Introduzione

In this step-by-step guide, you will be removing the speakers from the Thinkpad A30 for replacement.

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  1. Flip the ThinkPad over so that it is upside down.
    • Flip the ThinkPad over so that it is upside down.

    • Slide the highlighted tab to the left.

    • With your finger on the tab, remove the battery by lifting it upwards away from the laptop.

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  2. Make sure the laptop is upside down and oriented in the direction shown.
    • Make sure the laptop is upside down and oriented in the direction shown.

    • Remove the six 16.7mm screws inside the circled holes.

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    • Rotate the ThinkPad so that the hard drive bay is facing you.

    • Remove the black cover to reveal a 14.8mm screw.

    • Remove the uncovered screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Flip the ThinkPad over and open the LCD panel.

    • Pry apart the keyboard with a plastic opening tool or with your fingers.

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    • Be careful not to pull out the keyboard carelessly; there is a connector underneath it!

    • Lift the front end of the keyboard as shown.

    • Using your fingers, remove the black film cover.

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    • Locate the connector attached to the motherboard.

    • Disconnect the ribbon cable by removing the connector.

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    • Lift and remove the keyboard.

    • Remove the two 5.6mm screws.

    • Remove the 16.7mm screw.

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    • You will need to use a little force. Be wary of the tabs.

    • Pry off the upper case with your hands.

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    • Remove the 5.6mm screw that holds the LCD to the upper case.

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    • Remove the 5.6mm screw on the left side of the three-pronged connector.

    • Remove the other two 16.7mm screws.

    • Lift and remove connector.

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    • Pull out the white tab connecting the LCD to the motherboard.

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    • Turn the laptop so that the back is facing you.

    • Remove the four 5.6mm long screws.

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    • Place the laptop so that the LCD is facing you again.

    • Gently lift the LCD monitor up and out.

    • Remove the black plastic tab.

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    • Locate the 4 screws that will need to be removed.

    • One screw (yellow) is observable. The three other screws (red) are below the heatsink bracket.

    • Remove the 5.6mm (yellow) and three 16.1mm (red) screws.

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    • Lift the heatsink bracket up.

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    • Be careful not to pull too hard! There is a cable attached to the fan!

    • Lift the fan/heatsink assembly up.

    • Locate the fan power cable and pull upwards near the connector.

    • Remove the fan/heatsink assembly.

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    • Locate the floppy drive bay.

    • Remove the four 5.6mm screws.

    • Remove the 16mm screw.

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    • Turn the laptop over so the battery is facing you.

    • Locate the modem and ethernet card bay.

    • Remove the two 5.3mm cover screws.

    • Gently lift the cover.

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    • Remove the four 9.1mm screws attached to the modem and ethernet cards.

    • When lifting the cards, be careful not to rip out the cables!

    • Gently lift the modem and ethernet cards.

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    • Locate the hard drive slot.

    • Remove the 8.8mm screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Turn the laptop over again and orient it as shown.

    • Lift the left side of the floppy disk bay and and pull it out.

    • The black lever will pop out.

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    • Locate the CD Drive Bay

    • Remove the three 5.6mm screws.

    • Remove the 16mm screw.

    • Lift the right side and pull the CD drive bay out.

    • The black lever will pop out.

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    • Locate the speakers on the bottom left and right of the ThinkPad A30.

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    • Remove the 5.6mm screws on each speaker.

    • Pull the right speaker out, making sure there is still slack in the wire.

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    • Pull the blue tab that holds the speaker chip and pull the chip out.

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    • Remove the wires from the white tabs by lifting the black wire casing.

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    • Lift the left speaker out.

    • Pull the blue tab that holds the speaker chip and pull the chip out.

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    • Remove the speaker data and power cables by pulling them from the motherboard.

    • You have successfully removed the ThinkPad A30 speakers.

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Conclusione

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

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