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timdickinson
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Thinkpad L430 replacement speaker grill / mesh?

I have been using my sturdy L430 for a good while now, and while the laptop still works great - the speaker grill under the palm rest has chipped and is now coming off completely.

 

Where could I find a replacement part?

 

Thanks

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Re: Thinkpad L430 replacement speaker grill / mesh?

To replace the speakers the easiest would be to buy online on sites like eBay, Amazon and alike. New speakers should be quite affordable, see this example: click me! (I have no affiliation with the seller)

 

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Re: Thinkpad L430 replacement speaker grill / mesh?

Thanks for the reply.

 

However, it is the just the grill (ie. the mesh and sticky bit) and not the speaker itself that I need to replace.

 

I couldn't find anything relevant on Ebay? Or are you saying I need to replace the whole speaker to get a new grill?

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Re: Thinkpad L430 replacement speaker grill / mesh?

I've never seen the speaker grills alone, maybe in AliExpress or other sites selling electronics components.

 

Although I don't know if the work is worth considering a replacement speaker costs £8... Smiley Wink

 

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Re: Thinkpad L430 replacement speaker grill / mesh?

True, but the speakers are fine and it doesn't look like replacing the speakers would replace the grill Smiley Sad

 

You can buy speaker mesh stickers for most Thinkpad models, but not the L430 it seams. Do you know if the palmrest shape/size on the L430 is the same as any other models?

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Re: Thinkpad L430 replacement speaker grill / mesh?

I was of the opinion that the L430 doesn't have any mesh grills on the palmrest. Is yours different than the L430 pictured below?

 

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Re: Thinkpad L430 replacement speaker grill / mesh?

Sorry - they are just on the underside of the palmrest - on the angled downward 1" face at the front (below the trackpad).

 

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Re: Thinkpad L430 replacement speaker grill / mesh?

Oh! I was looking at the palmrest top like the T430, silly me...

 

Well, in this case the mesh should be available somewhere, I got mesh replacements for my T510/T520 out of eBay, with a bit of luck you can find them too.

 

In worst case scenario you will need a new palmrest :-/

 

Edit: forget what I wrote about the speakers...

 

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