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Lenovo ThinkPad T460 LCD Assembly Replacement

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  1. Lenovo ThinkPad T460 LCD Assembly Replacement, External Battery: step 1, image 1 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad T460 LCD Assembly Replacement, External Battery: step 1, image 2 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad T460 LCD Assembly Replacement, External Battery: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  9. Lenovo ThinkPad T460 LCD Assembly Replacement, LCD Assembly: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 3.7 mm screws from the LCD cable bracket using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to lift the LCD cable bracket away from the motherboard.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the flat-topped LCD cable connector.

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    • Use your fingers to remove the cable from its slots.

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    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to lift up the metal clip on the camera/microphone cable.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to detach the camera/microphone cable connector from its socket.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the black and gray coaxial cables from the Wi-Fi card.

    • When reassembling, reattach the gray wire on the top and the black wire on the bottom.

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    • If your laptop has a WWAN card, disconnect the red and blue coaxial cables using the flat end of a spudger.

    • If your laptop does not have a WWAN card, remove the tape holding the red and blue coaxial cables in place.

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    • Use your fingers to remove the gray and red coaxial cables from their slots along the motherboard.

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    • Use your fingers to remove the blue and black coaxial cables from their slots along the top of the motherboard.

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    • Remove the four 4.7 mm screws from the hinges using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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    • Lift the bottom of the laptop up by a few inches to rotate the two upper hinges.

    • Place the bottom of the laptop back down.

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    • Use both of your hands to lift the bottom of the laptop away from the LCD assembly.

Conclusion

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

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