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.
- Author: Matthew Fajardo
- Difficulty: Moderate
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Step 1 — Speaker ¶
Remove the eight 14mm screws using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.
Step 2 ¶
Lift the palm rest panel up.
Step 3 ¶
Use the spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable.
Step 4 ¶
With the panel disconnected, lift the keyboard.
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.
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 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.
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.
Step 12 ¶
Remove the speakers.