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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Disassembly

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 to remove and replace the battery, SSD, WALN, RAM, heat sink, cooling fan, speaker, and motherboard.

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Remove four screws from the bottom case.

Turn over your laptop. Pry up the keyboard with a crowbar.

Lift up the keyboard and place it on the palm rest.

Now you can get access to the keyboard cable. Unlock and pull out the cable.

The keyboard has been removed.

Under the keyboard, you can access the RAM.

Remove five screws securing the palm rest. Pry up and remove the palm rest.

The back of the palm rest, you can get access to the touchpad.

Touchpad

The power button, a key recovery key and indicator module

When the palm rest removed, you can access the internal components, including battery, RAM, SSD, heat sink and cooling fan, wireless card, and Bluetooth module.

Before removing other components, we need to disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 comes with a 14.8v, 54wh Li-polymer battery.

Remove one screw securing the SSD and takes it out.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 features Samsung MZ-MPC1280/0L1 128GB SSD.

Disconnect two antenna cables and remove one screw. You can remove the wireless card and Bluetooth module.

Wireless card and Bluetooth module

Heat sink and cooling fan

The cooling fan coming from SUNON

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 speaker module

Intel processor

Motherboard

Left LCD hinge

Right LCD hinge

Touch driver board

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8 Comments

  1. I am trying to replace the motherboard, but I can’t figure out how to remove the two gold covered connectors that go to the LCD and the camera. The one going to the camera is very bright and easy to see in the picture above labeled “left lcd hinge”

    The hardware maintenance manual simply shows the direction they are supposed to be removed, but no amount of reasonable force budges them.

    I can pop off the gold covers to reveal the wires, and there is one lead soldered to the cover itself, so I know the cover is supposed to stay with the wires, but not sure where I am supposed to push or pull from to remove them without causing damage.

    1. Ok, so patience isn’t my virtue and I decided to sacrifice one to figure it out.

      The Lenovo Hardware Maintenance Manual is wrong. The connector needs to be lifted up not outward, and you really don’t want to lift with the cable. A really small pry tool should be used to slide under the black plastic of the cable side of the connector at each end. Then the connector will pop off.

      It’s unfortunate that I had to bust that up, but oh well. Now I know. The cables are still attached so it could potentially still work, but I had to break the ground lead connection to the cover, and the black plastic tabs that hold the cover in place are toast.

  2. So my Lenovo ideapad yoga 13 has more than 4 screws. More like10 screws. So I’m a little confused. You don’t specify which screws need removed.

  3. It would have been nice to mention that there is provision for a second mSATA SSD beside the power connector. I’d already done that upgrade before I discovered this site. Now the Yoga 13 has failed (sudden total power loss for which I cannot locate the problem) so I’m looking for a more modern replacement which will also accept 2 SSD’s.

  4. In the picture where you removed the SSD, there is a white switch beside the SSD. Does anyone know what that switch is for?

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