I recently took the bottom cover off my Thinkpad E14 G3 to fit some more RAM. This works fine, but it seems that I did something wrong when putting the cover back on, and I can't work out what!
It looks like there is a bit of a gap between the top and bottom cases over the USB ports (see also here). And when I press down on the keyboard surround on the left hand side (marked by the green splodge) it pushes the case down (with a little click).
This isn't the end of the world but quite annoying since that spot is often where your left hand ends up!
I don't think I broke any clips on getting the bottom off. Is there some trick I missed in putting it back on?
Any ideas are most welcome! Thanks in advance!
It is also possible the clip is not attached properly, though I would expect the gap to be bigger in this case.
Furthermore, these plastics are crap and frequently get warped. And then they don't close fully, even if no clips are broken.
I have hit a similar issue with my Thinkpad 25, although in a different location:
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For some now not-so-mysterious reason you can get a plastic (5CB0Z69336) and an aluminium (5CB0Z69334) bottom cover.
Check Amazon, Aliexpress, etc.
Apart from that, the E-series are "Economy" models where LeNoNo has tried to save every last penny.
They are so cheap that even Walmart sells them.
Lesson learned: do NOT buy E-series.
Lenovo: X240, X250, T440p, T480, M900 Tiny.
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Now, about the way the keyboard seems to have scratched the screen surface...!
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