Thor VM1 and Thor VM1A Field Replaceable Front Panel
The front panel of the Thor VM1 and Thor VM1A is field replaceable. The front panel assembly contains the keyboard, touchscreen and
optional defroster. Should any of these components fail, the front panel assembly can easily be replaced to minimize downtime. The
replacement front panel is available in several configurations.
Requirements - User Supplied
• Torquing tool capable of measuring inch pounds
• #2 Phillips screwdriver bit
Replacing Front Panel
If the Thor VM1 has a Windows CE operating system, place the Thor VM1 in Suspend by pressing the Power button on the front of
the Thor VM1. If the Thor VM1 has a Windows Embedded Standard operating system, select Shut Down from the Windows Shut
Down menu. For Thor VM1A, press and hold the Power button until the options menu appears and select Power Off.
Remove the computer from the Quick Mount Smart Dock by pulling
down on the red quick release handle, lifting the bottom of the computer
away from the dock, and lifting the computer up and away from the dock.
Place the computer face down on a clean, well lit stable surface.
Use a #2 Phillips bit to loosen the captive M3 screws
on the tethered access panel with the SIM label.
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