Introdução

Replacing the fan.

Peças

Não são necessárias peças.

Unscrew the 20 Phillips screws on the underside of the T42.
  • Unscrew the 20 Phillips screws on the underside of the T42.

    • For ease of reassembly, keep your screws organized.

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Unscrew the 2 Phillips screws on both sides of the T42's rear.
  • Unscrew the 2 Phillips screws on both sides of the T42's rear.

leave these four screws alone. No need to remove them.

fredwb - Responder

Of course you need to remove them you Dingbat! They are the main anchors of the screen hinges, Doh!

wbcam -

There are tiny numbers showing the lengths of the screws. 1-2-3-4 where 1 is the shortest.

The dark red circles are not very easy to see. How about white ones?

mattikaki - Responder

  • Flip the laptop over and open the screen.

    • The bezel and keyboard will be loose, be careful.

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  • Carefully maneuver the palm rest away from the keyboard, as both the keyboard and palm rest/trackpad will come off together.

    • Remember, both the keyboard and trackpad have connectors to the motherboard. Disconnect these before completely removing either component.

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  • Starting from the bottom right, carefully remove off the bezel. Use a spudger or flat head screwdriver if needed.

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  • The metal bracket will now be free to move, grasp it and remove it from the device.

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  • Remove the small rubber piece that is covering the T42's microphone,

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  • Unscrew the 3 screws on the copper heatsink.

  • Now, unplug the connection to the motherboard..

    • Due to the nature of old thermal paste, it might take some force to remove the heatsink.

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Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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How about you just down the freely available Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the laptop. They are downloadable in PDF format, and very well done.

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