Inside Lenovo Ideapad 100 – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

The Lenovo Ideapad 100 is an ultra-budget solution for your basic needs and if you got on your hands right now you might have already figured out that the machine is quite sturdy and solid despite the price. However, this toughness comes at a price and we are quite unhappy with the disassembly – really hard to access even the most commonly upgraded hardware. Well at least you won’t have to clean the notebook more often since it’s fanless and dust doesn’t build up so easily. Keep on reading to find out more.

You can check the current price of Lenovo IdeaPad 100 here: http://amzn.to/1Jmcw32

1. Removing the keyboard

We suggest that you start off with removing the keyboard by popping it out of the edges with the help of a plastic tool for example. Under the keys, you will find several screws that need to be removed and a big cable connecting the keyboard to the motherboard.

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2. Detaching the back panel

After you’ve removed the keyboard proceed with the bottom panel which is held by numerous screws. But here’s the tricky part. Before you start popping out the cover out of the edges, first you’ll have to remove the front panel of the optical drive and unscrew the bolts there as well. Be careful not to break it, though.

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3. Upgrade options

For a notebook costing around €200 you can’t expect a lot of upgrade options. By removing the back panel you will instantly notice the 2.5-inch 500GB (in our case) HDD from Seagate and no M.2 SATA SSD slot as expected. However, you can always expand your storage by swapping the optical drive with another 2.5-inch HDD or SSD. When it comes to RAM, you are allowed to go up to 8GB and Lenovo has included one 4GB RAM chip for this configuration. The battery is rated only at 24Wh which would be quite insufficient despite the energy-efficient hardware, but we’ll be sure after our battery tests are done. Another thing to note here is that the Wi-Fi module is Lenovo-made with the serial number listed on the image below.

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You can check the current price of Lenovo IdeaPad 100 here: http://amzn.to/1Jmcw32

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martin1739
martin1739
6 years ago

I found this for helping to replace/upgrade partshttp://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/showcase?sid=1086&key=TGVuZw==
But I am still looking for a repkacement keyboard.

Prtkastt
Prtkastt
6 years ago

I have currently ram of 2gb for 14iby model…what is the comparable ram to upgrade to 8gb?

dars
dars
6 years ago

One of my keys which is the down arrow on my keypad is not working, is there a way to get it to work. My daughter accidentally spilled milk on it and I’ve wiped off the moisture out but it look liked it had key had stop functioning. Thanks! I only had for 2 months. please help asap.
Thanks!

wladl3n
6 years ago

Hi! What about CPU temperature? this notebook dont have cooler.

Mark
Mark
6 years ago

Does one also have to remove the Keyboard for changing the RAM?

swami
swami
6 years ago

my lenovo ideapad 100 doesn’t support game like modern walfare 3 properly.can i change graphic card

Shawn
Shawn
6 years ago
Reply to  swami

Its a bad computer for gaming, invest in a higher quality computer

ian
ian
6 years ago

how about the grahpic card?

alexskyline18
alexskyline18
5 years ago

anybody replaced WI-FI card? i heard Bios might not recognise afternarjet cards

TC Jate Caburatan
TC Jate Caburatan
5 years ago

I already have this model last nov. 30, 2016. only to find out it is very slow. I think its time to upgrade the RAM. it has 2gb.Can I make it 4 or maybe 8?

Željko
Željko
5 years ago

hi all, i have lenovo ideapad 100-15IBY, my task menagger show cpu on max 100% when i wanna play simple game, is there a way to change this cpu and use better one, i5 or i3 maybe?

Miguel Ernesto Galván
Miguel Ernesto Galván
5 years ago

It is possible to add a second HDD in the area where should be the Optical Unit? Thanks! 🙂

Mette
Mette
5 years ago

I have an Ideapad 100s – Is it possible to turn off the power for the bios? I can not remember the bioscode for HDD and is told that I need to replace the motherboard – but in other computers it is done by taking out a battery for the bios.

ugo
ugo
4 years ago

i am in nigeria Enugu to be precise. i need a functioning mother board for my lenovo ideapad 100-15.6

08063931959 this is my number for anyone who may wish to contact me. thanks. i am ready to travel if it requires that

Taha
Taha
3 years ago

Hello
I’m trying to upgrade my IdeaPad 15ibd laptop by changing my current hard drive with an SSD one.
The problèm is that after taking out all the clues, keyboard, CD thing, charger cable, I cannot open my computer. I feel like something is still blocking in the center part of my computer and I don’t want to force it.

Do you think I should ?

john
john
1 year ago
Reply to  Taha

remove the keyboard there are screw nut underneath it

Dinda
3 years ago

I change memory with SSD here. the results are very satisfying. http://znotebookrepair.com/cara-menambah-memasang-harddisk-ssd-Lenovo-Ideapad-100S.html you can translate it 🙂