09-15-2014 03:27 PM
first thing does anyone know how to open the palmrest area for z500 ? and am i gonna need to disassemble many parts in order to disassemble the palmrest area ?
I mean I saw many videos about disassembling it , but none of them showed how to open the palmrest area and how to replace it ..
seondly .. does all of z500 models have msata port inside ?
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09-16-2014 12:58 AM
The palmrest should be accessible after removing the mb. The hmm did not provide enough info on how to access and open it. But hopefully those videos should give you enough ideas on how to do it.
In my unit the msata connector is missing so I'm not sure if yours has it. See picture below.
09-16-2014 07:48 AM
EtC_X, what exactly are you planning to do with the palm rest ? Replace it or repair a crack ?
In order to access the palm rest will require you to completely disassemble the laptop. Unlike other laptops which have the components assembled in the base, your model has all the components assembled in the upper palm rest. If you haven't watched the Lenovo Training Video on disassembling your model, here is the link to that video. The section you would be interested in is under the FPU Videos topic......
Here is a link to one seller who is offering a palm rest for your model. The photos will give you an idea of what a disassembled palm rest will look like although they still have some parts attached. Even fully disassembled there will still be metal shielding still attached to the palm rest.......
09-17-2014 01:14 AM
Thank you for the replies
I want to open the palmrest because I have a dent on it .. i thought if it was easy enough to open it I would try to pop it out from the other side
but it seems very hard to do that , and it doesn't deserve all of that work for just a dent
09-17-2014 08:00 AM
EtC_X, you will definitely have a lot of work involved if you under take that project. Even when it was disassembled the dent would have to be in an open area or an area that is only covered by metal shielding on the inside for the removal to be successful. Then there is other possibility where over working the dent now becomes a bump and/or a big bump of the surrounding area. If the dent isn't causing problems and your not comfortable doing it, it is best left alone.