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Thermal module removal and installation - ThinkPad T510, T510i, W510

Thermal slot cover removal and installation steps

For access, remove:

Please perform the following steps as shown in the pictures below:

Removal steps of thermal module

When installing: Make sure that the connectors are attached firmly.

Note: Loosen the screws [4a] to [4d] in order, but do not remove them. Some models do not have screws [5]. For those models, skip the step [5]

Removal steps of thermal module

Removal steps of thermal module

When installing: Before you attach the fan assembly to the computer, apply thermal grease, at an amount of 0.2 grams, on the parts marked [a] as in the following figures. Either too much or too less application of grease can cause a thermal problem due to imperfect contact with a component. For the new CPU thermal device/fan, you need to peel the thin film off from the rubbers marked [b].

 

For Switchable Graphics models:

Removal steps of thermal module

 

For Integrated Graphics models:

Removal steps of thermal module

 

For Workstation models:

Removal steps of thermal module

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