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Paper Tape
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Upgrade Lenovo Flex 4 1580 with M.2 SSD?



I was thinking of buying this hybrid:


And then upgrading it with this:


I'm not clear on whether this voids the warranty or not? As close as I can understand it, it "may" if I mess something up? I've opened at least 100 laptops without messing anything up, so I'm confident I can do it without damaging anything, but I have also seen motherboards and touchscreens die in the first year, and don't want to mess up that part of the warranty for an SSD upgrade.


I figured I'd make sure it powered on, then shutdown, crack it open, install the M.2 SSD, clone everything over, wipe the old SSD once into windows, and then finally perform the product registration. (Which uploads all your hardware specs? So they'd know everything was A-Okay with the new drive in place?)


Thoughts? Anyone got more info on how strict they are with self service?

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Re: Upgrade Lenovo Flex 4 1580 with M.2 SSD?

Hi Kramy,


Welcome to the Community Forums.


Generally, upgrades should not void the warranty as long as no parts get damaged during and after the process but it would be best to call technical support first to inform similar to this discussion.


Only the original parts are tied to the serial number and the warranty so when you need in-warranty service, you would be asked to place back the original parts. 


Same to this discussion, product specification indicates :

Some: SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high
Some: HDD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high
Some: SSHD with 8GB NAND flash memory
Serial ATA, SATA 6.0Gb/s support, integrated into processor


SATA connections are available but claim to M.2 is cloudy. Same reason why crucial scanner would not offer m.2 SSD instead SATA SSD only. Here is the hardware manual for review. Recommended storage parts here on page 78-79 item 11 and offer no m.2 SSD options.


Hope this help answer your query.



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Paper Tape
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Re: Upgrade Lenovo Flex 4 1580 with M.2 SSD?

Hi Spidey,


Thanks! I'll be sure to do that if I purchase it.


But it looks like I won't be purchasing that model. I looked up some teardown videos, and you're right! Previous and other models have M.2 SSD slots, but this one doesn't! That really limits expandability. I'll definitely go for a different model.



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