Introduction

How to open up the IBM ThinkPad 560z

Slide the battery release latch to the right.
  • Slide the battery release latch to the right.

  • Pull out the battery.

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Remove the 7 mm Philip screws.
  • Remove the 7 mm Philip screws.

  • Remove the 10 mm Philip screws.

  • Remove the 14 mm Philip screw.

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Open the flap on the left hand side. Open the flap on the left hand side.
  • Open the flap on the left hand side.

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Insert the iPod opening tools between the right and left sides of the latch. Pry at first the right then left side of the latch to detach the laptop's cover.
  • Insert the iPod opening tools between the right and left sides of the latch.

  • Pry at first the right then left side of the latch to detach the laptop's cover.

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Open the flap on the right side. Open the flap on the right side.
  • Open the flap on the right side.

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Insert the iPod opening tools within this latch towards the right side.
  • Insert the iPod opening tools within this latch towards the right side.

  • Gently pry out this side to release the top cover.

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Lift the keyboard slowly. The keyboard is attached to the computer via a cable which can be damaged if not careful.
  • Lift the keyboard slowly.

  • The keyboard is attached to the computer via a cable which can be damaged if not careful.

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Use your fingers or a spudger to detach the connector.
  • Use your fingers or a spudger to detach the connector.

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Carefully lift and remove the keyboard. Carefully lift and remove the keyboard.
  • Carefully lift and remove the keyboard.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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