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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement

What you need

  1. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement, Bottom Panel: step 1, image 1 of 2 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement, Bottom Panel: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the nine captive screws on the bottom cover of the laptop using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • The screws do not fully come out of the back cover, so there is no need for screw management.

    • There are a few small clips around the edge that you may need to pry at to free them. An opening pick may be helpful for this process.

  2. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the back cover up and off of the computer.

  3. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement, Speakers: step 3, image 1 of 3 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement, Speakers: step 3, image 2 of 3 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement, Speakers: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Carefully unplug the speaker connector by pulling it towards you.

  4. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 5 mm screws on each speaker with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  5. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Unweave the blue and white wires from underneath the plastic tabs connected to the battery.

  6. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Lift each speaker up and out from the computer.

  7. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement, Lithium Battery: step 7, image 1 of 3 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement, Lithium Battery: step 7, image 2 of 3 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement, Lithium Battery: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Carefully lift the far end of the battery connector with an opening tool facing towards you.

    • Remove the connector by pushing it forward and lifting.

  8. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the central 5 mm screw with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  9. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Gen Lithium Battery Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the battery up and out of the computer.

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

Use a Phillips #0 not a #1 or P0 driver. It makes life a lot easier. ??

Jim Barbieri - Reply

Amazing skills learned for a beginner like me, thanks for this valuable knowledge!

Alberto Aquino - Reply

After replacing the battery, the laptop failed to boot. Following error is displayed: 1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card (1199/9071). System is halted.

How to resolve this?

Pascal S - Reply

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