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Yoga 900 Motherboard Replacement

2016-08-23, 13:38 PM

Dear forum members, 


I bought a Yoga 900 () from Best buy. It has international warranty. During my recent visit to India, for unknown reason, the laptop started behaving wierdly. It used to shut down when plugged in to the power source and would run fine when not plugged in.


Since it has international warranty, I took it to the service center in India and got to know that the motherboard needs to be replaced. But they dont have the same motherboard as the architecture Lenovo uses in India is different than the states. 


Since I am not returning to US for next few months (traveling to Europe), I would want to get it fixed in India. 


The result is that they are ready to replace the motherboard with the Indian variant however, it has 8GB RAM instead of 16GB RAM I had on the original motherboard. 


Now, the question is: should I go for this replacement? If yes then what would be the impact of the downgrade of RAM? And finally, would it affect any other parts in the laptop (possible compatibility issues)?


Any suggestions / comments are welcome!




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Re: Yoga 900 Motherboard Replacement

2016-08-23, 15:43 PM

Hi aamod , 


Welcome to the Community Forums.


For me , if the board would not be able to accomodate the same 16GB then it would also be having a different processor and chipset for the other devices too . This would nonetheless be checked by the facility to assure other devices functionality with the change of board including activation of embedded Windows key.


16 GB offers negligeable slow down with at least 20 open browsers and if you are using virtual OS for old business programs then it would be a drawback . 


You may also check other regions that you would be staying if they would be able to replace it with the same board specially if you would be staying there longer than a month. Another option if you can have someone in US or going to the US that would be able to represent you for the warranty repair. 


Take time to review your options on what would work best for you. 


Hope this help answer your query. 



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