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Systemboard, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation - ThinkPad X200, X200s, X200si, X201, X201i, X201s

Important notices for handling the system board:

When handling the system board, bear the following in mind.

  • The system board has an accelerometer, which can be broken by applying several thousands of G-forces.
    Note: Dropping a system board from a height of as little as 6 inches so that it falls flat on a hard bench can subject the accelerometer to as much as 6,000 G's of shock.
  • Be careful not to drop the system board on a bench top that has a hard surface, such as metal, wood, or composite.
  • If a system board is dropped, you must test it, using PC-Doctor for DOS, to make sure that the HDD Active Protection still functions (see below).
    Note: If the test shows that HDD Active Protection is not functioning, be sure to document the drop in any reject report, and replace the system board.
  • Avoid rough handling of any kind.
  • At every point in the process, be sure not to drop or stack the system board.
  • If you put a system board down, be sure to put it only on a padded surface such as an ESD mat or conductive corrugated material.

After replacing the system board, run PC-Doctor for DOS to make sure that HDD Active Protection still functions. The procedure is as follows:

  1. Place the computer on a horizontal surface.
  2. Run Diagnostics --> ThinkPad Devices --> HDD Active Protection Test.
    Attention: Do not apply physical shock to the computer while the test is running.

For access, remove these FRUs in order:

X200, X201, and X201i System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

Following components soldered on the system board are extremely sensitive. When you service the system board, avoid any kind of rough handling.

ThinkPad X200:

[a] Accelerometer chip for the HDD Active Protection System™
[b] ICH (I/O Controller Hub)
[c] CPU
[d] MCH (Memory Controller Hub)

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

 

ThinkPad X201 and X201i:

[a] CPU
[b] PCH (Platform Controller Hub)
[c] Accelerometer chip for the HDD Active Protection System

 

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

Note: The DC-in connector and the fan assembly are attached to the underside of the system board.

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

Note: Step [1] is only for ThinkPad X200.
System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

Turn the system board over, and then disconnect the DC-in connector and the fan connector from the system board.

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

When installing: Make sure that the DC-in connector and the fan connector are attached to the system board firmly.

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation
System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

When installing:

  • Before you attach the fan assembly to the computer, apply thermal grease, at an amount of 0.2 grams, on the part marked [a] as in the following figure. Either too much or too less application of grease can cause a thermal problem due to imperfect contact with a component. You need to peel the thin film off from the rubber [b].

For ThinkPad X200:
System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

For ThinkPad X201 and X201i:

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

  • Make sure that the fan connector is attached firmly.

Note: The ExpressCard slot assembly is attached to the system board.

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation
System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

Turn the system board over, and then remove the ExpressCard slot assembly from the system board.

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

 

X200s and X201s System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

Following components soldered on the system board are extremely sensitive. When you service the system board, avoid any kind of rough handling.

ThinkPad X200s:

[a] ICH (I/O Controller Hub)
[b] CPU
[c] MCH (Memory Controller Hub)
[d] Accelerometer chip for the HDD Active Protection System;

Locations of components soldered on X200s system board

ThinkPad X201s:

[a] CPU
[b] PCH (Platform Controller Hub)
[c] Accelerometer chip for the HDD Active Protection System

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System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

Note: Step [1] in only for ThinkPad X201s.

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

Note: The DC-in connector and the fan assembly are attached to the underside of the system board.

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

When installing: Make sure that the DC-in connector and the fan connector are attached to the system board firmly.

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

When installing:

  • Before you attach the fan assembly to the computer, apply thermal grease, at an amount of 0.2 grams, on the part marked [a] as in the following figure. Either too much or too less application of grease can cause a thermal problem due to imperfect contact with a component. You need to peel the thin film off from the rubber [b].

For ThinkPad X200s:
System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

For ThinkPad X201s:

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

  • Make sure that the fan connector is attached firmly.

Note: The ExpressCard slot assembly is attached to the system board.

XSystem board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation
System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

Turn the system board over, and then remove the ExpressCard slot assembly from the system board.

System board, DC-in connector, fan, and ExpressCard slot assembly removal and installation

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