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IBM ThinkPad T41 Expansion Slot Replacement

This is a step by step guide for replacing/repairing the expansion slot of an IBM ThinkPad T41 laptop. It will aid you in taking apart your laptop to reach the expansion slot.

This repair guide will aid you in taking apart your IBM ThinkPad T41 laptop to reach and replace its expansion slot.

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Adım 1 Expansion Slot  ¶ 

Remove the screw on the left hand side of the case, above the expansion slot.

Adım 1 Expansion Slot  ¶ 

  • Remove the screw on the left hand side of the case, above the expansion slot.

Adım 2  ¶ 

Lift the black plastic border by lifting on either side. Once the sides are up, pull the border towards you and away from the screen.

Adım 2  ¶ 

  • Lift the black plastic border by lifting on either side.

  • Once the sides are up, pull the border towards you and away from the screen.

  • When lifting up, there are two pairs of plastic clips hooking into the fan grill. If you pull hard enough the border will come away, but it's better to push the clips with the spudger.

Adım 3  ¶ 

Pull the sheet metal cover away from slot.

Adım 3  ¶ 

  • Pull the sheet metal cover away from slot.

Adım 4  ¶ 

Lift out the expansion slot by starting at the entrance hole and pulling upward.

Adım 4  ¶ 

  • Lift out the expansion slot by starting at the entrance hole and pulling upward.

  • Note: Try wiggling the slot from side to side until it comes out all the way.