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Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the motherboard from the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. As an extra precaution, the battery should be removed first before proceeding with the rest of the device.

  1. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 1 of 2 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Flip the laptop so that the back panel is facing up.

    • Remove the ten 4.0mm T6 Torx screws from the back of the laptop.

  2. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Gently lift the back cover off of the laptop.

  3. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 1 of 2 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Push the black battery cable towards the battery to disconnect it.

  4. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the six #0 3.8mm Phillips screws from the battery.

  5. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Gently lift the battery out of the laptop chassis.

  6. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement, Wireless Card: step 6, image 1 of 2 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement, Wireless Card: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry the grey wire off the wifi card.

    • Pry the black wire off the wifi card.

  7. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the one #0 2.9mm Phillips screw from the base of the wifi card.

  8. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Gently lift and pull the wifi card out.

  9. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement, SSD: step 9, image 1 of 2 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement, SSD: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the one #0 2.9mm Phillips screw from the SSD.

  10. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Gently lift and wiggle the SSD side to side to remove it from the laptop chassis.

  11. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 11, image 1 of 3 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 11, image 2 of 3 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Push the cable away from the motherboard.

  12. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 3 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 3 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the two #0 2.9mm Phillips screws from the daughter board.

  13. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the daughter board with the plastic opening tool.

    • You will hear two clicks when lifting the daughter board.

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    • Lift the daughter board, unrouting the wireless cables from their plastic holders, and place it to the side.

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    • Gently lift the metal tabs on the daughter board to free the wires.

  16. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 3 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 2 of 3 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 3 of 3
    • Detach the five flat flex cables attached to the motherboard as follows:

    • 1. Flip the cable holder up with a finger nail

    • 2. Pull on the tab to remove the cable.

    • The large black flat flex labeled 'MB' does not have a tab so gently tug the cable free from the end after flipping the cable holder.

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    • Remove the four #0 2.3mm Phillips screws holding down the motherboard.

    • Remove the two #0 2.9mm Phillips screws holding down the fan.

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    • Make sure the motherboard and fan are not caught on anything when flipping it over.

    • Gently lift and flip the motherboard over.

  19. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 3 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 19, image 2 of 3 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Motherboard Replacement: step 19, image 3 of 3
    • Flip the cable lock holding down the monitor connector.

    • Remove the monitor connector by tugging on the tab.

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

There is a tremendous difference between this model and the lenovo yoga 4 900-13ISK.

These instructions do not apply, but some steps are similar

corey - Reply

Hi. Do you have any idea where I could by a replacement motherboard and how much that would cost? Please answer to martin.loffler@gmail.com. Thank you so much. Best, Martin

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