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Installing the palm rest, important additional information - ThinkPad T60, T60p

Symptom

The physical details of the palm rest are different between the 14.1 inch and 15 inch display models of the ThinkPad T60/p systems. The 15 inch display models have 7 tabs that insert into the metal chassis inside the system. The 14.1 inch display models have 2 tabs that insert into the front of the system and 5 tabs that insert into the metal chassis.

Affected configuration

All ThinkPad T60/p systems.

Solution

Note: Red arrows show tab and insert locations.

15 inch display model

15in overhead

Over head view of 15 inch model. There are 7 tabs that insert into the metal chassis.

15in front correct

Front view of 15 inch model. There are no gaps when the palm rest is installed correctly.

15in front incorrect

Front view of 15 inch model. Incorrectly installed palm rest.

14.1 inch display model

14in overhead

Over head view of 14.1 inch model. The first tabs left and right of center on the palm rest insert into the front of the system. The other 5 tabs insert into the metal chassis.

 

14in front

Front view 14.1 inch model. Two tabs on the palm rest insert into the front of the system.

 

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