In this post, I will show you how to disassemble Lenovo Thinkpad S1 Yoga, I will remove the SSD, keyboard, hard drive, battery, cooling fan, speaker and motherboard. Refer to the guide to repair, upgrade and clean your Thinkpad S1 Yoga.
Make sure the laptop is turned off before you start the disassembly process.
Remove ten screws securing the bottom case.
Separate the bottom case from left LCD hinge.
Continuing separate the bottom case, there are some snaps fixed the bottom case, be careful, do you damage the snaps.
Now remove the bottom case.
Under the case, we can access the battery, 2.5″ hard drive, M.2 SSD, wireless card, cooling fan and motherboard.
Lenovo Thinkpad S1 Yoga’s BOIS battery, mSATA SSD and wireless card
Lenovo Thinkpad S1 Yoga cooling fan
Remove two screws securing the hard drive.
Remove the 2.5″ hard drive.
Western Digital 500GB 5400RPM hard drive, Lenovo part number: 42T1383, 04X4062.
Remove one screw securing the SSD.
Sandisk 16GB M.2 SSD, Lenovo part number: 45N8464, 45N8465, you can replace the SSD by 256GB or 512GB SSD.
Just forgot one thing, you must remove the battery first.
Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.
Remove the screw securing battery.
Lenovo Thinkpad S1 Yoga coming with a 14.8v, 47wh Li-polymer battery, Lenovo part number: 45N1704, 45N1705.
Remove two screws securing the HDD SATA board.
Disconnect speaker cable from the motherboard.
There is a metal sheet, unscrew the screws, taken it out. It’s main function is to increase the endurance of the LCD hinge when flip laptop.
The metal sheet
Remove all cables from the motherboard.
Pull out the motherboard.
Onboard RAM chips.
You can find some of the available configurations here: http://www.ultrabookparts.de.
For more guides, check out the Thinkpad S1 Yoga device page.