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wowing
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Installing WWAN on hdr X1 Yoga 3rd gen?

Hello, 

I am planning to get the X1 Yoga 3rd gen with the HDR screen, however, it seems the wwan is out of stock for it. So I am curious if I could just order the wwan separately and install it later, or, when can I expect wwan to be available with hdr?

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Re: Installing WWAN on hdr X1 Yoga 3rd gen?

Hi wowing, Seems to be in stock at the moment. The challenge with installing WWAN later is the antennas, not the card. I highly recommend ordering with WWAN already installed.

 

Hope this helps!

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Re: Installing WWAN on hdr X1 Yoga 3rd gen?

Hi bananaman,

It seems to be available in UK/ Europe but in US/Canada it says

"The WWAN 4G LTE is not available on configurations with the HDR WQHD display with Dolby vision."


Where can I buy the antennas / WWAN card?


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Re: Installing WWAN on hdr X1 Yoga 3rd gen?

This thread will be of help.

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Re: Installing WWAN on hdr X1 Yoga 3rd gen?

Thanks for the thread, I was able to find the WWAN card. which sadly seems out of stock atm but I guess I can wait 

https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11586506/Lenovo/01AX786/Wirelesscmbfbcl850gl

However, your linked thread did not show the Antennas, So where can I find the WWAN Antennas for the X1 Yoga 3rd gen?

Also, in the case I can't order the Antennas, How can I order from a different Lenovo Region? like the lenovo UK which has the X1 Yoga 3rd Gen with the HDR screen and WWAN card already installed?

Thank you

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Re: Installing WWAN on hdr X1 Yoga 3rd gen?

Also, Does anyone know if the WWAN Antennas for the X1 Yoga 3rd gen are expanded in the screen housing? 

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Re: Installing WWAN on hdr X1 Yoga 3rd gen?

And does anyone know if I need specific antennas or will any similar antennas work?

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Re: Installing WWAN on hdr X1 Yoga 3rd gen?

You will need the proper antennas for WWAN. I would review the Yoga X1 2nd gen OLED upgrade thread(s) - the process should be near identical. I believe the antenna kit you'll need is FRU 01AY958 but be sure to double check. You will need the WWAN card compatible with the gen 3.

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Re: Installing WWAN on hdr X1 Yoga 3rd gen?

Thank you, how can I do as you recommend which is to double check if the antennas can work with the X1Y3?

These antennas
https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11586581/Lenovo/01AY958/Pack_Antenna_Wwanwlan_Jtwnc_Lr

+ this WWAN card
https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11586506/Lenovo/01AX786/Wirelesscmbfbcl850gl

Following this tutorial 
https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/6rpi9y/wwan_antenna_installed_in_x1_yoga_gen_2_oled/

=
X1Y3 with HDR screen + WWAN?

Its quite the work, so I want to be sure this process will yield the result. Also, does Lenovo have official documents on this process?

Wished lenovo could just make this combo available :/

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Re: Installing WWAN on hdr X1 Yoga 3rd gen?

I really don't know how you can be 100% sure. For the Yoga Gen 1 and Gen 2 there are disassembly and reassembly videos and a printed maintenance guide. See if you can find those for the 3rd generation. I would guess it is 90% the same but have only modified a gen 2.

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