Lenovo Essential G580 Processor + Memory/Ram Upgrade

Lenovo Essential G580 Processor + Memory/Ram Upgrade
Lenovo Essential G580 Processor + Memory/Ram Upgrade
Lenovo Essential G580 Processor +
Memory/Ram Upgrade
Is your Lenovo Essential G Series Laptop In need of a Processor and/or Memory Upgrade? If so
this guide will show YOU how to install that new Processor and Memory upgrade.
Written By: Josh Wright
INTRODUCTION
This Laptop used in this guide is a Lenovo G580 but the guide could be followed and used for other
models within the G series as the Positioning of the Processor and Memory will be similar but sadly I
cannot confirm this as I have not seen the motherboard of every Lenovo G series laptop.
TOOLS:
PARTS:
Phillips #1 Screwdriver (1)
The Replacement Processor (1)
Arctic Silver Thermal Paste (1)
The Replacement Memory Module/s (1)
High Content Rubbing Alcohol (1)
iFixit Opening Tools (1)
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Step 1 — Processor + Memory/Ram Upgrade
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Begin by ensuring that the Laptop is powered off and disconnected from the power supply.
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Close the lid and turn the Laptop to expose the bottom.
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Remove the Battery.
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Remove the two Phillips Screws that are boxed in red on the Picture.
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Slide the black cover down by following the arrow on the Second Picture.
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Step 2
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If you're just Upgrading the Memory/Ram skip to Step 13.
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If you're just Upgrading the Processor carry onto step 12, ignoring step 13.
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If you're upgrading the Processor and Memory then continue without skipping steps.
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Step 3
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Remove the screws holding the Hard
Drive in place (Boxed in Red). Then
remove the Hard Drive.
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Remove the screw holding the
Optical drive in place (Boxed in
Pink). Then slide the optical drive
out, following the Pink Arrow.
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Remove the screw holding the
Wireless card (Boxed in Green) and
then remove the wires going into the
wireless card by gently pulling them
up, take care not to apply too much
pressure, use a Safe Open Tool if
you are afraid of damaging them.
(Ignore the second green box, the
lower box is the one with a
screw).
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Remove the Wireless Card by gently
removing it from its slot.
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Disconnect the cable connected to
the logic board near to the Wireless
Card (Boxed in Yellow) by gently
pulling up.
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Step 4
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Remove the 3 Screws holding the Keyboard to the Laptop (Boxed In Red).
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Turn the Laptop over and open the lid to reveal the Keyboard.
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Using a Safe open tool or any prying tool begin to pry up the Keyboard from all sides.
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Once the Keyboard is loose GENTLY push it towards the LCD without lifting it up more than three
inches.
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Pull up on the tab holding the Keyboard Flex in position (Boxed In Green) and remove the
Keyboard.
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Step 5
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Close the lid and turn the Laptop back upside down.
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Remove all the screws boxed in red.
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Remove the 2 remaining screws boxed in Blue.
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Step 6
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WARNING THIS STEP WILL VOID ANY WARRANTY YOU CURRENTLY HAVE REGARDING THE
LAPTOP!
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Remove the Lenovo sticker (If you are really careful you can remove the sticker without tearing it
and place it back on later) And then remove the screw underneath it.
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Using the same method as the Keyboard unlock the 2 visible Flex cables connected to the
motherboard (Boxed in green).
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Unplug the two wires going into the motherboard (Boxed in Blue).
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Step 7
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Ensure that all screws are removed and cables disconnected.
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Gently pry on the side of the Laptop to release the top cover the the bottom cover working your
way around all the sides of the Laptop (Front Left + Right).
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Once the majority of the Sides are opened up carefully lift up the top case.
Step 8
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We will be working on the Big left
motherboard so the other smaller
boards will need to be disconnected.
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Remove the Ribbon Flex holding the
two smaller logic boards to the
Mother board (Boxed in Red).
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Remove The 4 wires connecting the
Speakers to the Main Board (Boxed
in Green).
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Remove the flex going up to the
display (Boxed in Blue).
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Step 9
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Remove the 2 screws holding the Main Board to the bottom casing (Boxed in Red).
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Lift the logic logic board gently out of the casing.
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Place the casing to one side with the rest of the Parts.
Step 10
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Unplug the wires connected to the logic board from the Cooling Fan.
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Unscrew the three screws (Boxed In Red).
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Lift out the Fan and the heat sink it is attached to.
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Twist the screw slightly to the left, so that the pointed black plastic point looks like picture 3. It will
not come out easily if this is done wrong so check, check then check again.
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Lift out the processor carefully.
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Step 11
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Insert the new Processor.
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Twist the screw Clockwise Back into its original position (So the black point is pointing right).
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Use isopropyll to clean the processor is necessary.
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Open up the thermal Compound and apply it to the shiny reflective part of the new processor ( Do
not use lots only a little is needed but ensure that the whole of it is covered).
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It should look just about like the second Photo but it will differ in colour and positioning.
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Step 12
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Use some isopropyll to remove the
old Thermal Grease/Compound from
the heat sink.
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Apply A little amount of Thermal
Compound to the Copper part of the
cooling unit in the same positioning
as the last. A miniscule amount, just
enough to create a tiny layer.
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Screw in the Cooling unit/Heat sink.
Screw the 2 bottom screws first then
the top screw.
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Plug the wires from the Cooling Fan
back into the Mother Board.
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There you have it :) Your new
Processor is installed.
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Step 13
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The Memory slots are now as exposed as possible so it's time to install the New Memory Modules.
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If you have not already done so Remove the Memory Module By releasing the locks that hold it in
place (Boxed in Green). Push them apart in the direction shown.
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Lift out the Memory Module.
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Insert the new module (If only upgrading with one module it is important to use the bottom Slot)
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Push the Memory down until the Locks lock It into Position.
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The new Memory Is now installed :)
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To re-assemble follow the guide in reverse order ignoring steps 10,11 and 12.
To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.
This document was last generated on 2017-04-19 08:00:53 PM.
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