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Where do I put my screws?

#1 Post by nightninja96 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:14 pm

Hello, I recently disassembled and photographed my think pad and it's screw locations. To my luck, my phone broke! I have no idea how to reassemble it now. Where do all the different screws go?

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Re: Where do I put my screws?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:30 pm

HMM.

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Re: Where do I put my screws?

#3 Post by DiagonalArg » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:34 am

Ha, ha!

(Well, that's directed at RBS. As I'm assembling five T61's right now, I actually sympathize.)

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Re: Where do I put my screws?

#4 Post by E350 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:40 am

RBS is not saying "Hmmm..." he is saying "Hardware Maintenance Manual." Which is here:

https://thinkpads.com/support/hmm/thinkpad-hmm.html

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Re: Where do I put my screws?

#5 Post by Shredder11 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:11 am

Reminds me of an innocent naive comment I once made many years ago about laptop RAM. I saw the reference someone made to it and joked back about it being SODIMM, e.g. stupid. The magazine editor replied to my forum comment saying something like, "actually SODIMM is laptop RAM". That man has a long and esteemed career in the pro audio & broadcast industry, so that was an embarrassing moment for me! I was the one being DIMM that day! :D
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Re: Where do I put my screws?

#6 Post by jharrison29 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:40 pm

E350 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:40 am
RBS is not saying "Hmmm..." he is saying "Hardware Maintenance Manual." Which is here:

https://thinkpads.com/support/hmm/thinkpad-hmm.html
Having recently disassembled my T61 to replace a broken LCD mag frame and carefully taking photo's of all my steps but relying on HMM manual to cover my oversights, I can say this:
My never before disassembled T61 I bought new from IBM did not have the same screws as the HMM manual indicates.
Some of the lengths, and in one case the size, did not jibe with the manual.

If I ever do this again I'm gonna more carefully document the screw locations. And I'm not going to perform any of even the most simplest tasks after having a glass of wine. :roll:

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#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:32 pm

Probably someone before you took that machine apart and 'screwed' it up wrong.
Years ago I made a diagram of the screw layout.
You remove the screws and tape them on the diagram's location.

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Re: Where do I put my screws?

#8 Post by cookieman » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:48 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:32 pm
Probably someone before you took that machine apart and 'screwed' it up wrong.
Years ago I made a diagram of the screw layout.
You remove the screws and tape them on the diagram's location.
do you have a diagram of the screw layout?

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