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Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Heatsink Replacement

What you need

  1. Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Heatsink Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before you begin, be sure to turn off your laptop and discharge the battery down to 25%.

    • Remove the five 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws securing the back cover.

    • These screws are captive and cannot be removed completely from the back cover.

    • Lift and remove the back cover.

  2. Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Heatsink Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the five 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws securing the two batteries.

  3. Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Heatsink Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug the two-wire connector from the motherboard by gently pulling it towards the battery.

    • Pull parallel to the battery, not straight up.

  4. Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Heatsink Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Heatsink Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Heatsink Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Each battery has a black tab covering the electrical contacts.

    • Lift the battery by its tab and remove it from the device.

  5. Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Heatsink Replacement, Heatsink: step 5, image 1 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Heatsink Replacement, Heatsink: step 5, image 2 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Heatsink Replacement, Heatsink: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the fan power cable in red square first.

    • Loosen all four 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws marked in red circle to take off the Radiator Assembly.

    • Those 4 screws can't be removed since all the screws have a retainer from the back

Conclusion

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

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