Introduction

You will learn how to open the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and replace the solid state drive. This guide only covers replacing the SSD. It does not cover loading the operating system back on the device.

Parts

No parts required.

Use phillips #2 screwdriver to loosen seven cover screws.
  • Use phillips #2 screwdriver to loosen seven cover screws.

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Use spudger to pop open bottom cover, remove and set aside.
  • Use spudger to pop open bottom cover, remove and set aside.

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Disconnect the battery connector from the main board by pulling the connector towards the battery.
  • Disconnect the battery connector from the main board by pulling the connector towards the battery.

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Use the # 2 phillips screwdriver and remove the screw holding the SSD in place.
  • Use the # 2 phillips screwdriver and remove the screw holding the SSD in place.

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Remove the SSD by sliding it out of the connector to the right.
  • Remove the SSD by sliding it out of the connector to the right.

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Conclusion

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

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hi, can advise me which of the latest ssd 256/500 GB ssd's would work on a x1 carbon i5?

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