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Rear Lid Swap

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Rear Lid Swap

#1 Post by defuse » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:16 pm

Hi, I have a x230T. I purchased a replacement rear lid. What's the best way to swap the internal parts to the new lid? I'm assuming I can use a hair dryer to remove the black pieces of plastics from the old lid. Also what is the recommended adhesive to use to use to reapply the plastic pieces? Could I use the same adhesive on the copper foil tape? If where can I purchase that copper tape?

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Re: Rear Lid Swap

#2 Post by evening_hunger » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:20 pm

Ironically, i know nothing about that black plastic pieces, but I do know quite a lot about the copper tapes. I think once taken off, they remain fully (or like 75%) adhesive, so there's no need for any treatment to stick them onto the new lid. I've done that in X220 (not "X220t") but I bet the tapes are the same.

Perhaps a thin, double sided tape (Scotch makes such) could be used for the black pieces? Good luck anyways!
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