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W520 dock plastic

#1 Post by Quicklite » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:02 am

Hi guys,

Got a W520 - it's working well. I've noticed that the dock plastic cover has broken at 2 places (so now both can move - instead of 1x moving bit to keep away the dusts).

I don't think it would affect the dock operation (docking still works fine). Though just wondering, should I remove them (e.g. so they don't damage the laptop if jammed into the dock at the odd angle / they're fine with straight vertical docking); or should I leave them (so dusts do not get in?)

I apologise for the slightly vague description, have attached a photo here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/74jt3j9q0g2m ... iTh1a?dl=0
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Re: W520 dock plastic

#2 Post by ko » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:33 pm

Remove them if you can. It's not worth it to risk your laptop just to keep a minuscule amount of dust out.
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Re: W520 dock plastic

#3 Post by CrazyTPFan » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:15 pm

I would just remove the plastics since there not really important.
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