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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Disassembly

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e remove and replace the SSD, keyboard, palm rest, RAM, wireless card, bottom case, cooling fan and motherboard.

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Step 1: Remove the service cover
    • Remove six screws securing the service cover

    • Pry up and remove the service cover.

    • Under the cover, you can get access to the battery, SSD, RAM, wireless card.

Step 2: Remove the battery
    • Remove four screws securing the battery. Disconnect the battery power cable.

    • It is using a 7.4v, 34wh li-polymer battery, Lenovo P/N: 45N1750, 45N1751.

Step 3: Remove the RAM
  • Separate the clips. The memory will pop up.
  • The laptop installed a 4GB Samsung memory.
Step 4: Remove the SSD
    • Remove one screw securing the SSD module. Lift the black tape, slide to the right to disconnect from the motherboard.

    • It installed a 128GB 2.5″ SSD.

Step 5: Remove the wireless card
    • Disconnect two antennas, remove the screws securing the wireless card.

    • The wireless card

Step 6: Remove the keyboard
    • Remove all screws.

    • Turn over the laptop. Lift the keyboard and disconnect the keyboard cable.

    • The keyboard has been removed.

Step 7: Remove the palm rest
    • Remove four screws securing the palm rest and disconnect three cables.
    • Use a pick to pry up the palm rest.

  • The back of the palm rest.
Step 8: Remove the motherboard, heat sink and cooling fan
    • Remove the screws securing the motherboard and disconnect all cables. You can remove the motherboard.

    • Heat sink and cooling fan

    • Motherboard

For more guides, check out the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e device page.

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  1. This might be a dumb question but I’ll ask anyway. I opened the battery compartment, now how do I unplug battery? I’m afraid of pulling wires loose.

  2. So no extra mini PCIe slot? It’s like every new Thinkpad is a downgrade from the last. and more like an apple product

    1. What would you want to connect anyway? Also, this is a tiny 11-inch notebook, really, what do you expect?

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