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Battery removal movie - ThinkCentre A50 (type 8089, 8090) / A51 (type 8105, 8107, 8109, 8117, 8119, 8121) / M51 (type 8104, 8106, 8108, 8118, 8120) / S50 (type 8086, 8087, 8088, 8094)

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Battery installation movie


Text of the audio portion of the battery removal movie

To remove the battery:

  1. Place the system in the service position.
  2. Turn off the system and all attached perpherial devices.
  3. Disconnect all power cords and all external signal cables.
  4. Open the top cover.
  5. Press the cover release buttons, one on each side and rotate the cover up to the open position.
  6. Open the drive bay assembly.
  7. Grasp the assembly and rotate to the open position.
  8. Remove the rear fan baffle assembly. Disconnect the fan power cable from the system board.
  9. Lift the assembly up to free the tabs from the slots in the frame and then remove the assembly from the system.
  10. Using a flat bladed probe, flex the battery retaining clip to free the battery and lift the battery out of the retainer.
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  • Alias ID: MIGR-56473
  • Document ID: PD010912
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo