Introduction

Prerequisite: Battery, Uppercase removed

  1. Flip the ThinkPad over so that it is upside down.
    • 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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  2. Remove the highlighted screw with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
    • Remove the highlighted screw with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Pull the hard drive out.

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Locate the connector attached to the motherboard.

    • Disconnect the ribbon cable by removing the connector.

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    • Lift and remove the keyboard.

    • Remove the two 5.6mm screws.

    • Remove the 16.7mm screw.

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    • 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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    • 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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    • Turn the laptop so that the back is facing you.

    • Remove the four 5.6mm long screws.

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    • 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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Conclusion

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

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