How to Install Bluetooth on an IBM T60

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How to Install Bluetooth on an IBM T60
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Bluetooth wireless communication technology has grown increasingly popular in recent years. Today, it is common to see Bluetooth used for wireless headsets and microphones, for sending data from a computer to a mobile phone, and even for wireless game controllers. Although the Lenovo ThinkPad T60 has an internal slot for a Bluetooth card, you may have elected not to install it when you purchased your computer. The Bluetooth card for the ThinkPad T60 is available as an after-market part, and you can purchase and install it yourself, if you would like to add Bluetooth functionality to your computer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T60 Bluetooth card (part BDC-2)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn the ThinkPad T60 completely off. Remove the battery pack and position the computer in front of you with the screen opened.

  2. 2

    Use a flathead screwdriver or other thin tool to carefully pry the two square screw covers from the top part of the ThinkPad T60 screen. Repeat this with the three rectangular screw covers on the sides of the screen and the three round covers on the bottom of the screen. If you remove the covers carefully, you will be able to stick them back on after finishing the procedure.

  3. 3

    Unscrew all of the Phillips-head screws under the screw covers that you removed. When you are done, you will have removed eight screws.

  4. 4

    Push the release tab in the upper-right corner of the ThinkPad T60 screen to the right to release the plastic bezel from the screen. Lift the bezel directly off of the screen, being careful not to scratch the display. The empty connector for the Bluetooth card is under the plastic bezel, in the bottom-left corner of the display assembly.

  5. 5

    Push the Bluetooth card into the empty connector carefully, making sure that the screw hole on the side of the card lines up with the mounting hole beneath it. Screw the Bluetooth card down with the included Phillips-head screw.

  6. 6

    Place the plastic bezel back on top of the ThinkPad T60 screen and press down until the release tab in the corner of the screen clicks.

  7. 7

    Replace the eight Phillips-head screws that you removed from the ThinkPad T60 screen.

  8. 8

    Push all of the screw covers back into their original positions.

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