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

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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

The laptop comes with a Samsung 8GB DDR4-2400MHz RAM, you can add another 8GB to the spare RAM slot.
The laptop supports up to 32GB DDR4-2400MHz RAM.

Loosen all screws securing the heat sink and unplug the fan cable from the motherboard.

In fact, this notebook in the heat control is very good, on the one hand is a low-voltage processor, even if the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX discrete graphics, T470 temperature is very good control. After all, not just heat sinks, there are more vents and spacers.

NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card, 2GB memory, T470 is the business laptop, but in comparison with the mind on the graphics card, we can see its human nature, but who can continue to work, in the spare time, you can also play games. But you also don’t take T470 to compare with the high-end game.

Intel Core i5-7200U Processor, 3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz, with Intel HD Graphics 620

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Wi-Fi card, it is support 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2.

LITE-ON CV1-SB128 128GB M.2 SSD

Western Digital 1TB hard drive, under the hard disk there is a layer of cushioning sponge, can be a good protection of hard disk.

The ports on the motherboard are uses a steel plate for protection against loosening.

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11 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.

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