Lenovo Thinkpad T470 Disassembly (SSD, HDD, RAM Upgrade Options)

(Last updated on January 11, 2018)

Lenovo released new ThinkPad series of products this year, including the ThinkPad T470, T series has been a classic 14 inch business notebook. And the new ThinkPad T470 in the succession of the classic at the same time, but also bring more thin, dual batteries, dual hard drive and a more whole new experience.

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Unlock and remove the battery.

Loosen six screws from the bottom case.

Flip over the laptop and remove the keyboard.
I have been more like the removable keyboard, replace and clean the keyboard are more convenient.

The keyboard and the internal use the board isolation, both to play the role of heat insulation, but also to prevent dust and water into the fuselage inside.

Use the blade to carefully release the buckle next to the battery compartment.

After removing the bottom case, you can get access to the internal battery, hard drive, SSD, RAM, Wi-Fi card, speaker, cooling fan and motherboard.

The SSD, RAM, Wi-Fi card are covering with black graphite sticker, It can rejection of heat, dust prevention, prevent signal interference and so on.

Remove two screws securing the speaker module.

Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.

The built-in battery manufactured by Panasonic, 11.55V, 24wh, 2080mAh; external battery is 11.4V, 24wh, 1950mAh.

The interior space looks very compact

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14 Comments

  1. Which screwdriver do I need to open this device?

    Oh and what speed and CAS latency is the 4GB stick already in here? I want to just buy a second 4GB stick for now to save money (8GB total then).

    Ty!

  2. Bought a Thinkpad T470 and i have a samsung msata m,2 ssd 1tb with me. Can i add that in WWAN 22*42 NGFF slot ?

    1. Plextor M7VS 128G M.2 2242, Plextor M6G 128G M.2 2242, Transcend MTS400 256G M.2 2242.
      Because the M.2 2242 SSD is very rarely, so I suggest buy a SSD adapter to install the M.2 2280 SSD.

  3. Is it possible to use a HDD and SSD at the same time on this laptop? I wanted to buy this laptop along a 500gig SSD and a 2TB HDD.

  4. I have a question,

    My Current T470
    – 1 TB SataIII Seagate
    – 8GB DDR4

    Plan to add
    – Add 256GB M.2 SSD
    – Add 8GB DDR4

    After installing
    – Set 256GB SSD as primary OS bootable.
    – Set 1TB SATAIII as secondary HDD only with no bootable.

    is that possbile ? please help.
    I want to make sure this will works before I purchase M.2 SSD 2242

    THanks
    Ashraf

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