How to replace screen on Lenovo X60s

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This guide explains how to replace broken screen on a Lenovo X60s.

The display disassembly procedure will work for some other IBM ThinkPad and Lenovo models. If this guide works for you, please mention the model in the comments.

Before you start, please turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter and remove the battery.


How to upgrade memory in IBM ThinkPad T40 T41 T42

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Memory slot on the bottom

Using this guide you’ll be able to replace or upgrade the memory modules (RAM) in IBM ThinkPad T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p series laptops.

In my case I’ll be working with a ThinkPad T41.

It came with 512MB RAM installed. There are two 256MB modules.

One of them can be easily accessed through the door on the bottom. The second module is hidden under the keyboard.


How to replace keyboard on IBM ThinkPad T30

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In this guide I explain how to remove and replace the keyboard on an IBM ThinkPad T30 laptop.

This guide should work for many other IBM ThinkPad models because they all have similar cases.

You can easily remove and replace it at home yourself.

First of all, turn off the computer, unplug the power adapter and remove the battery.

Remove replace keyboard


IBM ThinkPad displays fan error message

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IBM ThinkPad T42 fan

Let’s say you have an IBM ThinkPad laptop and when you turn it on all you get is a black screen with “Fan error” message. What could be wrong?

A few weeks ago, the fan in my trusty IBM T42 bought the farm. This resulted in the unit heating up considerably, as well as numerous “fan error” messages on bootup. It eventually became so bad that to boot up at all, I had to blow compressed air into the fan’s exhaust grill for 5-10 seconds, in order to fool the BIOS and make it believe the fan was actually spinning.