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T480 sharp edges

2019-07-01, 11:38 AM

Hello,

 

i have just bought thinkpad T480. I recently noticed that this laptop has very sharp edges and you can feel them cutting your wrist. Its really annoying. Is there any solution to this?

 

Thank you

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Re: T480 sharp edges

2019-07-23, 12:51 PM

Hi zdenda28,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums!

 

In cases like this, we recommend reporting the matter to our local support team to get it addressed. You can reach them at 800-353-637, 9:00-17:00 Monday-Friday.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

Reference link: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/SupportPhoneList

 



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Re: T480 sharp edges

2019-09-25, 13:21 PM

Did you ever get a solution to this?  I've got the same scenario on my T590.

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Re: T480 sharp edges

2019-11-06, 10:47 AM

Same for my T480s -- it's a design flaw.  One solution is to add material; the other solution to subtract material.

 

I tried adding black silicone around the edges near the corners.  Since the lid comes down tight, the added material can't go higher than the upper surface, so silicone is too soft.  I am considering adding blackened epoxy putty instead.

 

On subtraction.  Corner wear (from my poor palms) shows that the offending part is metal, likely an aluminum alloy.  It can be easily filed.  Even a 1 mm radiuis of curvature at the edges would much improve comfort.  However, for the subtraction not to weaken the structure, there must be generous metal thickness there.  This can probably be verified by removing the rear and looking inside. 

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