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Mini PCI Express Card removal and installation - ThinkPad R60, R60e
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In some models of the ThinkPad R60 and R60e ThinkPad systems, the Mini PCI Express Card slot is not available. If your system has a Mini PCI Express Card slot, and the card needs to be replaced, follow the procedure below.

  • To replace the PCI Express Mini Card or the Modem Daughter Card, you need to remove the palm rest and then the keyboard. To replace the memory, you need only to remove the palm rest.
  • Before you start installing a PCI Express Mini Card, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object. This action reduces any static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the card.

Attention: During electrical storms, do not connect the cable to or disconnect it from the telephone outlet on the wall.

Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid shock hazard, disconnect the cables before opening the cover of this slot.

To replace the Mini PCI Express Card:

  1. Turn off the system; then disconnect the ac adapter and all cables from the system. Wait for a few minutes, till the inside of the system cools, before you start the following procedures.
  2. Close the system display, and turn the system over.
  3. Remove the battery.
  4. Remove the keyboard.
  5. Remove the two screws (1). The card pops up (2).
    Remove screws

  6. If a tool for removing connectors is included in the package with the new card, use it to disconnect the cables from the card (3). If no such tool is included, disconnect the cables from the card (3) by picking up the connectors with your fingers and gently unplugging them. Then remove the card (4).
    Remove card

  7. Align the contact edge of the new Mini PCI Express Card with the corresponding socket contact of the system (1). Connect the cables to the new card (2).
    Connect the cables

  8. Pivot the card until you can snap it into place by pressing the upper side of the connectors (3). Secure the card with the two screws (4).
    Secure screws

  9. Reinstall the keyboard.
  10. Reinstall the battery.
  11. Turn the system over again. Connect the ac adapter and cables to the system; and then turn it on.
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