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Lenovo ThinkPad T500 Speaker Replacement

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This is a detailed guide on how to replace the speakers on the Lenovo ThinkPad T500.

Step 1 Speaker  ¶ 

Remove the eight 14mm screws using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

Step 1 Speaker  ¶ 

  • Remove the eight 14mm screws using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

Step 2  ¶ 

Lift the palm rest panel up.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Lift the palm rest panel up.

  • Be sure to lift the panel slowly; there is a ribbon cable attached to the bottom.

Step 3  ¶ 

Use the spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Use the spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable.

Step 4  ¶ 

With the panel disconnected, lift the keyboard.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • With the panel disconnected, lift the keyboard.

  • As with the panel, lift the keyboard slowly; there is a ribbon cable attached to the bottom.

Step 5  ¶ 

Disconnect the ribbon cable with the spudger.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable with the spudger.

Step 6  ¶ 

Remove the keyboard and the panel. Using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver, remove the three 3 mm screws that are at the bottom sides and near the top-left of the speaker cover.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Remove the keyboard and the panel.

  • Using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver, remove the three 3 mm screws that are at the bottom sides and near the top-left of the speaker cover.

  • Disconnect the orange and blue cables next to the left side of the speaker cover.

Step 7  ¶ 

Remove the speaker cover by carefully pulling up and towards you.

Step 7  ¶ 

  • Remove the speaker cover by carefully pulling up and towards you.

Step 8  ¶ 

Remove the four 3mm screws on the speakers with the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

Step 8  ¶ 

  • Remove the four 3mm screws on the speakers with the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

Step 9  ¶ 

Using the spudger, lift the tape over the right speaker's wires. Although the right speaker is unscrewed, it can't be removed from the laptop yet!

Step 9  ¶ 

  • Using the spudger, lift the tape over the right speaker's wires.

  • Although the right speaker is unscrewed, it can't be removed from the laptop yet!

Step 10  ¶ 

Detach the blue and orange cables from the left speaker's clamps. Detach the blue and orange cables from the left speaker's clamps.

Step 10  ¶ 

  • Detach the blue and orange cables from the left speaker's clamps.

Step 11  ¶ 

Locate the plug in the middle of the laptop that connects both the left and right speakers. Use the spudger to unplug the speaker wires. Use the spudger to unplug the speaker wires.

Step 11  ¶ 

  • Locate the plug in the middle of the laptop that connects both the left and right speakers.

  • Use the spudger to unplug the speaker wires.

Step 12  ¶ 

Remove the speakers.

Step 12  ¶ 

  • Remove the speakers.