Inside Lenovo Yoga 510 – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

The new Lenovo Yoga 510 is as modest with its upgrade options as we thought it would and it’s kind of understandable given the starting price of the machine (around $599). Also, the disassembly was quite easy and you’d probably have problems only with the RAM chips. Here’s why…

Lenovo Yoga 510 isn’t released on the market yet, but if you are interested in other Yoga products, you can find them here: http://amzn.to/1pX9KfN

1. Removing the bottom plate

The bottom piece is made of hard plastic successfully imitating anodized aluminum finish. It gets off pretty easily by unscrewing all the bolts around the chassis.


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2. RAM, battery and storage

The storage options are scarce – you have only one 2.5-inch drive, which in our case is Seagate 500GB 5400 rpm conventional HDD. There are no M.2 SSD slots to be found or an optical drive that you can swap for extra storage.

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The upper left corner of the motherboard holds the Wi-Fi module manufactured by Qualcomm with a model number QCNFA435. It’s super easy to dismount it – just unscrew the bolt holding it.


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The battery is rather small – rated at just 35Wh (4645 mAh) and we doubt that it will hold the whole system for any longer than a few hours with normal usage.

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And here’s the tricky part – the RAM slot. It’s only one slot, but you will have to dismount a metal bracket before accessing it. There are a few clips holding the bracket, which you should gently release and then lift up the piece as shown on the photo below. Our configuration has only 4GB of RAM manufactured by Ramaxel.


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Lenovo Yoga 510 isn’t released on the market yet, but if you are interested in other Yoga products, you can find them here: http://amzn.to/1pX9KfN

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Batuhan
Batuhan
6 years ago

can we upfrade the ram of this 14-isk model to 8GB DDR4 ram?? and if so where can i find a compatible ram for my laptop which is in Turkey?

Ivan
Ivan
5 years ago
Reply to  Batuhan

Hi, I did what you want to do, It is possible to ugrade the memory just be sure to use an original samsung DDR4 memory and everything isgoing to be fine. Mine Is fine ?

Dean
Dean
5 years ago
Reply to  Ivan

You can use ANY compatible DDR4 8GB RAM you do not need to use samsung. Dont give out duff information

batuhan kağızmanlı
batuhan kağızmanlı
5 years ago
Reply to  Ivan

Thank you man appreciate your concern. Btw did u try upgrading the sshd to ssd of like 500gb

Michael McClinton
Michael McClinton
5 years ago

You can upgrade to 16gb maximum.

Miłosz
Miłosz
5 years ago

Is that possible to change CPU like put out from a socket, or is it sticked to motherboard by manufacturer?

Batuhan
Batuhan
5 years ago

Hi again. It seems like the sound card is broken down for some reason (probably because of the recent heating thing) because i can’t figure out how to make the software see the hardware. it says there is no installed output device. How can i find a compatible hardware for this laptop and renew my existing sound card?

TECH
TECH
4 years ago

can i upgrade RAM for yoga 510 IKB??

ianthapo
ianthapo
4 years ago

will the new intel AC 9260 work with this laptop?

린다 Linda (@KookiesLaundry)

Do you have any idea about where i could find/order a new bottom plate for my Lenovo Yoga 510?
The one I have started cracking on the bottom almost as soon as I got it, and I’m afraid that handing it in for reparation will just rob me of money.

Lay
Lay
4 years ago

where is the ram located?? I can’t seem to find it

Antonio Carmona
4 years ago

I could replace the keyboard?

ARISTO
ARISTO
3 years ago

May I add extra ram in addition to 4GB.(Is there any Extra RAM slot)

OR else I have to remove 4GB and I have to fix it with 8 or 16 GB. PLEASE HELP SYSTEM VERY SLOW WITH 4GB.

Batuhan
Batuhan
3 years ago
Reply to  ARISTO

Speaking for the 14 isk model you can upgrade the main memory but you must remove the existing ram since there is only one slot available for ram. O also suggest that you install an ssd device to obtain a significant performance improvement.

Aybike
Aybike
2 years ago
Reply to  Batuhan

Hey Batuhan. I began to experience heating(in fact only 60 degrees?) and loudy fan troubles last days. Now I can’t play games which I could play for many hours just before a few days. Maybe problem is fan cleaning, i will deal with it. But also I’m going to upgrade ram and install an ssd. Which products did you use? And do you think it’s beneficial? Mine is also Yoga 510 14 ISK.

Azungu
Azungu
2 years ago

I know, very old thread. But, can someone help me! My Yoga does not turn on anymore. No lights, not fans, nothing! I think mother board is fried. If I have to change the motherboard, why not do an upgrade? I wish to know what is the latest compatible motherboard I can find to replace my old one? Lenovo Yoga 510-14ISK 80S7
Thanks and Cheers!

Azungu
Azungu
2 years ago
Reply to  Azungu

Just to follow up. I ended up replacing the System board. Now everything is back to normal except for the left USB port on the IO board. Nothing happens when inserting a USB device. I feel like there is no power. How ever, the SD card works as well as the Headphone jack! The cable is ok. How can I diagnostic this issue? Thanks!

George Szabo
George Szabo
1 year ago

piece of junk

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