Lenovo Yoga 920 Disassembly (SSD, RAM Upgrade Options)

In this guide I will disassemble a Lenovo Yoga 920 laptop. I will remove the bottom cover in order to access the battery, RAM, SSD, Wi-Fi card, keyboard, touchpad, speaker, cooling fan, heat sink and motherboard.

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Its back cover is still using a single piece of aluminum alloy plate, the YOGA 920 with hidden air inlet and outlet design, the back cover without any cooling holes, there is no hole to solve the antenna problems, it is only has small holes are provided for JBL speakers on both sides of the lower part.
Yoga 920 back cover

Unscrew 10 screws securing the back cover. You can easily remove the cover. You can see that the layout of the whole interior is simple and clear, and there is no messy cable arrangement. The overall black style has Macbook’s style.
Yoga 920 internal picture

Before continuing to disassemble, we need to disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.
Yoga 920 battery connector

It may be due to the thinning of the body. The battery capacity is slightly reduced. The battery capacity reaches 70 watt hour in the case of maintaining the 700Wh/L high density cell design.
Yoga 920 battery

After the battery is removed, it is also obvious that the YOGA 920 cable is much tidy than the YOGA 910’s.
Yoga 920 internal picture

The speaker is larger than the previous generation, and the sound guide hole is larger. It also makes YOGA 920 speakers sound better.
Yoga 920 speaker

The touch panel is covered with a thin glass, which can improve the touch feeling. There is also a metal plate on the back to ensure the stability of the point when touching the touchpad.
Yoga 920 touchpad

Take off the touchpad, you can clearly see the two noise reduction microphone cable, can be said to be quite neat.
Yoga 920 touchpad

Remove one screw securing the fingerprint module.
Yoga 920 fingerprint module

The fingerprint module provided by Synaptics.
Yoga 920 fingerprint module

The I/O logic board connection cable
I/O logic board

This I/O logic board integrates a power button and a one-button recovery button, the power button and the motherboard separate design is conducive to reducing maintenance costs.
I/O logic board

Yoga 920 and Yoga 910 using the same wireless card, the antenna cable design is basically the same with the Yoga 910.
Yoga 920 wireless card

Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A wireless card, Lenovo P/N: 01AX713
Yoga 920 wireless card

The screen cable hidden in the LCD hinges has been the practice of several generations, the screen cable and camera cable together as one, placed in the center of the three-section LCD hinges. It will not affect LCD hinges 360┬░movement at the same time, but also ensure that the cable will not be over-bending.
Yoga 920 LCD hinges

Disconnect all cables and screws, you can remove the motherboard. You can see the biggest difference of the sixth generation YOGA motherboard, a total of three points: 1. use dual copper tube; 2. 16GB memory onboard on the same side of the motherboard, and covering by metal shield; 3. SSD need to remove the motherboard before you can replace.
Yoga 920 motherboard

Before removing the heat sink module, we first need to disconnect the fan cable.
Yoga 920 cooling fan

Lenovo Yoga 920 heat sink and cooling fan module
Yoga 920 cooling fan

Yoga 920 cooling fan

Samsung PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, Lenovo P/N: 5SD0L07883
Yoga 920 SSD

We split the fan to make a close-up of the fan blade.
Yoga 920 fan

Because the fan’s metal blade is very thin, which is conducive to improve the density of fan blades, so as to bring greater air intake and air flow, and then improve heat dissipation efficiency.
Yoga 920 fan

Yoga 920 processor

Remove the metal shield, you can see 8 memory particles evenly distributed on the motherboard, constitute the memory capacity of 16GB.
Yoga 920 RAM memory

Yoga 920 ports

The back of the motherboard has two important chips, namely: Realtek Realtek ALC3268 sound card chip is very common in laptop, but the Realtek ALC1304 is less common.
Yoga 920 motherboard

After removing all the screws securing the LCD hinge, the LCD screen can be separated from the motherboard.
Yoga 920 LCD hinges

Yoga 920 LCD hinges

After you remove the motherboard, you can access the keyboard. It is fixed by a lot of screws.
Yoga 920 palm rest

Lenovo Yoga 920 keyboard
Yoga 920 keyboard

Lenovo Yoga 920 palm rest
Yoga 920 palm rest

Yoga 920 internal picture
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