Taking apart 14″ Lenovo Flex 3-1470 model 80JK

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Taking apart 14" Lenovo Flex 3-1470 model 80JK.

In this disassembly guide I’m taking apart a 14″ Lenovo Flex 3-1470 laptop (model 80JK).

I’ll be removing all main internal components and the display assembly.

STEP 1.
Remove ten screw securing the base cover.



Remove ten screw securing the base cover.

STEP 2.
Remove the base cover.
Insert a thin case opener tool between the base cover and palmrest assembly and pry it up. You’ll have to release hidden latches attaching the base cover to the palmrest.

Remove the base cover.

STEP 3.
In order to remove the battery it’s necessary to remove the I/O USB/Audio/Volume control board cable.
Disconnect the I/O cable on both sides.

Disconnect the I/O USB/Audio/Volume control board cable on both sides.


In order to pull the cable out it’s necessary to unlock the connector.
Unlock the connector by lifting up the locking tab (red arrow). After that you can pull the cable out (yellow arrow).

Unlock the connector by lifting up the locking tab (red arrow). After that you can pull the cable out (yellow arrow).

STEP 4.
Remove the I/O board cable.

Remove the I/O board cable.

STEP 5.
Remove two screw securing the main laptop battery.

Remove two screw securing the main laptop battery.

STEP 6.
Lift up the battery and unplug the battery cable from the motherboard.

Lenovo Flex 3-1470 laptop battery model: L14M3P21.

Lift up the battery and unplug the battery cable from the motherboard.

STEP 7.
Remove three screws attaching the hard drive mounting bracket to the palmrest.
Slide the hard drive assemble to the shown direction (red arrow) to disconnect it from the SATE port.

Remove three screws from the hard drive mounting bracket and disconnect it from the SATA port.

STEP 8.
Remove the hard drive assembly.

Remove the hard drive assembly.

STEP 9.
If you need to access the memory module, you will find it under the black mylar cover. The cover is attached to the motherboard by adhesive tape.

Lenovo Flex 3-1470 motherboard has only one removable memory module.

By the way, the CMOS battery also can be easily accesses and replaced if necessary.

Accessing laptop memory module and CMOS battery.

STEP 10.
Remove three screws from the left display hinge.
Unplug the DC jack power cable from the motherboard.

Remove three screws from the left display hinge and unplug the DC jack power cable from the motherboard.

STEP 11.
The DC power jack mounted under the left display hinge. In order to access the DC jack it’s necessary to open the hinge as it shown on the following picture.

Now you can remove the DC power jack harness.

Open the left display hinge and remove DC power jack harness.

STEP 12.
Remove the USB/Audio/Volume control board.

Remove the USB/Audio/Volume control board.

STEP 13.
Disconnect two antenna cables from the wireless card.
Remove one screw securing the wireless card.

Disconnect two antenna cables and remove one screw securing the wireless card.

STEP 14.
Remove the wireless card.

Remove the wireless card.

STEP 15.
Remove three screws from the right display hinge and disconnect the display video cable from the motherboard.

Remove three screws from the right display hinge and disconnect the display video cable from the motherboard.

Unlock the display connector first (red arrow) and pull the video cable out (yellow arrow).

Unlock the display connector first (red arrow) and pull the video cable out (yellow arrow).

STEP 16.
Open the right display hinge.

Open the right display hinge.

STEP 17.
Unplug the webcam cable from the motherboard.
Unroute all cables from the guided path on the side of the cooling fan.

Unplug the webcam cable from the motherboard and unroute all cables from the fan.

STEP 18.
After both display hinges opened up and cables disconnected and unrouted, you can separate the palmrest assembly from the display.

After both display hinges opened up and cables disconnected and unrouted, you can separate the palmrest assembly from the display.

STEP 19.
Remove two screws attaching the motherboard to the palmrest.
Notice that these screws are different.

Disconnect the following color-coded cables from the motherboard:
– Speaker cable (orange).
– Keyboard backlight cable (yellow).
– Keyboard cable (green).
– Touchpad cable (light blue).

Remove two screw securing the motherboard and disconnect all cables.

STEP 20.
Remove the motherboard.

Remove the motherboard.

Here’s a picture of the other side just in case you need it.

Here's a picture of the other side of the motherboard just in case you need it.

In Lenovo Flex 3-1470 laptop the keyboard is permanently riveted to the palmrest and cannot be easily removed and replaced.
The touchpad secured to the palmrest by two screws and it is removable.

Keyboard permanently attached to the palmrest but touchpad is removable.

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