This video will illustrate how to replace the M.2 Solid State Drive in your ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2nd and 3rd Gen).
If possible, back up your data before replacing the internal storage drive. Create recovery media or order it from Lenovo:
** IMPORTANT: To protect against electrostatic discharge, place your machine on a clean, non-conductive workspace, such as a kitchen table or countertop, and use plastic or coated tools when replacing internal components.
For more detailed information on electrostatic discharge and how to prevent it, please watch our “Understanding Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)” video:
Purchase a non-metallic pry tool: