Taking apart Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB

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Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB

Today I will be taking apart a Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB laptop. I will explain how to remove all the major internal components.

Let me answer a couple of questions before you asked them:



  1. Is it possible to replace just the keyboard without replacing the entire top case? It’s possible but not easy. The keyboard is riveted to the top case. Take a look at the last picture.
  2. Is it possible to upgrade RAM? No, it’s not. The RAM is integrated into the motherboard. It’s shown in the step 11.

STEP 1.

Start taking it apart by removing ten Torx T5 screws from the bottom cover.

Remove screws from bottom cover

STEP 2.

Separate the bottom cover from the top case assembly.

Separate bottom cover from top case

STEP 3.

Remove the cover.

Remove bottom cover



STEP 4.

Remove four screws securing the battery.

Disconnect the battery cable from the motherboard.

Disconnect battery and remove screws

STEP 5.

Remove the battery.

Remove battery from laptop

STEP 6.

The internal storage (256GB Solid State Drive) secured by one screw.

Remove the screw and pull the SSD out of the socket.

Remove internal SSD

STEP 7.

Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB cooling module has two fans.

Remove seven screws securing the heatsink assembly and disconnect both fan cables.

Remove screws from heatsink

In order to release the fan cable you’ll have to unlock the connector first.

Lift up the locking tap and pull the cable out.

Disconnect both fans from motherboard

STEP 8.

Remove the cooling module assembly.

Remove cooling module

STEP 9.

Peel off the black tape covering wireless card connectors.

Disconnect both Wi-Fi antenna cables from the card.

Disconnect Wi-Fi antennas

STEP 10.

Remove one screw securing the wireless card and pull it out of the socket.

Remove wireless card

STEP 11.

In order to remove the motherboard you will have to remove four screws securing it and disconnect the following cables:

On the top:

  • Display video cable (purple rectangle)

On the bottom (left to right):

  • Fingerprint reader cable
  • Keyboard data cable
  • Keyboard backlight cable
  • Touchpad cable
  • Left and right speakers cable

Lenovo Yoga 720 13IKB laptop has RAM (memory) integrated into the motherboard. RAM cannot be removed or upgraded.

Remove motherboard screws and disconnect cables

STEP 12.

The fingerprint reader is secured to the top case by one screw and metal bracket.

Access fingerprint reader

STEP 13.

Disconnect six screws securing the touchpad.

The touchpad cable, grounding tape and speakers cables are glued to the touchpad.

Remove touchpad screws

Disconnect the touchpad cable. Again, unlock the connector first and pull the cable out.

Disconnect touchpad cable

STEP 14.

Now you can remove the touchpad.

Remove touchpad assembly

Replace it with a new one if necessary.

Replace touchpad

The keyboard in Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB laptop is permanently attached to the top case.

The metal plate that covers the keyboard is riveted to the top case and cannot be easily removed.

If the keyboard failed, you will have to replace the entire top case.

Keyboard permanently attached to top case


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4 Responses

  1. Jay Riley

    If you could offer advice I would appreciate it. Does this have a CMOS battery that can be disconnected to remove a locked bios?

  2. IML Tech

    @ Jay Riley, it doesn’t look like this motherboard has a CMOS battery.

  3. Jay Riley

    Thank you for replying. Do you think removing the internal battery would possibly reset the BIOS/UEFI?

  4. IML Tech

    @ Jay Riley,
    I don’t know. Probably it’s done by shorting some pads on the logic board but I don’t know the location.

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