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Installing or replacing the card reader - ThinkCentre M81 (type 0268, 1730, 4166, 4169, 5030, 5048, 5069, 7517)

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Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the "Important safety information" in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:http://www.lenovo.com/support

This section provides instructions on how to install or replace the card reader.

Note: The card reader is only available in some models.

Installing the card reader
To install the card reader, do the following:

  1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
  2. Open the computer cover. See "Opening the computer cover".
  3. Remove the front bezel. See "Removing and reinstalling the front bezel".
  4. Locate the card reader drive bay. See "Locating internal drives".
  5. Pivot the card reader retainer to the left and slide it out of the chassis.

Removing the card reader retainer

Figure 1.  Removing the card reader retainer

  1. Install the card reader retainer on the side of the new card reader.

Installing the card reader retainer

Figure 2. Installing the card reader retainer

  1. Slide the card reader with retainer into the card reader drive bay until it snaps into position.

Installing the card reader

Figure 3. Installing the card reader

  1. Connect the card reader cable to Front USB connector 2 on the system board. See "Locating parts on the system board".
  2. Reinstall the front bezel. See "Removing and reinstalling the front bezel".

Note: You might have to remove the card reader cover 2 from the front bezel. To remove the card read cover, pivot the two retaining clips 1 that secure the card reader cover outwards and then completely disengage the card reader cover from the front bezel.

Removing the card reader cover

Figure 4. Removing the card reader cover

  1. To complete the installation or replacement, go to "Completing the parts replacement".

Replacing the card reader
To replace the card reader, do the following:

  1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
  2. Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the computer cover".
  3. Remove the front bezel. See "Removing and reinstalling the front bezel".
  4. . Locate the card reader. See "Locating components".
  5. Disconnect the card reader cable from the USB connector on the system board. See "Locating parts on the system board".
  6. Press the blue retaining clip to remove the card reader out of the chassis.

Removing the card reader

Figure 1. Removing the card reader

  1. Install the card reader retainer on the side of the new card reader.

Installing the card reader retainer

Figure 2. Installing the card reader retainer

  1. Slide the new card reader into the drive bay until it snaps into position.

Installing the card reader

Figure 3. Installing the card reader

  1. Reconnect the card reader cable to Front USB connector 2 on the system board. See "Locating parts on the system board".
  2. Reinstall the front bezel. See "Removing and reinstalling the front bezel".
  3. To complete the installation or replacement, go to "Completing the parts replacement".
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  • Alias ID: MIGR-77356
  • Document ID: PD010628
  • Last Updated :6/17/2014
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