Introduction

You will learn how to open the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and replace the CPU Fan

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  • Loosen the seven cover screws. They will not come out.

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  • Use spudger to pop loose cover and slide off.

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Image 1/1: Gently remove battery connector bu pushing with the spudger in the direction of the arrow.
  • Only use plastic to remove battery connector

  • Gently remove battery connector bu pushing with the spudger in the direction of the arrow.

  • Remove four screws holding battery in place and remove battery.

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Image 1/1: These connectors are very delicate.  Use care when removing cables.
  • Use your spudger to open the connector in the direction of the arrow. Carefully remove the ribbon cable

  • These connectors are very delicate. Use care when removing cables.

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Image 1/1: Be sure to apply heat sink paste when putting fan back on CPU
  • Loosen screws and pull fan up and out of the case.

  • Be sure to apply heat sink paste when putting fan back on CPU

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Conclusion

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

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