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Disassemblly of the case of a LENOVO Y510

Trying to disassemble the case of a LENOVO Y510 Laptop. Something is holding it together right beneath the touchpad Left button. There are no screws, covers, glued-on-pads or labels in this area. Is the button removable?

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    Robert Lewis Sep 16, 2009

    Got it! There is a panel (with lines and Media Player Controls) above (toward the screen) that must be removed by prying it up. The keyboard is then pried up at the top and pushed toward the screen and it will lift out. After removing the ribbon cable, move the keyboard out of the area. There is one, lone, pan head screw at the lower left of the opening where the keyboard was. Remove that and the case bottom can be removed after unplugging the appropriate ribbon cables.

    For all of you who are having problems with the hinges on the Y510 and any other models that may have the problem, if it is not in warranty, you might as well sell it on eBay or get ready to pay quite a bit to have it repaired. I was told that LENOVO will not sell you the case as a repair part. The part number, for what it's worth is - 31032658 for Y510 units without Television.

    For those considering a new laptop, Buy a DELL or a SONY or an ACER! Do not order a LENOVO under any circumstances....even if it's free! I ordered a Y530 as a replacement for my wife's Y510 and I regret that very much! I was treated like someone trying to get an in-warranty repair, even though I said that my wife had accidentally dropped it a short distance! LENOVO said that it is considered a "Consumer unit" and they don't sell repair parts for the IdeaPad Series! Aort of like buying a car and they don't sell replacement parts for it! Bottom line....Throw the LENOVO!!! I can't put into words how much I despise the company and its products!!

  • Robert Lewis
    Robert Lewis Sep 16, 2009

    Thanks for the tip about HP's Customer Service. I worked at SEARS for a few years and their emphasis was Customer Service. I always tried to provide as much assistance as possible and as I'm sure you know, some people were quite difficult. Nevertheless, I gave it my best.

    Thanks again,




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Well, I have been unsuccessful at getting a good look from a service manual but I might have an answer for you on what is hanging you up. Look in the area near the touchpad on the base. Are there what appears to be two Hex shaped stand-offs screwed to the motherboard in that area. These are generally used to secure Mini-pci cards and they are usually zinc in color. They may even have a plastic support nearby with an arrow by each standoff as a guide to remove them as a matter of case disassembly. Just a thought to look out for something like that.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

Testimonial: "I'll check it out. The "box" is out in my shop. There are some zinc plated torx standoffs in the areas about 2" away. Thanks!"

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    Chip Sep 16, 2009

    I applaud you on your I don't usually work on IBM / Lenovo because of the "layering" construction they employ. You are right in the Acer, Toshiba, HP...much easier to work on although I think HP customer service is the worst there ever was. I glad you were able to work it out.



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