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Introduction

This guide gives instructions to remove the back cover of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen. This may be necessary if the cover is broken and needs to be replaced or if any internal components need to be accessed.

Before beginning, make sure the laptop is powered down, and the battery is below 25% charge.


Parts

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  1. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the five screws that secure the back cover to the laptop. The screws do not completely come off from the back cover. Loosen until the screws are completely loose.
    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the five screws that secure the back cover to the laptop.

    • The screws do not completely come off from the back cover. Loosen until the screws are completely loose.

  2. Use a Jimmy to lift the cover directly up off of the locating pins. Though a  metal opening tool is shown in the image, we recommend using plastic opening tools to minimize any cosmetic damage.
    • Use a Jimmy to lift the cover directly up off of the locating pins.

    • Though a metal opening tool is shown in the image, we recommend using plastic opening tools to minimize any cosmetic damage.

    • Remove the back cover.

    • If you encounter resistance when lifting the cover, revisit the screws to see if any of them are still threaded on to the device.

Conclusion

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

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