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Palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader removal and installation - ThinkPad R500

For access, remove these FRUs in order:

  1. Battery.

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.

Step 1

StepIconScrew (quantity)ColorTorque
171244_icon.gifM2 × 17 mm, pan-head, nylon-coated (4)Black0.167 Nm(1.7 kgfcm)

Step 2

Step 3

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.
  3. Push the front side of the palm rest until it clicks into place.
  4. Close the LCD cover and turn the computer over. Then fasten the four screws to secure the palm rest.

Step 4

Step 5

 

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