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Disassembling IBM ThinkPad A30 Upper Case

Here we will disassemble the ThinkPad's Upper Case.

  • Autor: Alan
  • Geschätzte Zeit: 10 - 15 Minuten
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Schwierig

This guide will show you how to remove the ThinkPad's upper case.

Abschnitte

Schritt 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

Make sure the laptop is upside down and oriented in the direction shown.

Schritt 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

  • Make sure the laptop is upside down and oriented in the direction shown.

  • Remove the six 16.7mm screws inside the circled holes.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

Rotate the ThinkPad so that the hard drive bay is facing you.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • Rotate the ThinkPad so that the hard drive bay is facing you.

  • Remove the black cover to reveal a 14.8mm screw.

  • Remove the uncovered screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

Flip the ThinkPad over and open the LCD panel. Pry apart the keyboard with a plastic opening tool or with your fingers.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

  • Flip the ThinkPad over and open the LCD panel.

  • Pry apart the keyboard with a plastic opening tool or with your fingers.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

Be careful not to pull out the keyboard carelessly; there is a connector underneath it! Lift the front end of the keyboard as shown. Using your fingers, remove the black film cover.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

  • Be careful not to pull out the keyboard carelessly; there is a connector underneath it!

  • Lift the front end of the keyboard as shown.

  • Using your fingers, remove the black film cover.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

Locate the connector attached to the motherboard. Disconnect the ribbon cable by removing the connector. Disconnect the ribbon cable by removing the connector.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

  • Locate the connector attached to the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable by removing the connector.

Schritt 6  ¶ 

Lift and remove the keyboard. Remove the two 5.6mm screws.

Schritt 6  ¶ 

  • Lift and remove the keyboard.

  • Remove the two 5.6mm screws.

  • Remove the 16.7mm screw.

Schritt 7  ¶ 

You will need to use a little force. Be wary of the tabs. Pry off the upper case with your hands. Pry off the upper case with your hands.

Schritt 7  ¶ 

  • You will need to use a little force. Be wary of the tabs.

  • Pry off the upper case with your hands.