Teardown guide for Lenovo Ideapad 110-15IBR 110-15ACL

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Lenovo Ideapad 110-15IBR 110-15ACL Model 80T7

In this post I present a complete teardown guide for a 15.6″ Lenovo Ideapad 110 laptop. Model name: 80T7.

You can use it to disassemble the following Lenovo Ideapad 110 models: 110-15IBR, 110-15ACL and probably some other models manufactured in the year 2016.

For a newer ideapad 110 model 80UD manufactured in 2017, check out my next disassembly guide.

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 CD/DVD drive


Remove all screws from the bottom cover. Don’t forget three screws in the CD/DVD drive bay (yellow circles).

Remove screws from bottom cover


Start separating the palmrest assembly from the bottom cover using a plastic case opener.

Separate palmrest from bottom cover


Turn the laptop upside down and continue removing the bottom cover.

Lift up bottom cover


Remove the bottom cover.

Remove bottom cover


Remove two screws securing the battery.

Disconnect the battery cable from the motherboard.

Disconnect laptop battery


Remove the battery.

Replacement batteries available here: https://ebay.to/2uR6Rp4

Remove laptop 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 screws from hard drive


Remove the hard drive.

The hard drive secured inside the caddy by two screws on each side.

Remove hard drive

STEP 10.

Disconnect both antenna cables from the wireless card.

Disconnect wireless card antennas

STEP 11.

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

Remove wireless card

STEP 12.

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)
Disconnect motherboard

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.

Unplug display video cable

The keyboard cable can be released the same way.

Unplug keyboard cable

STEP 13.

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.

Replacement motherboards for 110-15IBR available here: https://ebay.to/2Tz2ya6
Replacement motherboards for 110-15ACL available here: https://ebay.to/2VGrO0S

Remove motherboard

STEP 14.

On the other side of the motherboard you can access the CMOS battery.

Access CMOS battery

The keyboard on Lenovo Ideapad 110-15IBR and 110-15ACL models is not easily removable. It’s permanently riveted to the top case.

Replacement palmrests for 110-15IBR available here: https://ebay.to/2VE5vsM
Replacement palmrests for 110-15ACL available here: https://ebay.to/2TDeqbo

Keyboard attached to top case

LCD screen removal instructions

STEP 15.

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.

Separate display bezel from back cover

STEP 16.

Continue removing the bezel.

Continue removing display bezel

STEP 17.

Open the display all the way back and separate the bezel from the hinges.

Remove the bezel.

Remove display bezel

STEP 18.

Remove four screws attaching the LCD screen to the back cover.

Remove screws securing LCD screen

STEP 19.

Separate the LCD screen from the back cover and place it on the palmrest.

Separate LCD screen from display back cover

STEP 20.

Now you can access and disconnect the video cable.

Access video cable connector

Peel off the clear tape securing the connection. Unplug the video cable from the LCD screen.

Disconnect video cable from LCD screen

The LCD screen part number printed on the back. In my case it is: NT 156WHM-N32 v.8.0

Replacement LCD screens available here: https://ebay.to/2wjJR2r

Replace LCD screen

Here’s a link to the Lenovo ideapad 110-14 15 Series Hardware Maintenance Manual.

15 Responses

  1. lenovoLaptopOwner69

    pls help i removed the screw holding the cd drive but i can’t pull it out. should i force it out hard to remove it?

  2. IML Tech

    Removing the optical drive shouldn’t be hard. There is only one screw securing the drive.

  3. Marcial Ramos

    What if it is the keyboard I want to remove since some of its keys are not responding and after a few software checks I can only conclude it is the hardware, it is only hold by a few extra screws and some easily removed plastic “rivets”, will removing these “rivets” compromise it being held in place after it is all assembled back

  4. Steve North

    I took apart my IDEAPAD 110-15ACL like you said. The problem was my laptop battery died and the computer was just over a year old. The laptop would not power up at all. I got the battery out. My only question is where can I get another CMOS battery?

  5. IML Tech

    @ Steve North, you can find a new CMOS battery on eBay. It’s available for $7+shipping. Just search eBay for “ideapad 110 CMOS battery”.

    • IML Tech

      In this laptop RAM chip integrated into the motherboard and cannot be removed or upgraded. There is no RAM slot.

  6. Lehlohonolo

    Why’s that when I connect the keyboard cable my laptop won’t switch on but shows an orange and white LEDs flashing then when I disconnect it then it then the laptop switches on

    • IML Tech

      Lehlohonolo, it’s likely the keyboard is bad. Did you spill anything on the keyboard in the past?
      Make sure the keyboard properly connected to the motherboard and the cable is seated all the way in. Take a look at the connectors on the keyboard cable. If pins appear to be dirty, try cleaning them with a pen eraser.

    • IML Tech

      Dillon, at the end of my guide I just added a link to the Lenovo ideapad 110-14 15 Series Hardware Maintenance Manual. You can find a list of all screws in there.

    • IML Tech

      Fiko, I’m not sure if this will work but you can try disconnecting the CMOS battery from the motherboard. The CMOS battery shown in the step 14.

  7. Kn0

    Quite late, but my Ideapad110-15IBR powers up for less than 10 seconds. Both power and charging LEDs working but power is cut within seconds, with no apparent life from display. Not even the Novo button works. Can’t isolate the problem. Is it a short? Is it cooling? Or even the display? Please help.

    • IML Tech

      This is not cooling related issue. 10 seconds is not enough for a laptop to overheat.
      I really doubt this is the display issue. With a bad display the laptop has no video but it should stay powered on.
      Most likely the motherboard failed.
      You can find a replacement motherboard here: https://ebay.to/2u1UJAY

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