Inside Lenovo Ideapad S340 (14) – disassembly and upgrade options
As any laptop on the market, the Ideapad S340 (14) has its pros and cons. Interestingly, though, more of the pros are located on the inside of the machine.
Lenovo ideapad S340 14"
- Intel Core i3-8145U
- Intel UHD Graphics 620
- 8GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
If you want to do some upgrading, cleaning, or you need to change a broken part, you need to remove the entire bottom panel of the notebook. This happens by removing 10 Torx-headed screws and prying the panel with a plastic tool. All-in-all the disassembly process is easy, however, we have to note that the Torx screwdrivers are not as common as the Phillips ones, and the chances are high you need to go to the home center for the tools.
Usually, the first thing to do, when you open the laptop is to unplug the battery connector. Then, if you want to remove the battery itself, there are four Phillips-head screws that prevent you from doing so – their location is marked by an arrow, so you know where to put the screws when you reassemble the system. The battery size is impressive on this one, as Lenovo has equipped it with a 52.5Wh package. This, subsequently, results in a very good battery life, as you can see HERE.
3. Memory and storage
This laptop has 4GB of memory soldered to the motherboard. Additionally, there is a RAM DIMM slot that supports up to 16GB of RAM by itself. In terms of storage, there is a 2.5″ SATA slot and an M.2 slot that supports PCIe x4 drives.
4. Cooling system
Its cooling is nothing extraordinary – there is only a single heat pipe, that is average in size, as well as a fan that blows the heat away.