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Palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader removal and installation - ThinkPad T500, W500

Palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader removal

For access, remove this FRU in order:

Note:

In models with the fingerprint reader, the sensor is attached to the palm rest FRU. If the fingerprint reader has any defects, you can replace it by the procedures given in this section, which are the same for a palm rest with or without a fingerprint reader.

Please perform the following steps as shown in the pictures below

Palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader removal step 1

StepIconScrew (quantity)ColorTorque
1Palm reader screw iconM2 x 14 mm, wafer-head, nylon-coated (4)Black0.189 Nm(1.85 kgfcm)

Palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader removal step 2

Palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader removal step 3

 

Palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader installation

When installing: When you attach the palm rest, do as follows:

  1. Attach the fingerprint reader connector firmly to the system board.
  2. Attach the palm rest so that the two projections of the palm rest ([a]) firmly fit into the guide holes of the keyboard bezel as shown in this figure.
    Palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader installation step a.
  3. Push the front side of the palm rest until it clicks into place.
    Palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader installation.
  4. Close the LCD cover and turn the computer over. Then fasten the four screws to secure the palm rest.
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