Introduction

This guide will show you how to unscrew and remove the power board button from your laptop.

Place  laptop on a flat surface with the back cover facing up and the hinges facing you.
  • Place laptop on a flat surface with the back cover facing up and the hinges facing you.

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You will see two tabs towards the bottom of the back cover. Move the tab positioned on the right side to the right. You will know this has been done correctly when you can see the red surface beneath the tab. You will see two tabs towards the bottom of the back cover. Move the tab positioned on the right side to the right. You will know this has been done correctly when you can see the red surface beneath the tab. You will see two tabs towards the bottom of the back cover. Move the tab positioned on the right side to the right. You will know this has been done correctly when you can see the red surface beneath the tab.
  • You will see two tabs towards the bottom of the back cover. Move the tab positioned on the right side to the right. You will know this has been done correctly when you can see the red surface beneath the tab.

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Move the left tab to the left. This will release the battery. You will hear an audible 'click' and see the battery separate from the rest of the laptop. Move the left tab to the left. This will release the battery. You will hear an audible 'click' and see the battery separate from the rest of the laptop.
  • Move the left tab to the left. This will release the battery. You will hear an audible 'click' and see the battery separate from the rest of the laptop.

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Take hold of the battery at the top seam between it and the laptop. To remove, roll the battery towards yourself. Lastly, lift battery out. Take hold of the battery at the top seam between it and the laptop. To remove, roll the battery towards yourself. Lastly, lift battery out. Take hold of the battery at the top seam between it and the laptop. To remove, roll the battery towards yourself. Lastly, lift battery out.
  • Take hold of the battery at the top seam between it and the laptop. To remove, roll the battery towards yourself. Lastly, lift battery out.

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Locate and remove the 3 screws securing the outer cover of the laptop Locate and remove the 3 screws securing the outer cover of the laptop
  • Locate and remove the 3 screws securing the outer cover of the laptop

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slide cover away from hinges and lift panel off. slide cover away from hinges and lift panel off.
  • slide cover away from hinges and lift panel off.

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Locate the 3 screws on the bottom, securing the keyboard. One Screw will be located under Lenovo sticker.  Break sticker to gain access to screw. One Screw will be located under Lenovo sticker.  Break sticker to gain access to screw.
  • Locate the 3 screws on the bottom, securing the keyboard.

  • One Screw will be located under Lenovo sticker. Break sticker to gain access to screw.

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Starting on side, gently pry up using spudge.
  • Starting on side, gently pry up using spudge.

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Continue prying around top of keyboard Continue prying around top of keyboard
  • Continue prying around top of keyboard

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Once the top of keyboard is loose, gently lift up
  • Once the top of keyboard is loose, gently lift up

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lift up bottom of keyboard slightly, to access keyboard ribbon
  • lift up bottom of keyboard slightly, to access keyboard ribbon

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Using tweezers, lift up clip to remove keyboard ribbon cable.
  • Using tweezers, lift up clip to remove keyboard ribbon cable.

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Keyboard ribbon cable removed Once ribbon is removed, keyboard can be lifted out
  • Keyboard ribbon cable removed

  • Once ribbon is removed, keyboard can be lifted out

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Remove wifi wires by lifting up
  • Remove wifi wires by lifting up

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locate power and monitor cable on bottom side next to fan
  • locate power and monitor cable on bottom side next to fan

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remove power cable with tweezers by gently pullying
  • remove power cable with tweezers by gently pullying

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remove monitor cable by gently pulling on tab straight up
  • remove monitor cable by gently pulling on tab straight up

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Monitor and power cable disconnected
  • Monitor and power cable disconnected

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Disconnect the fan wires from the motherboard by lifting upwards
  • Disconnect the fan wires from the motherboard by lifting upwards

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Locate the 3 screws holding fan in place Remove 3 screws fan should lift out of place
  • Locate the 3 screws holding fan in place

  • Remove 3 screws

  • fan should lift out of place

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lift clip to remove ribbon cable for think pad.
  • lift clip to remove ribbon cable for think pad.

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lift clip to remove power button ribbon cable. lift clip to remove power button ribbon cable.
  • lift clip to remove power button ribbon cable.

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Begin by locating screws on bottom panel
  • Begin by locating screws on bottom panel

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Remove screws using a 001 phillips screw driver.
  • Remove screws using a 001 phillips screw driver.

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Once screws are removed,  begin by gently prying up in one corner using a spudge Continue to center and then around to opposite side. once all sides have been pried open, lift top half off
  • Once screws are removed, begin by gently prying up in one corner using a spudge

  • Continue to center and then around to opposite side.

  • once all sides have been pried open, lift top half off

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Top covered removed
  • Top covered removed

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At this point in disassembly, there will be one #00x5.5 mm screw securing the power button board in place. Take your screwdriver and remove the screw.
  • At this point in disassembly, there will be one #00x5.5 mm screw securing the power button board in place.

  • Take your screwdriver and remove the screw.

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Take your tweezers and grip the power button board. Using tweezers, lift power button board up and out. The cable wire for the power button board should be disconnected at this point and the piece should lift out without any extra work needed. Using tweezers, lift power button board up and out. The cable wire for the power button board should be disconnected at this point and the piece should lift out without any extra work needed.
  • Take your tweezers and grip the power button board.

  • Using tweezers, lift power button board up and out. The cable wire for the power button board should be disconnected at this point and the piece should lift out without any extra work needed.

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Conclusion

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

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