Whats inside an IBM Thinkpad 600eSome screw memorising required.
OpeningAh yes the 600e. Isn't it lovely?
Remove the battery, harddrive, memory and CD-Rom.
Undo all screws with arrows pointing to them.
Lift off the keyboard from the front.
At the back there are two flat plastic cables to remove before lifting the keyboard fully off.
The insides should look like this.
The first thing to try and remove is the modem situaited on top if the hard disk.
Then the heat sink can be removed by unscrewing it.
You will need to unscrew the left screws on the CPU card the heat sink attaches to.
The heat sink is also attached by a cable powering the fan. It looks quite cool.
You can now remove the CPU card but first remove the piece of metal holding it down sticking out from the PC card block.
This is the CPU card. And the connector here is fantastic. That must be some 450 pins.
This is the board end. When putting it back together remember the position of the black wire bundle.
Note the way the LCD is connected by winding the ribbon cable round and round.
At thats the thing stripped. There is little point going any further.
The chip in red is the eeprom chip you need to unsolder to get at your password