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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement

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  1. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement, Back cover removal: step 1, image 1 of 2 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers 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 Lower Speakers Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 1 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 2 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers 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 Lower Speakers Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 3, image 1 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 3, image 2 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers 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 Lower Speakers Replacement, Battery disconnect: step 4, image 1 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement, Battery disconnect: step 4, image 2 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement, Battery disconnect: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Use tweezers or your fingers to peel back the plastic shield covering the battery connector.

  5. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 5, image 1 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 5, image 2 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up on and disconnect the battery cable.

  6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement, Lower Speakers: step 6, image 1 of 2 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement, Lower Speakers: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Remove three 8mm Phillips #0 screws from both the left and right side speakers.

    • You are not required to remove the battery in order to remove these speakers.

  7. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the insert connector from the motherboard by sliding it straight out from the port.

    • An opening tool can be used if a finger is too large.

  8. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Lower Speakers Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Lift speakers straight up and out of the device.

    • The two speakers are connected via a mutual wire, so they have to be removed and replaced together.

Conclusion

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

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