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Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Internal Battery Replacement

What you need

  1. Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Internal Battery Replacement, External Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Internal Battery Replacement, External Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Disable the battery, power down, and unplug your device before you begin.

    • Flip the laptop over so the bottom of the device is showing.

  2. Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Internal Battery Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Internal Battery Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Internal Battery Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Using your fingers, slide the lock on each side of the battery to the unlocked position.

    • Remove the battery from the slot.

  3. Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Internal Battery Replacement, Back Cover: step 3, image 1 of 2 Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Internal Battery Replacement, Back Cover: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, loosen the six captive screws.

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    • Insert the blue plastic opening tool into the space between the lower case and the chassis.

    • Slide the opening tool around the perimeter of the case to release the clips holding the case and the chassis together.

    • If it feels like the battery well portion of the back cover isn't loose, these clips may be holding the cover to the laptop. Use your opening tool to pry the clips loose and try removing the cover again.

    • Remove the back case.

  5. Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Internal Battery Replacement, Internal Battery: step 5, image 1 of 2 Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Internal Battery Replacement, Internal Battery: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the two 4.6 mm screws securing the internal battery to the frame.

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    • Use the spudger to slide the battery socket connector parallel to the motherboard and out of its socket on the motherboard.

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    • Using the black nylon spudger, wedge the battery up from the case and lift it out.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

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4 Comments

"What you need" contains a wrong part.

cumledomla - Reply

Hi @cumledomla, I've added the internal battery for this guide. Thanks for pointing that out! The external battery will show up in the "What you need" section because it's imported from the prerequisite guide for the external battery. Hope this helps.

Sarah Westberg - Reply

The "Battery 2" on my T480 does not load. Is Battery 2 the internal or the external battery?

Finn Hove - Reply

Battery 2 is the external battery.

Peter Falk - Reply

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