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W510/520 palmrest compatibility

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W510/520 palmrest compatibility

#1 Post by mattventura » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:21 pm

I see that the W510 and W520 seem to have different palmrest parts, but I was wondering if anyone has actually tried putting a W510 palmrest on a W520. I just ordered a used W520, but the palmrest looks like it has some chips on the corners. I have a fresh W510 palmrest that I'd like to put on it if possible. I could check it myself if it comes to that, but I'd rather not remove the W520's palmrest unnecessarily due to risk of breaking the plastic clips.
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Re: W510/520 palmrest compatibility

#2 Post by Tasurinchi » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:32 am

mattventura wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:21 pm
I see that the W510 and W520 seem to have different palmrest parts, but I was wondering if anyone has actually tried putting a W510 palmrest on a W520
I tried that ages ago and it did not work, if I remember correctly is because the mg frames are slightly different.

I took some pictures at that time, I'll post them here once I find them.

Edit: Found them! I merged two pics into one. Remember this was taken long ago, don't ask me which is the W510 and which the W520 :??:

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Re: W510/520 palmrest compatibility

#3 Post by TPFanatic » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:14 am

You also risk breaking the W520 palmrest if you accidentally leave screws in before removing it - I ripped the palmrest right off the screw cylinder, dissassembling my T520. The plastics are incredibly thin in this generation.
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Re: W510/520 palmrest compatibility

#4 Post by mattventura » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:16 pm

Thanks for the tips. The good news is that the palmrest on the W520 is actually in pretty good condition. The photos made it look like there was a big chip taken out of the corner, so maybe the seller re-used photos from a different auction.

The keyboard, on the other hand, both looks and feels bad, so that's definitely getting replaced.
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