03-04-2009 01:35 PM
04-20-2009 12:06 PM - edited 04-20-2009 12:16 PM
I don't go into this forum much since I use a newer machine now, but the old i Series still works so I poke around with it every now and then.
I went through the steps to remove the nameplate (referred to as the "middle cover and launch key assembly" in the Hardware Maintenance Manual I downloaded from the Lenovo site). After lifting off the clear plastic cover over the launch keys (using the pry hole in the front center) and lifting off the key label template, I lifted up the left and right ends of the next key label panel to expose two screws. After removing these, there are two screws on the back of the machine (above the display and USB ports) that need to be removed. Then you need to have the LCD open before you pop this cover you just unscrewed as it needs to lift up and in toward the keyboard. The next step is to pry the end of this cover nearest the power button up with a small screwdriver and the whole panel that these 4 screws held down will come up. Don't lift too far as there is a connector under this panel. Flipping this panel upside down from back to front over the keyboard exposes this connector.
Hope this helps (and doesn't come too late to prevent breaking the nameplate).
04-21-2009 08:48 AM