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Lenovo Thinkpad T430u Disassembly

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Lenovo ThinkPad T430u to remove and replace the battery, SSD, hard drive, wireless card, RAM, keyboard, palm rest, screen module, cooling fan and motherboard. Refer to the guide. You can upgrade, repair and clean your ThinkPad T430u.

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Unlock the latch.
Lift up the back cover.

Remove the back cover. Now you can see the battery, hard drive and cooling fan.

Remove five screws.
Disconnect the battery power cable.

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u using an 11.1v, 47wh Li-polymer battery.

Remove four screws securing the hard drive. You can remove the hard drive.

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u installed a WD 1TB hard drive.

Remove two screws securing the keyboard.

Flip over your laptop. Pry up the keyboard.

Disconnect two keyboard cables and remove the keyboard.

ThinkPad T430u keyboard has been removed.

When the keyboard removed, you can see the RAM, SSD and wireless card.

ThinkPad T430u installed two Samsung 4GB RAMs.

Remove the screw securing the SSD.
Remove the screw securing the wireless card.
Disconnect two antennas cables.

Remove two screws securing the palm rest.
Disconnect the touchpad cable, card reader cable, power switch cable and fingerprint reader cable.

Flip over the laptop. Remove six screws.

Remove two hidden screws.

Pry up and remove the palm rest.

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u palm rest was removed.

In order to remove the motherboard, we will remove the screen module.

Remove five screws securing the LCD hinge.

Disconnect the LCD cable from the motherboard.

ThinkPad T430u screen assembly has been removed.

Remove eight screws securing the heat sink and cooling fan. Disconnect the cooling fan cable.

The heat sink/cooling fan module has been removed.


For more guides, check out the Lenovo ThinkPad T430u device page.

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