Solved How to remove the audio Board from Lenovo Y510 laptop

December 19, 2013 at 20:55:49
Specs: Windows 7
Advice on replacing Audio /USB board on a Lenovo Y510 Laptop. How to take the bottom plate off of the machine

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December 19, 2013 at 21:03:42
Laptops are all integrated on the motherboard. You can't replace either of the mentioned components.

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December 20, 2013 at 05:06:02
Unlike in a desktop, laptops do not have replaceable boards or modules. Everything is built into the motherboard. This keeps costs down, an important factor in todays market. Of the basic components only RAM, hard drive, and CPU (not always) are user serviceable.

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December 20, 2013 at 05:40:11
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As the chaps above have advised… very little is really replaceable by the end user… But nonetheless have a look for the service manual (google for it)…

I did a brief search via google using:

Lenovo Y510 Laptop service manual

and there are references to it; although most seem to be to specific parts… and it "may" be available as full download - though not necessarily from Lenovo itself?

Sugest you do a similar search via google using the search words/string I used (just above).

are two results/hits…

At the least you may discover how to take the bottom cover off - but do it carefully of course…

The Youtube video is actually quite clear and well presented overall...

Incidentally - why the need to remove that board?

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December 23, 2013 at 11:55:40
Thanx for your Help.....It is A Audio S-Video USB Board with Headphone & Mic

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December 23, 2013 at 11:59:38
Thanx very much....I have bought the Replacement, but not sure if I can do the Job.

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December 23, 2013 at 13:10:12
Remember to remove all power - first; that's the power cord in "and" the battery…

Have soft/padded or whatever surface to lay the laptop on; so as to avoid scratching or damaging the lid outer surface when the laptop is lying face down?

Use the correct size screwdriver bits.

Put each set of screws in a safe place, perhaps labelling what each is from. If per chance on the base cover there is more than one size in use (often there is) then I suggest you take a small piece of card; roughly oblong in shape to make a template meant to represent the base cover etc.. Mark a reference point on it to correspond a similar point on the laptop base; perhaps the hinge edge? Then fix each screw to that card in a way to show roughly where it came from (in relation to your reference marker)?

May seem like a bit of a pain. but having taken a Mac to pieces in the past, and also a couple of Acers.. I know they all have mixed sizes/lengths of min-screws dotted about the base cover itself.

And then within each compartment (which is revealed by removing a smaller base/compartment cover) note which screws come from where; again affix to the card (or put in small plastic baggies at least - to avoid losing any of them…)

Similarly if you remove any screws from the motherboard assembly itself.. take steps to ensure you know what comes from where etc…

That way you will have all the screws when you come to rebuild it; and also know where they go…

Any delicate ribbon style connectors etc. - handle with care…; I have found occasionally a small pair of pointed pliers is useful, and also a pair of tweasers.

And a little blue-tack or some sticky tape (Sellotape/Scotchtape, masking tape etc…) to temporarily hold any screws to the screwdriver blade when rebuilding; and also perhaps when you have loosened any screw - you can then "grab" it as it were with a sticky screw drive blade/bit… and completely/safely remove it... Otherwise the little blighters lover to try and drop inside the whole system…

Decent lighting, and maybe even magnifying lens too is sometimes useful...

Take your time; and have good browse of the youtube video etc. in an earlier previous response here…, and you ought to be fine…

BTW.. do NOT have any liquids anywhere near the whole kit… I'm thinking of tea/coffee or whatever… for obvious reason.. They can easily spill and go…

Also I'd suggest you first copy all personal files etc to external media - optical and perhaps another hard drive… This just to safeguard against "anything" that might occur to affect the HD and lose the content…

Bon chance..,

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December 23, 2013 at 19:02:51
Wow.....You covered that my Brother, Merry Christmas right back at 'ya.
Thank you sir!

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