Introduction

This guide will show how to remove and replace the RAM of the IBM Thinkpad T60. Remember to always power down the computer before attempting any installation/removal of any hardware components. Be sure to remove the AC adapter and all cables from the computer. If the computer has been on, wait several minutes before beginning the procedure to ensure all parts have cooled down.

Image 1/1: Use your finger to slide the tab to the right to unlock the battery.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: The battery is now disconnected. Image 2/2: The battery is now disconnected.
  • Once the tab is in the unlocked position (far right), pull the battery outwards away from the Thinkpad.

  • The battery is now disconnected.

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  • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the four 17.0 mm screws.

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Image 1/1: Open the display to access the palm rest. Apply pressure to the sides of the palm rest so that it bends upwards in the middle. Then gently lift away from the computer.
  • Turn the computer back over, so that the top is facing upwards.

  • Open the display to access the palm rest. Apply pressure to the sides of the palm rest so that it bends upwards in the middle. Then gently lift away from the computer.

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Image 1/2: The touchpad's data cable connects the palm rest to the base unit. BE CAREUL! Image 2/2: Detach the connector by pulling upwards on the white tab.
  • Slightly lift the palm rest away from the computer.

    • The touchpad's data cable connects the palm rest to the base unit. BE CAREUL!

  • Detach the connector by pulling upwards on the white tab.

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Image 1/2: The memory card will slide upwards at a 20 degree angle. Image 2/2: The memory card will slide upwards at a 20 degree angle.
  • Press out the two tabs on either side of the card at the same time.

  • The memory card will slide upwards at a 20 degree angle.

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  • Remove the memory card from the slot by pulling perpendicular to the slot.

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Conclusion

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

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