Cracking Open Lenovo IdeaPad K1: Disconnecting the motherboard cables
Before removing the IdeaPad K1's motherboard, I detached all the remaining ribbon cables and connectors.
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Great job on the breakdown! I am thinking of developing a car charger for the K1, but from the images I can't tell the type/brand of the i/o/power/usb connector. Is is totally proprietary, or is it a shelf part?