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  1. Using both latches on the left and right side of the Thinkpad, lift up the screen. Again using both latches, push them back while pushing the keyboard up till it pops up, then lift the keyboard up. You may need to use a little force. Again using both latches, push them back while pushing the keyboard up till it pops up, then lift the keyboard up. You may need to use a little force.
    • Using both latches on the left and right side of the Thinkpad, lift up the screen.

    • Again using both latches, push them back while pushing the keyboard up till it pops up, then lift the keyboard up. You may need to use a little force.

  2. Lift the battery using it's cloth pull tab and lift it out of the ThinkPad. Set it aside. Lift the battery using it's cloth pull tab and lift it out of the ThinkPad. Set it aside.
    • Lift the battery using it's cloth pull tab and lift it out of the ThinkPad. Set it aside.

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  4. Remove the following screws, there should be 3. Two of the screw spots may be slightly different on yours. The cover has adhesive on it at these spots, pull it slowly till the adhesive releases. Then lift the cover up, you may need to hold it.
    • Remove the following screws, there should be 3. Two of the screw spots may be slightly different on yours.

    • The cover has adhesive on it at these spots, pull it slowly till the adhesive releases. Then lift the cover up, you may need to hold it.

    • Keep track of the screws, the one that holds the drive to the board and cover is small, so don't loose it!

  5. Disconnect or remove the cable located above the drive, be careful as the cable is fragile. You may use a flat head screwdriver or plier to remove the cable easier. Lightly push/lift up both sides of cable then pull it off.
    • Disconnect or remove the cable located above the drive, be careful as the cable is fragile.

    • You may use a flat head screwdriver or plier to remove the cable easier. Lightly push/lift up both sides of cable then pull it off.

    • Your drive should have 2 screws holding it down, remove them. They are small so keep track of them!

  6. Slide the drive down till it is out of the ThinkPad. The ThinkPad uses a proprietary IDE connector, so not just any CD-Drive will work. Models that will work: Teac CD-44E, CD-46E, CD-48E.
    • Slide the drive down till it is out of the ThinkPad.

    • The ThinkPad uses a proprietary IDE connector, so not just any CD-Drive will work. Models that will work: Teac CD-44E, CD-46E, CD-48E.

Conclusion

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

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