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Screwdriver to open X201

Hi,

 

i need to open inside of my X201 myself because i dont trust technical services.

 

could you please tell me which screwdriver set and tools should i use like IBM technicians use? i d like to buy one set like they used.

 

thanks

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Re: Screwdriver to open X201

Hi Priority,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community!

 

You can purchase any screwdriver kit for laptop, which you can get it online. And use ThinkPad X201 HMM (Hardware Maintenance Manual) if you want to replace any hardware parts.

 

ThinkPad X201 HMM

 

Hope this helps.

 

Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar



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Re: Screwdriver to open X201

I normally use a PH0, (sometimes PH00 for some of the silver screws)

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Re: Screwdriver to open X201

Do you know anyone in the U.S. that can send you a small package? If you can do that, the best screwdriver set I have ever used is a very simple cheap device I got at Home Depot. It is a single handle with 3 bits, giving you 3 Philips and 3 straight screwdrivers. I used to wear out about 2 electronics screwdrivers per month and one of the ones from Home Depot is still working fine after 4 years. The largest Philips bit is perfect for almost all ThinkPad screws. It costs between $5 and $6. The brand is Husky and the part number is HD-74501. They have a similar tool for Torx bits

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Re: Screwdriver to open X201

That's great info, Rich!

I'm definitely going to get both the similar 71281H Ph/Sl set, as 74501 looks unavailable now, and the 70381H Torx set. Both are listed at $5.97.

 

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Re: Screwdriver to open X201

unfortunately i dont have somebody who can provide me screwdriver from US from Home Depot :/

 

available in amazon :

 

http://www.amazon.com/Husky-74501-Precision-Screwdriver-Kit/dp/B0006JLLMQ

 

i have set 3 flat 2 philips driver. which are PH0 and PH00 but it s not so good. u cant imagine how many screws i broked and ruined.

 

i have bigger Philips screwdriver it fits better than PH0 but it is strong for thinkpad screws. when i apply a little more pressure it is easy to break the screw. screws are made with very poor quality by the way. instead stops screwdriver their heads easily getting loose.

 

i found this one i dont know if it s good :

 

http://i.imgur.com/XcaZYiv.jpg

 

Regards,

 

 

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Re: Screwdriver to open X201

Hi Priority,

 

Check if you are interested from below link, we are using the same set.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Phone-Repair-Screw-Driver-Tweezer/dp/B004P0XFH6

http://www.amazon.com/Signstek-Pocket-Screwdriver-Repair-Magnetic/dp/B00FWNNWJG

 

The second link which you have provided is also good, in that you are having “Pry Plate” from which it will be easy to remove Keyboard bezel & LCD covers. http://i.imgur.com/XcaZYiv.jpg  

 

Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar



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Re: Screwdriver to open X201

it will be PH 0 or PH 1.. it would be better if there was something between 0 - 1  like 0.5. because #1 is a bit big for screws and #0 is a little small. 

 

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Re: Screwdriver to open X201

PH0 works perfectly fine in all my ThinkPads, only some WLAN, WWAN cards needed the PH00

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Re: Screwdriver to open X201

i bought

 

#00, #0, #1 and some flat screwdrives plus the tool in the picture with plastic plates. i think these will be enough.

 

thanks for your advises.

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