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Einleitung

If your Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Generation does not respond when you use the fingerprint scanner, use this repair guide to replace it.

A functional fingerprint scanner allows the user to log into their device or access private information without entering a password or pin. Though it is not required for the laptop to function, it is a feature that provides easy and smooth accessibility to the device.

Make sure to use non-metallic equipment to follow the guide.

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    • This step is important to prevent electrical damage to internal components.

    • Restart the computer. When the Lenovo logo is displayed, immediately press enter, then press F1 to enter the BIOS Setup Utility

    • Use the arrow keys to select Config→Power.

    • Select "Disable Built-in Battery".

    • The battery will be re-enabled when the charger is connected.

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    • Before you begin, unplug the laptop to avoid electric shocks.

    • Flip the laptop over on a flat surface with the back panel facing up.

    • Remove the five 5 mm Phillips #0 screws from the edge of the back panel.

    • Insert an opening tool between the back panel and edge. Maneuver the tool around the panel, disconnecting the clips holding the panel in place.

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    • Lift the back panel away from the device, exposing the internals.

    • When reassembling, prioritize the tabs on the side that does not have any screws. This ensures that the tabs do not break.

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    • Remove five 5mm Phillips #0 screws from the edges of the battery.

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    • Use an opening tool to gently lift up the battery connector from its motherboard socket.

    • Avoid metal tweezers to remove the connector as metal to metal contact can damage the device.

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    • Lift the battery straight up and out of device.

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    • Peel back the black adhesive tape covering the ribbon cable connecting the trackpad and fingerprint scanner to the motherboard.

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    • Unclip the connector ribbon from the fingerprint scanner by lifting upwards on the clip with an opening tool.

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    • Remove one 3mm screw from the fingerprint scanner mounting bracket with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Lift the fingerprint scanner mounting bracket upwards to remove it.

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    • Using an opening tool, lift the fingerprint scanner upwards.

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    • Carefully lift the fingerprint scanner to remove from the chassis.

Abschluss

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

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