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IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement

What you need

  1. IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the computer over to see the small tab on the battery located near the top of the Thinkpad.

    • Use your finger to slide the tab to the right to unlock the battery.

  2. IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Once the tab is in the unlocked position (far right), pull the battery outwards away from the Thinkpad.

    • The battery is now disconnected.

  3. IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement, LCD Screen: step 3, image 1 of 3 IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement, LCD Screen: step 3, image 2 of 3 IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement, LCD Screen: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Open the laptop so that the screen is facing you.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the eight plastic screw covers around the display.

    • Note that there are screw covers on the sides (two on the left and one on the right).

  4. IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove the eight 3.25 mm screws uncapped from the previous step.

  5. IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully pry the plastic border away from the screen using the plastic opening tool.

    • Note that this step requires some force. There are plastic clips that help hold the border in place so do not worry about snapping sounds.

  6. IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Use your fingers to pry the screen out of its housing far enough to gain access to the ribbon cables and small screws holding the screen in place.

  7. IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • At the top of the screen, detach the small white clip by pulling it towards you with your finger.

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    • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the 4 mm screw.

  9. IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the four 3.25 mm screws

    • The other two screws are in the same position on the opposite side of the display.

  10. IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • The screen should be free to move now. Let the display rest on the keyboard with the screen facing down.

    • Peel the tape off to expose the LCD connection.

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    • Turn the inverter over to expose the white clip.

    • Squeeze and pull the wires with your fingers to detach the white clip.

  12. IBM Thinkpad T60 LCD Screen Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the video cable by pulling the grey flat wire. Now the screen is completely separate from the ThinkPad.

Conclusion

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

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