How to disassemble Lenovo Yoga 7 15ITL5

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Lenovo Yoga 7 15ITL5 (model 82BJ0003US).

In this guide I disassemble a Lenovo Yoga 7 15ITL5 (model 82BJ0003US) laptop.

Lenovo Yoga 7 15ITL5 design highlights:
– This laptop has a PCIe Gen3 NVMe solid state drive installed.
– All memory is onboard – permanently soldered to the motherboard.
– The cooling fan is attached to the heatsink but can be removed.
– The keyboard is riveted to the top case.

For this disassembly you will need three essential tools: T5 Torx screwdriver, PH0 Phillips screwdriver. A case opener tool and tweezers are optional.

Bottom cover removal

Remove seven Torx screws holding the bottom cover in place.

Remove seven Torx screws holding the bottom cover in place.

I’m using a case opener tool to separate the bottom cover from the palmrest assembly.

Separate the bottom cover from the palmrest assembly.

Continue removing the bottom cover with your hands.

Continue removing the bottom cover with your hands.

Battery removal and replacement

Remove five screws securing the battery. Don’t forget one screw in the middle of the battery. This screw is easy to overlook.

Remove five screws securing the battery.

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

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

To disconnect the cable, simply pull the black connector out.

Disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

If you need to replace the battery, you can find a new one using this model number L19M4PDC. I recommend using only genuine Lenovo batteries.

Battery model number L19M4PDC.

Solid state drive removal and replacement

Remove one screw holding the solid state drive (SSD) in place.

Remove one screw holding the solid state drive (SSD) in place.

Pull the SSD out of the slot to remove it.

Pull the SSD out of the slot to remove it.

As you noticed, the SSD is wrapped in a black mylar cover.

The SSD is wrapped in a black mylar cover.

Remove one screw attaching the SSD to the mounting bracket.

Remove one screw attaching the SSD to the mounting bracket.

It’s a 512GB type 2242 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. Lenovo part number 5SS0W76178.

512GB type 2242 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. Lenovo part number 5SS0W76178.

If you are replacing or upgrading the SSD, you can install a type 2280 (regular size) PCIe NVMe Gen3 SSD instead of the original type 2242 (short) SSD.

You can install a type 2280 (regular size) PCIe NVMe SSD.

Cooling fan removal and replacement

Remove three screw (red) from the cooling fan. Unscrew three captive screws (red) from the heatsink.

Remove screws from the cooling fan assembly.

Disconnect the cooling fan cable from the motherboard.

Disconnect the cooling fan cable from the motherboard.

Remove the cooling fan assembly from the laptop.

Remove the cooling fan assembly from the laptop.

Remove five screws attaching the fan to the heatsink.

Remove five screws attaching the fan to the heatsink.

Now you can separate the cooling fan from the heatsink.

Now you can separate the cooling fan from the heatsink.

Here’s the other side of the fan.

You can find a new replacement fan assembly using this Lenovo part number AT1RY001VV0.

Here's the other side of the fan.

Other internal components

The finger scanning device is mounted under a metal bracket and cab be easily removed and replaced.

The finger scanning device is mounted under a metal bracket.

The power button is located on a separate circuit board.

The power button is located on a separate circuit board.

The wireless card is easily replaceable too. In order to remove the wireless card it’s necessary to remove one screw and disconnect two antenna cables.

Wireless card.

The touchpad is mounted under a metal bracket.

The touchpad is mounted under a metal bracket.

The keyboard in Lenovo Yoga 7 15ITL5 laptop is riveted to the top case assembly.

The keyboard in Lenovo Yoga 7 15ITL5 laptop is riveted to the top case assembly.

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