The Librem 14 is deliberately made easy to repair and upgrade. By removing just a few screws, you can easily replace the battery, wifi module, RAM, or the M.2 ssd.┬áThis is really nice if you already own hardware you’d like to put in a barebones Librem 14 order, or if you want to upgrade the hardware in your current Librem 14.

To start the disassembly, make sure your Librem is powered off and not charging. Carefully remove the screws along the outside.Use a pick or spudger along the edge to pop off the back cover.With a back removed, you can easily replace the battery by disconnecting it here, then unscrewing its 3 different mounting points.The wifi module can be replaced by disconnecting the antennas and then unscrewing it.RAM pops right out when you pull these two tabs apart.The M.2 SSD can be unscrewed and swapped without fuss.Reassembly is just as easy. Attach the devices and battery, snap on the backplate, and screw it down along the edges.

Purism Products and Availability Chart

 ModelStatusLead Time 
Most Secure PC Purism Librem Mini
Librem MiniIn Stock10 days
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Most Secure Laptop Purism Librem 14Librem 14In Stock10 days
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The current product and shipping chart of Purism Librem products, updated on May 11, 2022

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