Introduction

If you need to replace or reinstall the USB ports on your Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15, this guide will walk you through the process.

Image 1/2: Using a PH1 bit on your screwdriver, begin by removing the top five (30 mm) screws underneath the battery. Image 2/2: Using a PH1 bit on your screwdriver, begin by removing the top five (30 mm) screws underneath the battery.
  • Start by removing the feet near the LCD hinge of the laptop to reveal two screws.

  • Using a PH1 bit on your screwdriver, begin by removing the top five (30 mm) screws underneath the battery.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Once both feet are removed, two (40 mm) screws will reveal themselves. Unscrew these.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • Working your way around the outer edges of the Flex 15, remove the 8 (30 mm) outer screws.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the one (40 mm) screw in the middle of the Flex 15.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself. Image 2/3: There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself. Image 3/3: There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, make your way around the edge of the laptop.

  • There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Using excessive force may break the bottom plastic. There are plastic clips along the edge of the laptop. Image 2/2: Using excessive force may break the bottom plastic. There are plastic clips along the edge of the laptop.
  • Make sure to pry evenly around this edge and only remove the bottom of the laptop when it is fully loose.

  • Using excessive force may break the bottom plastic. There are plastic clips along the edge of the laptop.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: This board is connected in two ways, by both a screw and a ribbon cable. Image 2/2: This board is connected in two ways, by both a screw and a ribbon cable.
  • Locate the large blue circuit board on the leftmost side of the Flex 15.

  • This board is connected in two ways, by both a screw and a ribbon cable.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Once the ribbon cable is freed, gently pull it out of the header. Image 2/2: Once the ribbon cable is freed, gently pull it out of the header.
  • The large black ribbon cable is attached to a header. With a blue opening tool, flip up the ZIF (zero insertion force) connector, then pry the header from a 0 degree angle to a 90 degree angle. Be sure not to snap the header while doing it, it is very delicate.

  • Once the ribbon cable is freed, gently pull it out of the header.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Once freed, pull the assembly upwards, away from the computer. Image 2/2: Once freed, pull the assembly upwards, away from the computer.
  • Locate the (20 mm) screws with the orange ring and the arrow on the PCB pointing to it. Remove these screws.

  • Once freed, pull the assembly upwards, away from the computer.

Add Comment

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Brent

Member since: 03/04/2016

691 Reputation

6 Guides authored

Team

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 4

All Time: 128