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Introduction

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

Parts

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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  5. 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.

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

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

  8. 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.

Conclusion

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

Gerald Watanabe

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