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Introduction

Use this guide to replace an old or faulty battery and revitalize your ThinkPad. If your battery is swollen, take appropriate precautions.

  1. Before proceeding, unplug and power down your ThinkPad. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down. Use a Size 0 Philips screwdriver to loosen the  nine screws on the bottom of the case. They will not come out entirely, but you will feel when they are loose enough.
    • Before proceeding, unplug and power down your ThinkPad. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down.

    • Use a Size 0 Philips screwdriver to loosen the nine screws on the bottom of the case. They will not come out entirely, but you will feel when they are loose enough.

    • You will need to remove the rubber pads from the bottom three screws using a pair of tweezers.

  2. Insert an opening pick into the space between the lower case and the chassis.
    • Insert an opening pick into the space between the lower case and the chassis.

    • Slide the opening pick around the case, pushing inward to release the clips securing the lower case. You should feel and hear the clip pop free.

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  4. When all the clips have been released, you should be able to easily remove the lower case.
    • When all the clips have been released, you should be able to easily remove the lower case.

    • If you feel resistance when lifting the case, ensure all the clips have been released and all the screws are adequately loosened.

  5. Use a spudger or other plastic tool to push the battery connector in the direction of the arrow, removing it from its socket.
    • Use a spudger or other plastic tool to push the battery connector in the direction of the arrow, removing it from its socket.

  6. Remove the four screws securing the battery to the upper case.
    • Remove the four screws securing the battery to the upper case.

  7. Lift the battery out of the upper case.
    • Lift the battery out of the upper case.

Conclusion

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

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