottom case.
Blue: Heat vent.
Red: Subwoofer.

Pry up the bottom case with a crowbar. There are some snaps securing the bottom case, be careful, do not damage the snaps.

Under the bottom case, you can access the battery, SSD, hard drive, speakers, wireless card, heat sink and cooling fan.

Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.
Remove three screws securing the battery.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 comes with a 14.8v, 60wh, 4050mah Li-ion battery, Lenovo part number: L14MP23(4ICP6/54/90).

Remove one screw securing the M.2 SSD.

Liteon 128GB M.2 2280 SSD, model: CV1-8B128.

Remove four screws securing the hard drive module.

Western Digital 1TB 5400RPM hard drive

Disconnect the speaker cable from the motherboard.
Remove two screws securing the speakers.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 JBL speakers (with 3W subwoofer) module

Opened the silver sticker, you can find two RAM modules, separating the clips, the RAM will pop up automatically.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 comes with two Samsung 8GB PC4-2133P RAM.

Unplug two wireless antenna cables.
Remove one screw securing the wireless card.

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 is Intel’s 2nd generation 802.11ac, dual-band, 1×1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2 wireless card. Intel model: 3165NGW. Lenovo part number: 00JT497.

Disconnect the cable from the motherboard.
Remove one screw the indicator light module.

IdeaPad Y700’s indicator light module

Remove all screws securing heat sink and cooling fan.
Disconnect cooling fan cables from the motherboard.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 features two cooling fans.

The heat sink

Red: Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz), built-in Intel HD Graphics 530.
Blue: NVIDIA GeForce 960M graphics card.
Orange: Hynix 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory.
Green: MHPC W1533 Gigabit Ethernet transformer.

Red: Hynix 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory.
Blue: Realtek ACL3248 sound card.
Orange: Lenovo embedded controllers´╝îIT8371E-128.
Green: Southbridge.
Purple: TPA3113D2 Audio Power Amplifier.

For more guides, check out the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 device page.

Source: pconline.com.cn

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  1. Just got my Y700 and this helped out a lot. The worst part about the laptop was that I only ordered one that had the M.2 SSD and not a standard ssd. I need the HD flex cable and can’t find one anywhere. Lenovo also stated they couldn’t sell one.

    Disappointed because I can’t add a HD.

      1. Did you find where you can purchase the HDD cable?
        I have the 512GB M.2 SSD model without the HDD, and I want to add additional ssd drive.

        1. The owner Lenovo is Medion AG from Germany. Seek medion.com. on the net. They sell some spare parts. I have bought the cabel SATA and the mounting frame from their internet shop.

      2. Can you please post a good picture of the SATA HDD flex cable with part number? I need to find one as I ordered my machine without the HDD because I wanted to add one I already use.

          1. Hello! I know this question is very similar to others here but I just don’t get it ­čÖü I have a Y700-15ISK i7 6700HQ, GTX 960M 16gb RAM and 1TB 5400rpm HDD. I want to add a M.2 SSD for OS and rendering software while keeping my HDD for media content. Will the Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB work? If not, could you suggest one that would, please? Thanks!

  2. I recently bought a Y700-15ISK Model 80NW i7 6700hq, GTX 960M 8gb ram (16gb expan.) and 1TB HDD. I don’t want to open the laptop because im not experience in this but is there anyway i can find out if my laptop supports the M.2 SSD? I want to add 128gb for OS and other stuff that i used while keeping my HDD for media content.

  3. Dang so i just bought this laptop for Christmas and right out the box it slipped and fell on a marble stone floor. :/ After i powered it on it works perfect but what happens is that the screen bezel became loose from the top left corner and litery has a gap. The rubberry thing that closes the bezle is coming off and i guess it causes light leak around that corner. Its not extremely noticeable but i guess im bummed out about the whole situation and especially that bestbuy wouldn’t replace it because i cause physical damage to it. Is there any way to fix this? It seems like back and front parts of the bezel wont lock back together so there is a small gap as thin as a quarter. ARGHH!

  4. After laying the cover down, couple hours later, it would not wake from sleep mode. The power button was still lit and did a hard reset. The “Lenovo” graphic displayed for a couple of seconds and the screen remained black. I pushed the “NOVO” button on the left side to try and enter the boot menu, and was not given anything but the black screen. Is the graphics card faulty?

  5. I sent in the Laptop and found out it was the “Motherboard!” Awww!!!

  6. I just purchased a Lenovo Y700 14-ISK model laptop with the i7-6700HQ processor. I would like to add an M.2 SSD, and was wondering if the M.2 connector on this laptop supports PCIe or only SATA? The parts list shows that the samsung PM871 M.2 SSD is compatible but does not mention Samsung PM951 that uses PCIe 3 lanes as listed in the Lenovo Y700 15-ISK. Anybody have any info, or suggestions?

  7. Does anyone know if the model with the AC 3165 can be upgraded to the AC 8260 wifi by putting in the 8260 card later? Basically I’m wondering if AC 3165 has both antennas already to make use of the 2×2 card or do I have to put in the second antenna?

  8. Graphics card how to go about upgrading gtx960m? Some people say it cant be done. Can it? It would be nice to run vr.

  9. I have a customer spill a glass of wine into her new keyboard. After I removed all the hardware, I notice that the keyboard is NOT removable or replaceable????

    What do I need to do replace the keyboard ???

  10. Thanks a lot for this article, David !
    I have an ideapad Y700-15ISK which has fallen and hit the floor on a corner of the display lid. The glass is now cracked in that corner and I want the glass cover panel to be replaced. Is it possible to order that sole part (without the LCD panel, as it is still working fine) ? I could not find it as a separate part on medion.com/lenovoserviceshop and what I found on e-Bay was only the full front panel + LCD assembly.
    Thanks for your advice !

  11. Hi i need your help,
    I burn my mother’s board
    This two transistor burn
    Rf4sb and r36m 5016
    I didn’t find anywhere
    I need transistor or replacement.

  12. Hello. I have a lenovo y700 laptop.
    This have 8GB ram. And this have not ssd.
    Can i add a m.2 ssd and a 8GB ram module?
    if yes, what brand of ssd and ram?

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