Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet features a 12 inch, 2160 x 1440 pixel display, an Intel Core M Skylake processor, a USB Type-C port, and support for an optional keyboard dock and optional digital pen.

The tablet weighs less than 1.8 pounds. Add the keyboard, and the combined weight comes to about 2.4 pounds, making the ThinkPad X1 a pretty compact alternative to an ultrabook. The modules will add a little weight.

The ThinkPad X1 Tablet has a 2160 x 1440 pixel display, USB Type-C support, optional 4G LTE-Advanced, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of storage. Since the tablet has a low-power Core M processor, it also features a fanless design.

Turn the tablet over and face down.
Open the stand and you can find a screw cover.

Remove the screw cover. And then remove the screw.

There are two screws securing the bottom cover to the tablet.

Remove these two screws with a small screwdriver.

Now you can insert a crowbar between the bottom cover and the tablet body to pry up the bottom cover.

Be careful. Please do not damage the bottom cover.

When the bottom cover was removed, you can get access to the battery, SSD, CMOS battery, speaker, wireless card and motherboard.

Before you touch any hardware, it’s a good idea to disconnect the battery first.
Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.

Disconnect two cables that covering the battery. One is connecting to the camera module. Another one is connecting to the I/O board.

Remove all screws that securing the motherboard.
Lift and remove the battery from the tablet.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet comes with a 7.5V 37Wh, 4800mAh Li-ion battery. Lenovo part number: SB10J78994, 00HW046.

From this picture, you can see. The battery is very thin.

Remove two screws securing the camera module. You can remove it from the tablet.

Here’s Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet camera. Lenovo part number: 00HN355.

Here’s I/O board.

Remove two screws securing the speaker module and disconnect the speaker cables from the motherboard. You can remove the speaker from the tablet.

The SSD is covering with a cooling sticker.
Remove one screw and take it out of its slot.

The tablet features a Samsung MZ-NLN2560 256GB M.2 SSD. Lenovo part number: 00JT009.

Remove three screws securing the USB board and disconnect the cable from the motherboard. You can remove the USB board.

Loosen four screws securing the heat sink. You can remove the heat sink.
Under the heat sink are CPU and RAM chips.

Here’s Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet motherboard.
The wireless card is soldering on the motherboard.

Source: zol.com.cn

4 COMMENTS

  1. you missed 2 steps. you forgot to mention we need to remove the other two screws behind that latch, and that we need to pull the lever and slide off the bottom cover to access the two bottom screws.
    Best regards. anonymous

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