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Remove and install ThinkPad Laptop's Battery is very easy. After reading this article, most people can do it without others help.

This method is suitable for the vast majority of ThinkPad Laptops, such as: T60, T60p, T61, T61p, T400, T410, T410i, T420, T420i, T420si, T430, T430i, T500, T510, T510i, T520, T40 T41, T41p, T42 , T42p, T43, T43p, T30, R40, R40e, R50, R50e, R51, R51e, R52, R60, R60e, R61, R61i, R61e, R500, X31, X32, X60, X61, X200, X200s, X201, X201i , X201s, X220, X220i, X230 etc.

1) Remove ThinkPad Laptop's Battery

  • Unlock the battery release lever.
  • Holding the battery release lever in the unlocked position.
  • Remove the battery in the direction shown by arrow.

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2) Install ThinkPad Laptop's Battery

  • Push the battery along the slide rails of the slot.
  • Holding the battery release lever in the locked position.

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3) Common Other Laptop's Latches

Laptop's Latches

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Lenovo ThinkPad T500 W500 has 3 different radiator fan because of different graphics cards, which are 45N5492 45N5493 or 45N5490 45N5491 or 42X5114 42X4776 MCF-224PAM05. But the laptop heat sink fan replacement process is the same, because of the same laptop internal structure.

The demolition tutorial for ThinkPad T500 or W500, including the T500 2055, 2056, 2081, 2082, 2083, 2087, 2088, 2089, 2241, 2242, 2243, 2246, 2247, 2261 and W500 4058, 4061, 4062, 4063, 4064, 4065

Note: In the notebook removing process, the first thing to do is to remove the battery, thus avoiding dangerous live working for individuals and machines.

The same as the other Lenovo ThinkPad T series machines, the main work of dismantling the fan is demolished C shell, keyboard and U frame, T500 and W500 is no exception.

Step 1: We should remove these screws as the following picture:

Step 2: Remove the C Shell ( Also called palm rest or C cover ). Please pay attention to the connector cable at the back of C shell.

Step 3: Remove the Keyboard.

Step 4: Remove the U Frame.

  • Then you can see the fan directly.
  • You must first remove the left speaker, and removed stainless fixture and screws on the fan, for removing the fan, these steps are easy for most people.
  • The installation of T500 fan is opposite to the remove process.
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Laptop fan error was often caused by the long time of used, too much dust, heat is not good, or have other problems, can be solved by replacing the new fan.

This article tell us how to remove and install Lenovo ThinkPad T400 fan heatsink, it fit for Lenovo ThinkPad T400, T400s and T420s.

For T400 : T400 45N6140, 45N6141, 45N6142, 45N6143, 45N6144, 45N6145, 45N6146, 45N6147, MCF-221PAM05, MCF-225PAM05, UDQFRPR67FFD
For T400s : T400s 60Y4071, 60Y4072, 45N6103, 45N5611, MCF-227PAM05, UDQFVEH20FFD
For T420s : T420s 04W1713, 17E01732, 60.4KF14.001, 60.4KF16.001, BATA0507R5U

4 - 1. removing the screws from the bottom of the laptop ( D Cover ).

Red circle: For remove the 4 screws of the plastic bezels ( C shell ).
Blue circle: For remove the 1 screw of keyboard.
Yellow circle: For remove the 2 screws of U shaped frame.

step 1

4 - 2. When removed screws, now you can remove the keyboard and plastic bezels ( C shell ).

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Please pay attention to the touchpad cable and keyboard cable.

4 - 3. Remove the screws from the heatsink.

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4 - 4. Installing the new Lenovo T400 fan (Toshiba 45N6146 45N6147 MCF-225PAM05 Discrete or 45N6141 45N6140 MCF-221PAM05 Integrated)

step 4

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IBM ThinkPad T43 is an old laptop, but there are many people using it now. After using a long time, laptop CPU cooling fan's blades and radiators may accumulate a lot of dust, this may affect the fan's speed and heat sink effect, the most severe cases can cause the fan error, laptop does not start.

This article teaches us how to remove and install IBM ThinkPad T43 CPU cooling fan. This example is fit for IBM ThinkPad T43, but it is similar to the other models, such as T40 T42 T60 T61 R60 R61 T400 R400 T410 T420.

Step 5 - 1 : Remove IBM ThinkPad T43's battery.

Step 5 - 2 : Remove all the screws on the circle sign.

Step 5 - 3 : Remove the keyboard and C shell cover.

Note: Please be careful the keyboard cable.

Step 5 - 4 : Remove the screws that fit the heatsink (4 pcs) and push the power cable connector.

Step 5 - 5 : Get the heatsink fan.

It is easy to install IBM ThinkPad T43 laptop fan, please refer step 5 - 5 to step 5 -1.

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