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Keyboard bezel and speakers removal and installation - ThinkPad R500

For access, remove these FRUs in order:

  1. Battery.
  2. Palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader.
  3. Keyboard.

Note: Speakers are attached to the underside of the keyboard bezel.

Step 1

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

Step 2

StepScrew (quantity)ColorTorque
2M2 × 17 mm, pan-head, nylon-coated (2)Black0.167 Nm(1.7 kgfcm)

Step 3

In step (3), release the wireless antenna cables from the cable guide.

StepScrew (quantity)ColorTorque
4M2 × 3 mm, flat-head, nylon-coated (6)Silver0.167 Nm(1.7 kgfcm)

In step (5), strip the securing tapes off. Then detach the speaker connector (6).

Step 4

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

In step (7), detach the claws. Then remove the keyboard bezel in the direction shown by arrow (8).

Step 5

When installing: Make sure that all the claws are attached firmly.

Step 6

StepScrew (quantity)ColorTorque
9M2 × 3 mm, flat-head, nylon-coated (4)Silver0.167 Nm(1.7 kgfcm)

 

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  • Alias ID: MIGR-71275
  • Document ID: PD014051
  • Last Updated :6/17/2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo