Repairing IBM ThinkPad T41 CPU
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This is a step by step guide for replacing/repairing the CPU of an IBM ThinkPad T41 laptop. It will aid you in taking apart your laptop to reach the CPU.
- Author: Marissa Blustein
- Time required: 26 to 32 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
This repair guide will aid you in taking apart your IBM ThinkPad T41 laptop to reach and replace its CPU.
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Close the screen and turn the closed laptop over.
Remove all 17 screws on the bottom of the computer.
The multiple colors (turquoise, red, blue, orange, yellow, and purple) are for organizational purposes, indicating different screws.
Your computer may have more if it still has its optical device, HDD, or battery. The yellow markers are the location of at least two extra screws that we don't have.
Lift the black plastic border by lifting on either side.
Once the sides are up, pull the border towards you and away from the screen.
When lifting up, there are two pairs of plastic clips hooking into the fan grill. If you pull hard enough the border will come away, but it's better to push the clips with the spudger.