Inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

Just like its sibling, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga offers fairly easy access to the most commonly upgraded hardware as well as easy maintenance. You just need to have the appropriate screw and be a little careful when detaching the bottom plate.

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1. Removing the bottom

As we already stated, you will need just a screw to remove all the bolts but before you do anything, make sure you’ve popped out the stylus pen as well.


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As you can see on the photos, you will gain access to most of the hardware without any hassle.

2. Storage options

Just like other high-end slim convertibles, the X1 Yoga offers only an M.2 SSD standard. This device supports 2280 stick with NVMe controller and the slot uses an M-edge key connector meaning you can either use an M-edge drive or one with a B&M key. The slot is located right next to the cooling fan.


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3. Other hardware

The Wi-Fi module is also located right next to the fan, near the upper left corner, next to the screen hinge. The device uses an Intel 8269NGW WLAN by Intel supporting 2×2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1

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The convertible also offers a fairly big battery rated at 52Wh.

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4. Cooling system

Well, the cooling system features a simple design with good enough cooling fan to keep the notebook running under heavy load without any signs of thermal throttling.


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To find more about the notebook, go read our full extensive review.

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Namita Bansal
Namita Bansal
6 years ago

Hello – thank you for some very useful information. Just a quick question please: does that mean that this particular model (ThinkPad X1 Yoga) could be upgraded from an m.2 SSD to a PCIe SSD?

David Liao
David Liao
6 years ago

Is the battery glued into the computer, or is it easy to unscrew/remove/replace?

Rossen Pandev
6 years ago
Reply to  David Liao

No, you can easily remove it. Just unscrew.

David Liao
David Liao
6 years ago
Reply to  Rossen Pandev

Thank you.

Aram
Aram
5 years ago

do you know where is the Bios battery? and is it removable?

Peter Nguyen
5 years ago

Is the trackpad easily accessible and replaceable after removal of battery?

Stema
Stema
5 years ago

Useful information! By the way, do you have any idea about how the body chassis (some called it a, b, c, d body shell?) can be replaced? Grateful if you could consider making a tutorial on this / sharing some more information with us. Thank you 🙂

Art
Art
5 years ago

How much storage does it hold this X1 Yoga, the maximum of it
512GB of M2 ??

Rossen Pandev
5 years ago
Reply to  Art

In theory, it should hold a 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD as well but 512GB for sure.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

What about LTE card ? There is a slot for it including SIM card but no visible wires for Antenna (Main and Aux)

Rossen Pandev
5 years ago
Reply to  Alex

Our unit didn’t offer this option.

auroraglacialis
5 years ago

Hello – nice to see that the battery is fairly accessible. How about the keyboard – can it be removed and replaced easily??

tourteau
4 years ago

Hi regarding RAM module where are they located ?

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