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Image 1/2: Slide the highlighted tab to the left. Image 2/2: With your finger on the tab, remove the battery by lifting it upwards away from the laptop.
  • Flip the ThinkPad over so that it is upside down.

  • Slide the highlighted tab to the left.

  • With your finger on the tab, remove the battery by lifting it upwards away from the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Pull the hard drive out. Image 2/3: Pull the hard drive out. Image 3/3: Pull the hard drive out.
  • Remove the highlighted screw with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • Pull the hard drive out.

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Image 1/1: Remove the six 16.7mm screws inside the circled holes.
  • Make sure the laptop is upside down and oriented in the direction shown.

  • Remove the six 16.7mm screws inside the circled holes.

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Image 1/1: Remove the black cover to reveal a 14.8mm screw.
  • Rotate the ThinkPad so that the hard drive bay is facing you.

  • Remove the black cover to reveal a 14.8mm screw.

  • Remove the uncovered screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Pry apart the keyboard with a plastic opening tool or with your fingers. Image 2/2: Pry apart the keyboard with a plastic opening tool or with your fingers.
  • Flip the ThinkPad over and open the LCD panel.

  • Pry apart the keyboard with a plastic opening tool or with your fingers.

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Image 1/3: Lift the front end of the keyboard as shown. Image 2/3: Using your fingers, remove the black film cover. Image 3/3: Using your fingers, remove the black film cover.
  • Be careful not to pull out the keyboard carelessly; there is a connector underneath it!

  • Lift the front end of the keyboard as shown.

  • Using your fingers, remove the black film cover.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the ribbon cable by removing the connector. Image 2/3: Disconnect the ribbon cable by removing the connector. Image 3/3: Disconnect the ribbon cable by removing the connector.
  • Locate the connector attached to the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable by removing the connector.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two 5.6mm screws. Image 2/2: Remove the 16.7mm screw.
  • Lift and remove the keyboard.

  • Remove the two 5.6mm screws.

  • Remove the 16.7mm screw.

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Image 1/3: Pry off the upper case with your hands. Image 2/3: Pry off the upper case with your hands. Image 3/3: Pry off the upper case with your hands.
  • You will need to use a little force. Be wary of the tabs.

  • Pry off the upper case with your hands.

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  • Remove the 5.6mm screw that holds the LCD to the upper case.

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Image 1/3: Remove the other two 16.7mm screws. Image 2/3: Lift and remove connector. Image 3/3: Lift and remove connector.
  • Remove the 5.6mm screw on the left side of the three-pronged connector.

  • Remove the other two 16.7mm screws.

  • Lift and remove connector.

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  • Pull out the white tab connecting the LCD to the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Remove the four 5.6mm long screws. Image 2/2: Remove the four 5.6mm long screws.
  • Turn the laptop so that the back is facing you.

  • Remove the four 5.6mm long screws.

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Image 1/3: Gently lift the LCD monitor up and out. Image 2/3: Remove the black plastic tab. Image 3/3: Remove the black plastic tab.
  • Place the laptop so that the LCD is facing you again.

  • Gently lift the LCD monitor up and out.

  • Remove the black plastic tab.

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Image 1/1: One screw (yellow) is observable. The three other screws (red) are below the heatsink bracket.
  • Locate the 4 screws that will need to be removed.

  • One screw (yellow) is observable. The three other screws (red) are below the heatsink bracket.

  • Remove the 5.6mm (yellow) and three 16.1mm (red) screws.

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  • Lift the heatsink bracket up.

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Image 1/3: Lift the fan/heatsink assembly up. Image 2/3: Locate the fan power cable and pull upwards near the connector. Image 3/3: Remove the fan/heatsink assembly.
  • Be careful not to pull too hard! There is a cable attached to the fan!

  • Lift the fan/heatsink assembly up.

  • Locate the fan power cable and pull upwards near the connector.

  • Remove the fan/heatsink assembly.

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Image 1/2: Remove the CPU by lifting it upwards. Image 2/2: If the CPU is reusable, place it in an antistatic bag and away from moisture.
  • Use a flathead to turn the screw 180 degrees.

  • Remove the CPU by lifting it upwards.

  • If the CPU is reusable, place it in an antistatic bag and away from moisture.

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Conclusion

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

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