T60 Screen Power Inverter Replacement

Sometimes you fix things, and they don't turn out fixed. This is one of those stories.

I have this old Thinkpad T60 (circa 2004 - they built these things well), where windows finally gave up the ghost on this fellow, so I put on Ubuntu, but it consistently had issues with the screen - after a few minutes of operation the backlight would go out. I thought that the screen power inverter might be the problem.

It wasn't, but it was still a fun replacement, so I thought I would share:

Equipment :
  • laptop (unplugged and with battery removed)
  • Screwdrivers
  • new power inverter

Screw locations - four on the front and a few on the sides.
They're hidden behind small black covers, you can use a flat
screwdriver to pry them off.

Here we are with the screws removed, you can pull up on the
screen-front to reveal the power inverter - the green and
white strip at the bottom.

It pulls right out and you can swap it with the new one.
One side connects with the screen, and the other with the chassis
Reverse steps to get back to working laptop.