Razer Blade 15 2018 Disassembly and RAM, SSD upgrade options

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In this guide, I will disassemble a Razer Blade 15 2018. I will remove the bottom case in order to access the battery, SSD, Wi-Fi card, RAM, cooling fan, speaker, heatsink, and motherboard.

We have disassembled the Razer Blade 14 2017 and the Razer Blade Stealth a few months ago.

I believe that you, like me, choose the Razer Blade 15 2018, in order to pursue the ultimate, whether it is performance, appearance, battery life, heat dissipation, portable, I hope that the Razer Blade 15 is the best. This new mold, Razer design is good enough to blur the boundaries between the game laptop and the ultrabook, to ensure the ultimate performance and relatively good heat dissipation. However, there are still some places. For us, it is possible to make some changes and let the Razer Blade 15 become more strong. The following is the most detailed introduction in several aspects. I believe you just follow me step by step. You can successfully disassemble it and upgrade hardware.

1. Razer Blade 15 supports self-upgrade. The warranty is still available after disassembling. So don’t worry about it.
2. Tools required: multiple models of screwdrivers, JKcrv-t5 (removed back cover), JKcrv + 2.0 (removed inside parts)

First, remove the ten screws on the back cover with a T5 screwdriver, then you can easily remove the back cover because there are no latches on the back cover.
Remove bottom case

In order not to damage the hardware, you need to disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard before you touch the internal components with your hands.
Disconnect battery connector

After disconnecting the battery cable, we can start to remove the internal components.
As shown in the picture, from top to bottom, from left to right, white is two fans, pink is the heatsink, yellow is the speaker, red is the M.2 SSD, purple is the south bridge chip, blue is the memory, green is wireless network cards, black is the battery.
Internal components

Remove a screw that secures the SSD and removes the SSD.
SSD

This laptop is equipped with a 256GB Samsung PM961 M.2 SSD that supports the NVMe protocol.
Samsung PM961 SSD

After opening the back cover, you need to disconnect the LCD cable and the logo light cable to replace the memory.
Uncover the tape that securing the LCD cable. Pay attention to the uniform force when uncovering, and slowly uncover it, so as not to loosen the small capacitor below because of too much force.
Disconnect LCD cable

Next, disconnect the LOGO LED light cable from the motherboard.
Disconnect LOGO LED light cable

Then you need to uncover several tapes that secure the cable on the memory.
The method of fixing the cable with tape seems to be very unprofessional. We have disassembled several Razer notebooks and can see a lot of tape inside it.
Remove tape

Next, the memory is completely exposed, you can replace the memory, separate metal buckle with fingers to both sides, memory strip will automatically pop up, you can replace it.
Remove RAM

It comes with two Samsung 8GB DDR4 2666 RAM.
RAM

Remove all screws that secure the heat sink.
Remove heat sink

Under the heatsink, you can access the CPU and GPU, as well as the CPU power supply chip and GPU memory chip.
CPU and GPU

This is the cooling fan for CPU and GPU. It can be seen that they are not the same, all of them from FCN.
Cooling fan

Remove the battery by removing the 6 screws that hold the battery.
Remove battery

This laptop is equipped with a 15.4V, 5209mAh Li-ion battery, and the battery is manufactured by BYD.
Battery

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