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AngryDev
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Ram upgrade for Yoga 13. Has anyone seen any instructional videos or good instructions?

Ram upgrade for Yoga. Has anyone seen any instructional videos or good instructions? And Do you need special tools?

 

Thanks

BruceWayne
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Re: Ram upgrade for Yoga 13. Has anyone seen any instructional videos or good instructions?

Also interested in this.

I wanted to pop it open to see if I could upgrade the ssd or ram but I couldn't find a tool that fit.

Yargnit
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Re: Ram upgrade for Yoga 13. Has anyone seen any instructional videos or good instructions?

From what I have seen RAM is fairly easy. You just have to pry the keyboard up. SSD requires removing a bunch of screws. But I can't 100% confirm this.

BruceWayne
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Re: Ram upgrade for Yoga 13. Has anyone seen any instructional videos or good instructions?

Is there a video?

I don't want to break my keyboard by doing it wrong.

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Re: Ram upgrade for Yoga 13. Has anyone seen any instructional videos or good instructions?

http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_yoga13_hmm_1st_edition_oct_2012_english.pdf

follow the instruction listed in the above, it looks like you have to take apart the laptop pretty much completely. There is an issue of warranty too with this sort of tear downs.
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papichulojeff
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Re: Ram upgrade for Yoga 13. Has anyone seen any instructional videos or good instructions?

I have been looking around for this since release date.  I already picked up the RAM, 8GB.  I read the manual, it shows under the keyboard but once I tried prying the keyboard, it seems too tight.  I do not want to snap it in 2 pieces.  Smiley Sad

papichulojeff
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Re: Ram upgrade for Yoga 13. Has anyone seen any instructional videos or good instructions?

Just did it, took me 5 minutes, there's a trick to it!
Yargnit
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Re: Ram upgrade for Yoga 13. Has anyone seen any instructional videos or good instructions?

So, do tell!

papichulojeff
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Re: Ram upgrade for Yoga 13. Has anyone seen any instructional videos or good instructions?

Tilt the screen way back to match the flatness of the keyboard.  So the entire computer is flat on the table.  Basically you have to find something that has a flat edge similar to a credit card.  Make sure it is not ruff because you will scratch your keyboard and cause damage to the computer.  On the top right corner of the keyboard between the corner and the computer, where it sits, stick the flat edge piece at an angle.  It has to be somewhat skinny to fit in the crack.  Second you have to put mild force as if you were trying to pry it upward.  It will sound as if it is coming undone, it makes a sticking sound, like if you were peeling a sticker.  Pry it enough where it is slightly popping up and slide the flat edge item around the bezel while slightly prying.  Once you get the keyboard semi off the computer, Slide the keyboard back towards the screen.  Do not lift it completely off, since it is connected.  Then pop the ram in and done. 

BruceWayne
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Re: Ram upgrade for Yoga 13. Has anyone seen any instructional videos or good instructions?

Is it dual channel?

Is it 1x 4gb stick or 2x 2gb sticks.

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