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How to open Lenovo Y650

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by sml, Aug 19, 2009.

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  1. sml

    sml Notebook Guru

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    I just received my Y650 and have a brand new SSD .. the problem is opening up the cover to get it installed.

    a) I removed the 20 screws and lifted it up at the front but it still seemed fixed at the back near the hinges. Are there some screws which i missed? After removing the 20 screws, how do i get it open?

    b) when lifting up the cover there were a few connecting wires. is there enough clearance to replace the drive or do i have to disconnect some of the wires perhaps?
     
  2. usapatriot

    usapatriot Recent Grad Trying to Find His Way

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    I don't think you have to remove 20 screws to get to the hard disk compartment...

    For starters you could have tried looking in the manual first.
     
  3. yun

    yun Notebook Deity

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    No manual for ideapad , so bad
     
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    t30power Notebook Deity

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    http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4892&review=lenovo ideapad y650

    I think you would need to desconnect some wires, a shame a Ideapad does not have a downloadable PDF like Thinkpads (Hardware Maintenance Manual).

    Good luck
     
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  6. sml

    sml Notebook Guru

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    If you think I dont have to remove 20 screws, then how would suggest I can do it?

    The manual of the Y650 does not contain disassembly/upgrade details.

    (Interestingly the G530 does contain upgrade instructions but obviously it is much easier on the G530!).
     
  7. sml

    sml Notebook Guru

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    Called lenovo on the phone and they were very helpful!



    Here is the procedure:

    1. pull out battery

    2. undo 20 screws on base

    3. turn over and pull off keyboard + disconnect keyboard cable

    4. disconnect all cables

    5. unclick white top half from base

    6. disconnect any remaining wires

    7. you need to unclick the little black thin bar with the lights and then remove wire from clips - then remove top half completely

    8. remove x1 screw of the circuit board near the front edge/trackpad

    9. slide harddrive towards you

    10. unscrew harddrive from the little harddrive bracket

    11. put everything back together!



    Secret - entry is from the top NOT the bottom!
     

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