How to disassemble Lenovo ideapad Flex 5-1470

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How to disassemble Lenovo ideapad Flex 5-1470. Model 81C9.

In this guide I show how to disassemble a Lenovo ideapad Flex 5-1470 (model 81C9) laptop. I will walk you through the step-by-step process of all internal components removal.

You can use this guide if you want to upgrade the laptop, replace failed components or simply clean up from dust.

Also this guide should be very similar for Lenovo ideapad Flex 5-1570.



STEP 1.
Remove 10 screws located on the bottom of the laptop.

Remove 10 screws located on the bottom of the laptop.

STEP 2.
Separate the bottom cover from the top case assembly using a case opener tool.
Pry the bottom cover up to disengage hidden latches holding the cover in place.

Separate the bottom cover from the top case assembly using a case opener tool.

STEP 3.
Remove the bottom cover completely.

Remove the bottom cover completely.


STEP 4.
Remove two screws securing the battery.

Lenovo ideapad Flex 5-1470 battery model L15L3PB0.

Remove two screws securing the battery.

STEP 5.
Lift up the battery and disconnect the battery cable from the motherboard.
Also unroute speaker cable from the guided path on the side of the battery.
Remove the battery.

Disconnect the battery and remove it from the laptop.

STEP 6.
Remove two screws securing the 2.5″ hard drive caddy to the top case.
Slide the hard drive assembly to the shown direction (red arrow) to disconnect it from the SATA port.
Remove the hard drive.

Disconnect and remove the 2.5 hard drive assembly.

STEP 7.
Remove one screw securing the solid state drive.
Pull the SSD out of the slot and remove it.

Remove the solid state drive.

STEP 8.
Lenovo ideapad Flex 5-1470 motherboard has only one removable memory module.
The memory module located under the metal cover.

Accessing laptop memory module.

STEP 9.
Remove two screws from the cooling fan.

Remove two screws from the cooling fan.

STEP 10.
Lift up the fan and unrouted the display video cable from the guided path on the side of the fan.
Disconnect the cable and remove the fan.

Disconnect and remove the cooling fan.

STEP 11.
Remove one screw securing the USB SD card reader board.
Disconnect the I/O cable from the motherboard.

Remove one screw securing the USB / SD card reader board and disconnect the cable.

In order to release the cable it is necessary to unlock the connector first.
Unlock the connector by lifting up the locking tab (red arrow) and pull the cable out (green arrow).

Unlock the connector and disconnect the I/O cable.

STEP 12.
Remove the USB SD card reader board. The CMOS battery is still attached to the board.

Remove the USB SD card reader board.

STEP 13.
Disconnect the black and white antenna cables from the wireless card.
Remove one screw securing the card.

Disconnect wireless card antenna cables and remove one screw.

STEP 14.
Remove the wireless card.

Remove the wireless card.

STEP 15.
Remove three screws securing the motherboard.

Disconnect the following color-coded cables from the motherboard:
– Finger scanner cable (orange).
– Touchpad cable (yellow).
– Keyboard backlight cable (green).
– Keyboard cable (light blue).
– Speaker cable (dark blue).
– DC power jack cable (pink).

Remove three screws securing the motherboard and disconnect all cables.

All connectors for flat cables unlocked the same way.
Lift up the connector locking tab (red arrow) and pull the cable out (yellow arrow).

How to unlock connectors for flat cables.

STEP 16.
Remove the motherboard.

Remove the motherboard.

Here’s the other side of the motherboard.
It’s covered by aluminum foil .

Here's the other side of the motherboard.

STEP 17.
The DC power jack mounted under the left display hinge.
Remove two screws securing the hinge.

Remove two screws securing the left display hinge.

STEP 18.
Open up the display hinge and remove the DC power jack.

Open up the display hinge and remove the DC power jack.

STEP 19.
In order to remove the display panel place the laptop upside down on the edge of the desk. We already removed two screws from the left hinge in the step 17.
Now remove two more screws from the right hinge.

Remove two screws securing the right display hinge.

STEP 20.
Remove the display panel.

Remove the display panel.

Here’s Lenovo ideapad Flex 5-1470 laptop top case assembly with most components removed.

The keyboard permanently attached to the top case and cannot be easily removed and replaced.

The touchpad can be easily removed and replaced after you disconnect all cables and remove screws securing the touchpad assembly.

Lenovo ideapad Flex 5-1470 top case assembly.

Related post: Lenovo Flex 3-1470 disassembly.




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