Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Disassembly (SSD, RAM Upgrade Options)

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Although the ThinkPad L380 is an engineering machine, but can not conceal the charm of ThinkPad L380. The 13.3-inch laptop is based on the original excellent industrial design, so that the whole laptop is more lightweight and portable. The overall internal workmanship is also very good, dual-memory slots can meet the expansion needs of users.
ThinkPad L380

First of all, remove the 9 screws that secure the bottom cover, and then slowly open the bottom cover with a pick. There are many snaps on the bottom cover. You need to slowly release the snaps before you can separate the bottom cover from the notebook.
Remove bottom cover

Bottom cover

With the bottom cover removed, you can get access to the most internal components, including battery, speaker, SSD, CMOS battery, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard.
internal components

Here’s left LCD hinge module.
Left LCD hinge

Right LCD hinge

Because it is not equipped with a discrete graphics card, its cooling system is relatively simple. The copper tube connects to the fan and the other end is covered on the Intel i7-8250U processor.
Heat sink

The Intel 8265NGW Wi-Fi module is placed near the M.2 SSD, and it with a Lenovo FRU of 01AX704.
Wi-Fi module

It has two available RAM slots each supporting up to 16GB of DDR4-2400 memory. The unit we’ve tested came with two 8GB DDR4-2400 chips from SK Hynix.
RAM

Its M.2 SSD is wrapped up in anti static paper, remove one screw and take out the SSD from its slot.
Remove M.2 SSD

The unit we’ve tested came with a 2280 Samsung PM981 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD with 512GB capacity. Of course, you can always upgrade it if needed.
M.2 SSD

Here’s CMOS battery with a number of CR2032 form Mitsubishi.
CMOS battery

battery connector

The left ports of the motherboard is fixed with a metal bracket to prevent the ports from loosening.
Left ports

In the same way, the right ports of the motherboard is also fixed with a metal bracket.
Right ports

Here’s speaker module, compared to other 13.3-inch notebooks, this speaker is very bulky.
Left speaker

Right speaker

The Lenovo ThinkPad L380 come with a 11.1V, 45WH Li-ion battery, Lenovo P/N: 01AV481, SB10K97625
Battery

Here is the slot for stylus
Stylus slot

Stylus

Internal picture

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