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:
- 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.
- Is it possible to upgrade RAM? No, it’s not. The RAM is integrated into the motherboard. It’s shown in the step 11.
Start taking it apart by removing ten Torx T5 screws from the bottom cover.
Separate the bottom cover from the top case assembly.
Remove the cover.
Remove four screws securing the battery.
Disconnect the battery cable from the motherboard.
Remove the battery. Replacement battery model: L16L4PB1.
The internal storage (256GB Solid State Drive) secured by one screw.
Remove the screw and pull the SSD out of the socket. This is m.2 NVMe PCIe SSD type 2280.
Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB cooling module has two fans.
Remove seven screws securing the heatsink assembly and disconnect both fan cables.
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.
Remove the cooling module assembly.
Peel off the black tape covering wireless card connectors.
Disconnect both Wi-Fi antenna cables from the card.
Remove one screw securing the wireless card and pull it out of the socket.
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.
The fingerprint reader is secured to the top case by one screw and metal bracket.
Disconnect six screws securing the touchpad.
The touchpad cable, grounding tape and speakers cables are glued to the touchpad.
Disconnect the touchpad cable. Again, unlock the connector first and pull the cable out.
Now you can remove the touchpad.
Replace it with a new one if necessary.
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 or try this keyboard replacement hack.