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  1. IBM ThinkPad T42 Display Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the 20 Phillips screws on the underside of the T42.

    • For ease of reassembly, keep your screws organized.

  2. IBM ThinkPad T42 Display Replacement, Rear Screws: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the 2 Phillips screws on both sides of the T42's rear.

  3. IBM ThinkPad T42 Display Replacement, Keyboard/Trackpad Removal: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the laptop over and open the screen.

    • The bezel and keyboard will be loose, be careful.

  4. IBM ThinkPad T42 Display Replacement, Disconnecting Ribbon Cables: step 4, image 1 of 2 IBM ThinkPad T42 Display Replacement, Disconnecting Ribbon Cables: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully maneuver the palm rest away from the keyboard, as both the keyboard and palm rest/trackpad will come off together.

    • Remember, both the keyboard and trackpad have connectors to the motherboard. Disconnect these before completely removing either component.

  5. IBM ThinkPad T42 Display Replacement, Bezel Removal: step 5, image 1 of 2 IBM ThinkPad T42 Display Replacement, Bezel Removal: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the plastic bezel along the edges, you may need to pry the areas circled with a spudger to remove the bezel.

  6. IBM ThinkPad T42 Display Replacement, Display Screws: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the screws holding down the display.

    • Along with the one pictured in red, there is another one along the top right edge.

  7. IBM ThinkPad T42 Display Replacement, Display and Ribbon Cable Removal: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully unplug the display ribbon on the motherboard, then carefully lift the display free from the device.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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@Seth

Just use the pic numbering left to right each of the 4 rows.

Start at the top and remove in sequence, placing each on a strip of heavy tape to keep the screws in sequence.

Place a second strip on top when finished to secure the sequence until it's time to re-assemble.

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Very poor & sketchy guide! NO mention at all of how to handle the other wires involved in disconnecting the screen (lid) from the laptop base, eg: the wireless antenna connections and instructions like: "Unscrew the screws holding it down" are far too vague! holding WHAT down ffs!!!!

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