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LCD panel and LCD cable removal and installation - ThinkPad X300

For access, remove these FRUs in order:

  1. Remove battery.
  2. Remove PCI Express Mini Card for wireless LAN.
  3. Remove wireless USB adapter.
  4. Remove keyboard.
  5. Remove palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader.
  6. Remove keyboard bezel.
  7. Remove LCD assembly.
Important notice on handling the LCD panel:
The LCD panel and the peripheral parts used in this product are very sensitive. Improper handling of the LCD panel can cause damage to the parts, and may cause a system malfunction such as a missing dot, missing line, or pixel problems.
  • DO NOT apply any kind of pressure to the LCD panel.
  • When you lift the LCD panel, always hold the left and right edges of the panel with both of your hands. DO NOT hold the panel with one hand or hold the top and bottom edges of the panel.
  • DO NOT touch or apply any kind of pressure to the S-driver (a) and the print circuit board (b).

LCD panel1


LCD panel 2

Attention: Unplug the LCD cable with holding the left and right edges of the connector with your fingers, and gently pull the connector toward you. DO NOT unplug it with pulling the cable. Applying tension could cause the cable to be damaged or a wire to be broken, and it might cause the S-driver to be damaged.

When installing:

  • Place the LCD panel on a soft and clean sheet spread on a flat table, and plug the cable by pushing the left and right edges of the connector little by little with your fingers.
  • DO NOT work by lifting the LCD panel.
  • DO NOT plug the cable with one hand.

LCD panel 3

When installing:
When attaching the LCD panel to the cover, press the left and right edges covered with metal gently with your fingers. DO NOT press the surface of the panel or apply any excessive force to the panel.

LCd panel 4

StepScrew (quantity)ColorTorque
3M2 × 3 mm, small-head, nylon-coated (1)Silver0.167 Nm(1.7 kgfcm)

When installing: Make sure that the connector is attached firmly.

LCD panel 5

Cable routing: When you install the LCD cable, route the cable as shown in this figure.

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