Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lenovo E31-80 – Disassembling procedure – How to check the adapter – How to remove the battery – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to check the adapter 
  • How to remove the battery pack
  • How to restore to factory setting

Lenovo E31-80 

Power system checkout
To verify if a battery pack or an ac power adapter is functional, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Connect the ac power adapter.
3. Turn on the computer. If the computer can be turned on, it means that either the battery pack or the ac power adapter is functional.
4. Insert a straightened paper clip into the novo button to reset the computer. If the computer is still powered on, it means that the ac power adapter is functional.
5. Turn off the computer.
6. Disconnect the ac power adapter and turn on the computer. If the computer can be turned on, it means that the battery pack is functional.
If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate one of the following power supply checkouts:
“Checking the ac power adapter”
Checking the ac power adapter
You are here because the computer fails only when the ac power adapter is used.
If the power problem occurs only when the docking station or the port replicator is used, replace the docking station or the port replicator.
 If the power-on indicator does not turn on, check the power cord of the AC adapter for correct continuity and installation.
To check the ac power adapter, do the following:
1. Unplug the ac power adapter cable from the computer.
2. Measure the output voltage at the plug of the ac power adapter cable. See the following illustration

Note: Output voltage of pin 2 of the ac power adapter might differ from the one you are servicing.
3. If the voltage is not correct, replace the ac power adapter.
4. If the voltage is acceptable, replace the system board.
Note: Noise from the ac power adapter does not always indicate a defect.
Restoring the factory contents by using OneKey Recovery
The Lenovo E31-80 computers come with pre-installed OneKey Recovery System. In order to save application files and the initial backed up files of the system, the hard disk in a Lenovo computer includes a hidden partition when it is shipped. If you need to restore the system to the point of your first boot up, just enter Lenovo OneKey Recovery System and run System Recovery,
DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
Case cover assembly
Remove the screws 1 and 2 that secure the base cover assembly. Remove the base cover assembly 3.
Battery pack
Unplug speakers connector in the direction shown by arrow 1, detach battery connector in the direction
shown by arrow 2, remove screws 3.