Introduction

The Mini-PCI port can be accessed easily after removing the rear cover

Parts

No parts required.

Unscrew the 20 Phillips screws on the underside of the T42.
  • Unscrew the 20 Phillips screws on the underside of the T42.

    • For ease of reassembly, keep your screws organized.

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Unscrew the 2 Phillips screws on both sides of the T42's rear.
  • Unscrew the 2 Phillips screws on both sides of the T42's rear.

leave these four screws alone. No need to remove them.

fredwb - Reply

Of course you need to remove them you Dingbat! They are the main anchors of the screen hinges, Doh!

wbcam -

There are tiny numbers showing the lengths of the screws. 1-2-3-4 where 1 is the shortest.

The dark red circles are not very easy to see. How about white ones?

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Flip the laptop over and open the screen.
  • Flip the laptop over and open the screen.

    • The bezel and keyboard will be loose, be careful.

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Carefully maneuver the palm rest away from the keyboard, as both the keyboard and palm rest/trackpad will come off together. Remember, both the keyboard and trackpad have connectors to the motherboard. Disconnect these before completely removing either component.
  • Carefully maneuver the palm rest away from the keyboard, as both the keyboard and palm rest/trackpad will come off together.

    • Remember, both the keyboard and trackpad have connectors to the motherboard. Disconnect these before completely removing either component.

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Remove the screw affixing the bracket down.
  • Remove the screw affixing the bracket down.

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Lift the bracket up and out.
  • Lift the bracket up and out.

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Carefully disconnect it from the motherboard and pull it out of the device.
  • Carefully disconnect it from the motherboard and pull it out of the device.

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Conclusion

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

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