01-14-2013 09:55 PM - last edited on 01-17-2013 04:44 AM by andyP
Hi, I was upgrading my Lenovo Yoga 13 today and took some pictures in process. I am not a tech guy, just a regular consumer. I hope my instructions and pictures will help someone. Feel free to ask me any questions, I speak Russian and English. Lenovo Yoga has second unused SSD. I added 256GB SSD and upgraded 8GB RAM.
I bought these tools at Home Depot. Make sure to get Torx T6 Screwdriver(in the middle)
Using a sharp knife with a flat blade to lift the edge of the keyboard.
At this point you will hear keyboard clips detaching and double sided tape under the keyboard will be making some weird noises too, don't get freaked out, but try to do it slowly so you don't break any clips.
Slide the keyboard up now, as shown on the picture below, but don't forget about the keyboard wire that is connected to your laptop, you don't want to damage it.
Carefully flip the keyboard upside down as shown on two pictures below.
Now move RAM holders away and it will pop like this
Now detach your old RAM:
Insert the new 8GB RAM and secure both RAM holders.
Now apply a little bit of force and lift that tiny black bridge that holds the blue keyboard wire and pull the wire off. This part took me a little bit of time to figure out. If you don't understand which "black bridge" thing I am talking about, compare pictures above and below.
With a little better brightness:
Now unscrew 5 screws that go through the metal frame with small phillips screwdriver:
Now unscrew 10 screws with Torx T6 screwdriver on the bottom of the ultrabook:
This is what they look like:
Now you need to apply some force and detach plastic cover with touch screen from the rest of the laptop. I used knife here. Sorry about the quality here, all pictures were taken with Galaxy s2 phone.
This is what you will see when you open it
Insert your new SSD with approximately 30-degree angle as shown on picture below:
Push it down and use a screw that came with SSD
Now secure the body of the ultrabook and put all 15 screws in place.
Now pull in the keyboard wire and secure that black gate.
Put your keyboard back in place and apply some pressure on top. I recommend using double sided tape to replace the original tape before you put your keyboard back.
Turn on your Yoga and do the following:
Go to control panel and search for "disk management" and do the following things:
Right click there
It will take yout to setup process.
Now wait until you see "Healthy" sign:
You can check your RAM if you right click on "my computer" and choose properties
These are SSD and RAM that I used:
I bought my Yoga 13 in Best Buy for $999.
I hope this was helpful.
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