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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement

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  1. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Back cover removal: step 1, image 1 of 2 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Back cover removal: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to loosen the five captive screws securing the back cover.

  2. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 1 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 2 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening pick at a 45˚ angle between the back cover and frame near the rear middle screw.

    • Pry up on the pick to release the clips securing the back cover to the frame.

    • You will hear several clicks while prying up.

  3. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 3, image 1 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 3, image 2 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the back cover up and remove it from the chassis.

    • You will hear several clicks while lifting up.

    • During reassembly, this is a good point to power on your laptop and test all functions before sealing it up. Be sure to power your laptop back down before you continue working.

  4. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Unfasten the battery: step 4, image 1 of 2 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Unfasten the battery: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the six 4.9 mm-long screws securing the battery.

  5. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Remove the battery: step 5, image 1 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Remove the battery: step 5, image 2 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Remove the battery: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the battery straight out of its recess and remove it.

  6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Fingerprint Scanner: step 6, image 1 of 2 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement, Fingerprint Scanner: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Peel back the black adhesive tape covering the ribbon cable connecting the trackpad and fingerprint scanner to the motherboard.

  7. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Unclip the connector ribbon from the fingerprint scanner by lifting upwards on the clip with an opening tool.

  8. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove one 3mm screw from the fingerprint scanner mounting bracket with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Lift the fingerprint scanner mounting bracket upwards to remove it.

  9. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Using an opening tool, lift the fingerprint scanner upwards.

  10. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Fingerprint Scanner Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully lift the fingerprint scanner to remove from the chassis.

Conclusion

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

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