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Open the computer

I need to open the computer case to either tighten or re-solder the power cord connection. The connection on the back of the computer is loose and the computer has stopped taking a charge; however the computer is still usable with the power cord attached ONLY. The battery will go completely dead unless I fix the problem in short order.
How do I open the computer in the shortest way in order to service the power supply area?

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  • jay2373 Nov 26, 2008

    The question was not that of diagnosis. I need some expertise on opening the case so I can diagnose the problem. I am technically inclined and electronically savvy. I doo not desire advice at this point on anything other than opening the ThinkPad 2379-DJI case so that all the integral parts don't fall apart, and so I can put it back together when I am finished.
    Care to try again?


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The Hardware Maintenance Manual for the - ThinkPad T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p can be found on the lenovo web site at
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-46464

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ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/39t6192_01.pdf


The document requires adobe reader thats available for free at www.adobe.com

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You stated that the power cord connection on the computer is loose, but if it operates while connected to the external power supply that would indicate to me that the connection is working. My thought at this point is either that the battery is not accepting a charge, indicating a defective battery, or that there is a problem with the motherboard that is preventing the battery from charging.

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    vince martino Nov 26, 2008

    If someone does not want ideas on how to find resolutions to their problems, maybe they should just try to resolve them on their own and not ridicule people for proposing alternatives.When I am trying to solve a problem with a particular computer, I first look at the web site for the manufactuer and look at their support section. They normally have links to that system and a download site for the manual, even if it is an older "legacy" model that is no longer manufactured.

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