In this post I present a complete teardown guide for a 15.6″ Lenovo Ideapad 110 laptop.
You can use it to disassemble the following Lenovo Ideapad 110 models: 110-15IBR, 110-15ACL and probably some other models.
In the first part I will take apart the laptop body. In the second part I will take apart the display assembly. Both parts are independent from each other.
Laptop body disassembly instructions
Remove one screw securing the CD/DVD drive. Pull the drive out and remove it.
Remove all screws from the bottom cover. Don’t forget three screws in the CD/DVD drive bay (yellow circles).
Start separating the palmrest assembly from the bottom cover using a plastic case opener.
Turn the laptop upside down and continue removing the bottom cover.
Remove the bottom cover.
Remove two screws securing the battery.
Disconnect the battery cable from the motherboard.
Remove the battery.
The hard drive caddy attached to the top case by four screws.
Remove the screws and slide the hard drive to the left to disconnect it from the motherboard.
Remove the hard drive.
The hard drive secured inside the caddy by two screws on each side.
Disconnect both antenna cables from the wireless card.
Remove one screw securing the wireless card and pull it out of the socket.
Remove six screws from the motherboard.
Disconnect all cables I marked with the arrows:
- CD/DVD drive connector board (yellow)
- Speaker cable (red)
- Keyboard cable (green)
- Display video cable (blue)
- Touchpad cable (purple)
On the following two pictures I show how to disconnect the flat cables.
Unlock the connector by lifting up the locking tap. It opens up at a 90 degree angle. Pull the cable out of the connector.
The keyboard cable can be released the same way.
Remove the motherboard.
Motherboards for different Lenovo Ideapad 110 laptops look similar but they have different specs:
- 110-15IBR comes with a Celeron processor and RAM integrated into the motherboard. On this board RAM cannot be upgraded. This board has no cooling fan.
- 110-15ACL comes with an AMD processor and RAM slot. On this board RAM module is removable. This board comes with a removable heatsink and cooling fan.
On the other side of the motherboard you can access the CMOS battery.
The keyboard on Lenovo Ideapad 110-15IBR and 110-15ACL models is not removable. It’s permanently riveted to the top case.
LCD screen removal instructions
Start separating the display bezel on the top. Insert your fingers between the bezel and the screen and wiggle the bezel to unfasten it from the back cover.
Continue removing the bezel.
Open the display all the way back and separate the bezel from the hinges.
Remove the bezel.
Remove four screws attaching the LCD screen to the back cover.
Separate the LCD screen from the back cover and place it on the palmrest.
Now you can access and disconnect the video cable.
Peel off the clear tape securing the connection. Unplug the video cable from the LCD screen.
The LCD screen part number printed on the back. In my case it is: NT 156WHM-N32 v.8.0
Google the part number and you’ll find a replacement screen.