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 out towards the front of the device.

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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.

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  • Insert the iPod opening tools between the right and left sides of the latch.

  • Pry the right side of the latch, and then pry the left side to detach the laptop's cover.

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  • Open the flap on the right side.

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  • Insert the iPod opening tools towards the right side of the latch.

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

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  • Lift the keyboard slowly.

  • A cable connects the keyboard to the motherboard. If you are not careful, you will damage the cable.

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

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  • 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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