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Thinkpad Yoga 260 - upgrade

2017-10-17, 18:40 PM

Hi

 

Im considering buying a TY260, with the number

20FES0DT00     

Is it possible to upgrade the RAM to 16gb (as it currently has 4gb) and the ssd?

 

I remember seeing somewhere that there was an issue with RAM soldered to the unit, is this true?

 

Many thanks

 

 

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Re: Thinkpad Yoga 260 - upgrade

2017-10-17, 19:28 PM

The SSD can be upgraded.  I have a ThinkPad Yoga 260 that I upgraded to 16GB, but there are complications.  I believe that there was difficulty with interference from WWAN antennas and RAM modules, so the models that come with the antenna wires have soldered RAM.  It looks to me like that model doesn't have WWAN so I would guess it has socketed RAM, but I have no way to be sure without looking inside.


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Re: Thinkpad Yoga 260 - upgrade

2017-10-17, 21:08 PM

Thanks for the reply. So, it is possible, but there could be interference issues.

 

How were you able to ascertain that this model may not have the issue? I'd like to buy it, but only on the premise that I can upgrade as I need it for graphics stuff. What to do? Ho hum

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Re: Thinkpad Yoga 260 - upgrade

2017-10-17, 22:19 PM

RichK is correct.  If the unit has WWAN / LTE enabled onboard, there is a single stick of RAM that is soldered in place.  I don't know that the LTE adapter or antenna wires actually interfere with the DIMM slot, but that's the way Lenovo built these machines.  Otherwise the motherboard has a 4GB stick standard that can be upgraded to 8GB, 16GB, etc.  You have to unscrew the bottom of the unit to check this, look for the presense of antenna wires leading away from the SIM card slot towards an WWAN adapter in the center left of the motherboard (or lack thereof).

 

This is the same layout / design as my Yoga 370.

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Re: Thinkpad Yoga 260 - upgrade

2017-10-19, 9:21 AM

Many thanks for the help.

 

I contacted the vendor, who was unable to give me the assurance and said if in doubt dont purchase. the last thing i want to do is buy it with 4gb ram, only to find i cant upgrade to a 16gb stick!

 

 

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Re: Thinkpad Yoga 260 - upgrade

2017-10-22, 20:51 PM

@kiddala as already mentioned, if your TPY260 didn't have WWAN modem from factory, RAM is upgradeable.

 

FWIW there's no problem adding WWAN to a no-WWAN model, those interference stories... I dare say they are just stories. I have a TPY260 with upgradeable RAM slot, which I added both WiGiG & WWAN to. The only interference problem I had was between WiGiG & LTE module operating at particular frequency, WiGiG simply refused to work - solved it by switching WWAN main & aux cables, all works fine & dandy after that.

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