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Palm rest removal and installation - ThinkPad X60 Tablet, X61 Tablet

Removing the palm rest
Before you start, print these instructions. To replace the PCI Express Mini Card or the Modem Daughter Card, you need to remove the keyboard and then the palm rest.

Danger: During electrical storms, do not connect the cable to or disconnect it from the telephone outlet on the wall.

Danger: Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid shock hazard, disconnect the cables before opening the cover of this slot.

To remove the palm rest, do as follows:

  1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait for a few minutes, till the inside of the computer cools, before you start the following procedures.
  2. Remove the battery.
  3. Remove the Tablet Digitizer Pen.
  4. Remove the keyboard.
  5. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
  6. First remove the short screw marked (A), and then remove the six screws marked (C).
    Remove screws
  7. Turn the computer over and open the display. Lift up to release the left edge of the palm rest (1).
    Lift left edge of palm rest
  8. Gently lift the right front side of the palm rest (2). Lift up the left side of the palm rest in the direction shown by the arrow (3), and then release the latch on the right top edge (4).
    Remove palm rest
Reinstalling the palm rest
  1. Reinstall the palm rest by aligning the latches (1), and pushing down on the front and sides (where the latches are) (2) of the palm rest.
    Align edges and push down
  2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
  3. First reinstall the short screw marked (A), and then reinstall six screws marked (C).
    Reinstall screws
  4. Store the Tablet Digitizer Pen back in its slot.
  5. Reinstall the keyboard.
  6. Reinstall the battery.
  7. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac adapter and cables to the computer; then turn it on.
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  • Alias ID: MIGR-68275
  • Document ID: PD011829
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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