Lenovo ThinkPad E490 E495 disassembly

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Lenovo ThinkPad E490 E495 disassembly (machine types 20N8, 20N9, 20NE and 20NG).

In this guide I show how to disassemble a Lenovo ThinkPad E490 or E495 laptop. All disassembly steps should work for machine types 20N8, 20N9, 20NE and 20NG.

I’ll start this disassembly process with the keyboard removal because it can be done without removing any other part. After that I’ll show how to remove the base cover and access all internal components.

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Taking apart Lenovo ThinkPad L480

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Taking apart Lenovo ThinkPad L480 business laptop (type 20LS, 20LT).

In this guide I will be taking apart a Lenovo ThinkPad L480 (type 20LS, 20LT) business laptop. The disassembly process is pretty much straightforward except for the keyboard removal.

Here are some pros and cons of Lenovo ThinkPad L480 design I found during the disassembly process:
– All screws on the base cover are captive screws which is very convenient for in-field repairs.
– All major components are easily accessible after the base cover is removed.
– It supports a regular 2.5″ hard drive and PCIe NVMe M.2 solid state drive.
– You need a special tool to remove the keyboard (there is a workaround).

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How to disassemble Lenovo ThinkPad T570 and P51s

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How to disassemble Lenovo ThinkPad T570 and P51s laptops.

In this guide I explain how to disassemble a Lenovo ThinkPad T570 or ThinkPad P51s laptop. Both models are almost identical. The guide will work for machine types 20JW, 20JX, 20H9, 20HA.

For your convenience, at the end of this guide I will link to the official Lenovo hardware maintenance manual which explains how to properly maintain or troubleshoot the computer in a case of hardware failure.

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How to replace screen on Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 S3 P40 460

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How to replace screen on Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 S3 P40 460

This guide will help you to replace the touch screen assembly on a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 laptop. It’s not necessary separate the display assembly from the base in order to replace the screen.

This is my second disassembly guide for this model. In the first guide I explained how to take apart the base assembly. Before taking apart the display panel I recommend disconnecting the battery.

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Taking apart Lenovo ThinkPad E460 E465

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Taking apart Lenovo ThinkPad E460 E465 machine types 20ET, 20EU, 20EX.

In this guide I show how to take apart a Lenovo ThinkPad E460 E465 laptop (machine types 20ET, 20EU, 20EX).

The pros and cons of Lenovo ThinkPad E460 E465 design:
– The keyboard is easily removable and replaceable.
– Both memory slots and the hard drive easily accessible.
– The battery can be replaced only after the motherboard is removed.
– The LCD screen can be replaced only after the display panel is removed.

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