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Lenovo ThinkPad T460 Internal Battery Replacement

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    • Before you begin this guide, make sure to disable the internal battery, power down your device, and disconnect from any external power sources.

    • Place the laptop so that the bottom is facing upwards.

    • Slide the latch on the left side of the battery to the left until it clicks in place.

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    • Slide the latch on the right side of the battery to the right and hold it in place with your thumb.

    • Use your other hand to slide the battery towards the back of the laptop.

    • Lift the battery up and away from the laptop.

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    • Loosen the eight captive screws in the bottom cover using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger in between the bottom cover and the rest of the laptop, starting in the lower left corner.

    • Pry the lower left corner of the bottom cover up by a few millimeters.

    • Slide the spudger along the bottom of the laptop to release the clips until you reach the lower right corner.

    • You may hear some snapping noises as the clips are released.

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    • Slide the spudger along the right and top sides of the bottom cover to release the clips.

    • You may hear some snapping noises as the clips are released.

    • Potential for device damage: If the clips do not release easily, check to ensure that the captive screws are fully loosened. Forcing the clips to detach can crack the bottom cover.

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    • Use the spudger to pry the upper left corner up by a few millimeters.

    • Pry up the sections of the bottom cover with printed logos of the ports.

    • Potential for device damage: Prying inside the ports themselves can damage your laptop. Be sure to only pry up on the sections of the cover that extend past the ports.

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    • Use the spudger to pry up the bottom cover in the lower portion of the external battery compartment by a few millimeters.

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    • Use both hands to lift the bottom cover up and away from the laptop.

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    • Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers to pull the black connector out of its socket.

    • This connector may be difficult to remove. You can use a pair of tweezers to gently rock the connector back and forth until it is free from the socket.

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    • Remove the three 3.7 mm screws from the internal battery using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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    • Use your hands to lift the battery up and away from the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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