(Last updated on December 7, 2017)
In this guide I will disassemble a Lenovo ThinkPad 25 Anniversary Edition laptop. I will remove the bottom cover in order to access the internal battery, RAM, SSD, Wi-Fi card, keyboard, touchpad, speaker, cooling fan, heat sink and motherboard.
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Unlock and remove the battery.
Remove 6 screws from the bottom cover.
These two screws are used to fix the keyboard.
Gently lift the keyboard bezel, and then disconnect the power button cable.
Slide the keyboard about 2-3 millimeters towards the display so there is a gap between the bottom side of the keyboard and palm rest assembly.
Lift up the keyboard and lay down the keyboard on the palm rest.
Disconnect the keyboard cable and TrackPoint cable.
Here’s Lenovo ThinkPad 25 keyboard, Lenovo P/N: 01HW487
Use the tool to pry the back cover slowly.
Take care to avoid getting these snaps broken.
In the battery bay also has 4 buckles, you need to release one by one.
With the bottom cover removed, you can get access to the internal battery, SSD, RAM, Wi-Fi card, cooling fan, heat sink and motherboard.
Disconnect the batter connector and remove all screws securing the battery.
Internal battery FRU：01AV421, 11.4V, 2.1A, 24W manufacturer：Simplo Technology
External battery FRU：01AV490, 11.4V, 2.1A, 24W manufacturer：LG
Lenovo ThinkPad 25 heat sink and cooling fan module, Lenovo FRU: 01AX925
Samsung 16GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
The laptop has two RAM slots. If necessary, you can add another memory module.
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265NGW with BT4.2, Lenovo FRU: 01AX704
Like the Thinkpad T470, the M.2 SSD is still mounted on the adapter and connected to the motherboard via the adapter, which undoubtedly degrades the performance of the SSD.
Lenovo PCIe x4 NVMe 512GB M.2 SSD, P/N: SSS0L25090, FRU: 00UP471
Next, we want to remove the motherboard and speakers.
Disconnect the following cables
1：LCD vide cable, fingerprint cable
3：Switching power supply cable
Here’s Lenovo ThinkPad 25 motherboard.
Intel seventh-generation Core i7-7500U processor
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card (2GB)
Lenovo ThinkPad 25 palm rest
Press fingerprint module
IVO R140NWF5 R1, FRU：00NY421, 45% NTSC