Lenovo Laptop Repair

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Disassembly (RAM, SSD upgrade options)

On September 20th, Lenovo officially released two high-performance portable laptop – ThinkPad X1 extreme and ThinkPad P1.

ThinkPad X1 extreme uses the 8th generation Intel Core i7 standard voltage processor, and the NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti graphics card for the first time in the ThinkPad X1 series products.

It supports up to 64GB dual-channel memory and PCle NVMe high-speed M.2 SSD. Compared to the main lightweight and portable ThinkPad x1 Carbon, the laptop pays more attention to performance and efficiency.

The laptop body is made of aviation-grade carbon fiber, which reduces the weight to 1.7kg. At the same time, in order to meet various working scenarios, ThinkPad X1 has a very rich port and supports fast charging.

In this guide, I will remove the ThinkPad X1 Extreme bottom case to access the battery, M.2 SSD, RAM, CMOS battery, cooling fan, heatsink, hard drive, Wi-Fi card, and motherboard.

First, we need to remove all the screws that secure the bottom case, then slowly remove it. After removing the bottom case, you can see its internal components, including battery, RAM, M.2 SSD, CMOS battery, Wi-Fi card, speaker, heatsink, cooling fan, and motherboard.Internal picture
On the right there are two M.2 2280 SSD slots. In my case, it only comes with a Samsung MZVLB512HAJQ-000L7 PM981 PCIe 3.0*4 SSD and supports the NVMe protocol.

Just below the cooling system is two RAM slots, both of them are covered with black shielding paster. This laptop only has a 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM. According to official information, it supports up to 64GB RAM.

At the bottom is a 15.36V, 80Wh, 5235mAh lithium battery, Lenovo part number is L17C4P72, FRU: 01AY969, there is a CMOS battery above the battery and with an FRU of 04X0443.

At the left of the fuselage is the Wi-Fi card, In my case, it comes with an Intel Wireless-AC 9560 adapter that supports 2×2 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0.

The upper part of the fuselage is its cooling system, which consists of dual fans and double copper tubes, it covering the Intel Core i7 8750H processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q graphics card chip.

As a flagship product, ThinkPad X1 extreme uses metal plates to reinforce all important ports, which is common in high-end notebooks.
I/O board

Ports

We use AS SSD software to test the M.2 SSD. It reads speed of 2371M/S and writes speed of 1857M/S, and has a composite score of 4488.
SSD SPEED

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