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Bottom cover removal and installation - ThinkPad T430u

Removal steps of bottom cover - Please perform the following steps as shown in the pictures below.

Slide the bottom cover latch to the unlocked position [1]. Hold the latch in the unlocked position, and then remove the bottom cover [2].

 

When installing: Slide the bottom cover latch to the unlocked position. While holding the bottom cover latch in the unlocked position, attach the bottom cover [1], and pivot it downwards until it is firmly attached [2]. Release the bottom cover latch to secure the bottom cover.

 

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The tabs [1] on the bottom cover will cause a safety risk if they puncture the battery. To prevent damage to the li-polymer battery and to avoid the risk of high heat and fire, ensure that the tabs on the detachable cover are carefully aligned with the chassis prior to re-attaching.