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Removing keyboard layout to upgrade GPU

2013-02-07, 12:39 PM

Hi,

 

I'm using a G575 and noted that there is no way to open the top of the keyboard cover other than some cracks I saw between keyboard and the insides.    Just wondering how to go about opening up this portion.    Another thing that I want to ask about is, whether or not there is the ability to  a) upgrade GPU and b) replenish CPU thermo paste (want to replace it with higher performance).

 

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Jim

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Re: Removing keyboard layout to upgrade GPU

2013-02-07, 19:56 PM

Hi bassbelouder,

 

Welcome to the Lenovo Community Forums.

 

Please see Hardware and maintenance manual under page 47.  Please exercise caution when accessing components in the laptop.  Please follow steps listed under page 33 of the service manual before replacing parts.  To replace the keyboard you need to remove the battery and the access panel first.  Then after this you will need to remove 3 keyboard screws.  After removing the 3 keyboard screws, you can use a plastic pick (prying tool) or your fingernails to lift the keyboard up a little from the edge, then slowly slide the keyboard towards the LCD panel.   

 

With regards to CPU thermo paste you should be able to apply it with a different thermal paste of your choice.  However, with the GPU the integrated version does not show any provision for any available slots for the upgrade.

 

Hope this helps.

Don

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Re: Removing keyboard layout to upgrade GPU

2013-02-08, 22:31 PM
Thank you for your solution. Ive ordered new thermal paste and will finish this project according to the manual and your instructions.

My last question concerns the size of GPUs for laptops. Are there laptop specific GPUs or can a typical desktop GPU be also used for laptops, provided it "fits"? Thanks for all your help in advance.
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Re: Removing keyboard layout to upgrade GPU

2013-02-11, 18:18 PM

Hi bassbelouder,

 

You are welcome.  The graphics card are soldered into the motherboard.  Typical desktop GPU can not be used for laptops. 

 

Don

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Re: Removing keyboard layout to upgrade GPU

2013-02-12, 3:42 AM

Thanks though Don.    

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