We have to open the back panel to be able to loosen the hinges, and then remove the display to completely remove them.

With a T5 Torx screwdriver, remove eleven 6.35 mm screws from the back of the laptop.
  • With a T5 Torx screwdriver, remove eleven 6.35 mm screws from the back of the laptop.

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Carefully separate back panel from the laptop.
  • Carefully separate back panel from the laptop.

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  • The video connector can be pulled out with the attached noose. Pull gently possibly supported by lifting the connector with a screwdriver.

  • The other connector can be pushed out on the sides with the help of a screwdriver.

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  • Unscrew three screws to detach the hinge from the body.

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  • Peel out a small plastic cover, pull out center cover and unscrew left and right cover below the display.

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  • Once the two screws are loosened, the whole display can be shifted up - don't just pull it away.

  • On reassembly, put the display and cover together slightly shifted, and then gently slide the display back into position.

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  • The hinge is attached to the lid with four screws.

  • A cable runs through each hinge, you can just pull out the small rubbery holder.

  • Loosen the screw below it to open the hinge.

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  • The stiffness of the hinge can be adjusted by loosening the small nuts. One eighth of a turn might be enough - you will have to repeat adjusting them until the hinge has the right stiffness.

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

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Sven Meier

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Many thanks. Thumbs up!

Simon - Reply


Thanks you for your guide. It is amazing but i worry that remove Display guide is not too clear and user may broken the LCD before he stiffness the hinges.

Kim Son

Kim Son Vu - Reply

Can you post the fix for how to tighten hinges for Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 ?

Siva Nasanakota - Reply

what type of nuts are showing in last step? those are hexagonal nuts but with what size?

Wara - Reply

Sorry I don’t rember the size of the nuts. IIRC I used pliers to adjust them.

Sven Meier - Reply

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