Hardware Maintenance Manual
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    Hardware Maintenance Manual ThinkPad X131e...

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    Appendix A “Notices” on page 87. Fourth Edition (May 2013) © Copyright Lenovo 2012, 2013. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No. GS-35F-05925.

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    Checkout guide ....LCD FRUs and CRUs ..Lenovo Solution Center ..Miscellaneous kits and other parts ..

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    1040 Hard disk drive or solid-state drive 1140 DC-in cable and base cover assembly . . . assembly ....2010 LCD unit ....1050 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless LAN .

  • Page 5: About This Manual

    Use this manual along with the advanced diagnostic tests to troubleshoot problems effectively. Before servicing a ThinkPad product, be sure to read all the information under and Chapter 2 “Important service information” on page 19. © Copyright Lenovo 2012, 2013...

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  • Page 7: Chapter 1. Safety Information

    • Fan louvers on the machine help to prevent overheating of internal components. Do not obstruct fan louvers or cover them with labels or stickers. Electrical safety Observe the following rules when working on electrical equipment. © Copyright Lenovo 2012, 2013...

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    Important: • Use only approved tools and test equipment. Some hand tools have handles covered with a soft material that does not insulate you when working with live electrical currents. • Many customers have, near their equipment, rubber floor mats that contain small conductive fibers to decrease electrostatic discharges.

  • Page 9: Safety Inspection Guide

    0.1 ohm or less between the external ground pin and the frame ground. b. The power cord should be the authorized type specified for your computer on the Web page http://www.lenovo.com/serviceparts-lookup. c. Insulation must not be frayed or worn.

  • Page 10: Grounding Requirements

    When handling ESD-sensitive parts: • Keep the parts in protective packages until they are inserted into the product. • Avoid contact with other people. • Wear a grounded wrist strap against your skin to eliminate static on your body. • Prevent the part from touching your clothing. Most clothing is insulative and retains a charge even when you are wearing a wrist strap.

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  • Page 25: Chapter 2. Important Service Information

    UEFI BIOS downloads. Telephone numbers for Lenovo Support are available at: http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone • System disassembly and reassembly videos that show the FRU removal or replacement procedures for the Lenovo authorized service technicians are available at: http://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/ion/ Strategy for replacing FRUs Before replacing parts: Ensure that all software fixes, drivers, and UEFI BIOS downloads are installed before replacing any FRUs listed in this manual.

  • Page 26: Solid-state Drive, Or An Msata Solid-state Drive

    Dynamic Configure To Order (CTO) This provides the ability for a customer to configure a Lenovo solution from an eSite, and have this configuration sent to fulfillment, where it is built and shipped directly to the customer. The machine label and eSupport will load these products as the 4-digit MT and 3-digit model, where model = “CTO”...

  • Page 27: Products

    FRU identification for CTO, CMV, and GAV products Use Lenovo eSupport to identify major FRUs, FRU part numbers, and FRU descriptions for CTO, CMV, and GAV products at an MT - serial number level. Examples of major FRUs are hard disk drive, system board, liquid crystal display (LCD), and memory module.

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  • Page 29: Chapter 3. General Checkout

    Before checking problems with the computer, determine whether the damage is covered under the warranty by referring to the following list: The following are not covered under warranty: • LCD panel cracked from the application of excessive force or from being dropped • Scratched (cosmetic) parts © Copyright Lenovo 2012, 2013...

  • Page 30: Checkout Guide

    The Lenovo Solution Center program is available for download at http://www.lenovo.com/diags. To run the Lenovo Solution Center program, go to Control Panel and click System and Security ➙ Lenovo - System Health and Diagnostics, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

  • Page 31: Uefi Diagnostic Program

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 To download and install a quick test program, go to http://www.lenovo.com/diagnose and follow the instructions on the Web site. To run a test using a quick test program, do the following: 1.

  • Page 32: Power System Checkout

    To use the diagnostic medium you have created, do one of the following: • If you have created the bootable diagnostic medium on a USB device, do the following: 1. Attach the USB device to the computer. 2. Turn on the computer. If the computer cannot be turned on, go to “Power system checkout” on page 26, and check the power sources.

  • Page 33: Checking Operational Charging

    To check for detailed battery status information, do the following: • For Windows 7: Open the Power Manager program and click the Battery tab. • For Windows 8: Open the Lenovo Support program and click Battery Health, or open the Lenovo Settings program and click Power.

  • Page 34: Checking The Backup Battery

    Terminal Voltage (V dc) + 0 to + 12.6 Ground (-) 7(-) 6(-) 2(+) 1(+) 3. Measure the resistance between battery terminals 5 and 7. The resistance should be 4 to 30 K Ω. If the resistance is not correct, replace the battery pack. 4.

  • Page 35: Chapter 4. Related Service Information

    Service Web site: When the latest maintenance diskette and the system program service diskette become available, they will be posted on http://www.lenovo.com/support. Restoring the factory contents by using the Recovery Disc Set When the main storage drive is replaced because of a failure, no product recovery program is on the new drive.

  • Page 36: Using The Windows Recovery Programs On The Windows 8 Operating System

    7. When the recovery process is complete, the Welcome to Microsoft Windows screen is displayed. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows setup. 8. After you have completed the Windows setup, you might want to restore the original startup sequence. Start the ThinkPad Setup program and then press F9 to restore the default settings.

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    • To perform a complete format, click Fully clean the drive to start the process. The process will take several hours. 4. Follow the instructions on the screen to reset your computer to the factory default settings. Using the advanced startup options With the advanced startup options, you can change the firmware settings of the computer, change the startup settings of the Windows operating system, start the computer from an external device, or restore the Windows operating system from a system image.

  • Page 38: Passwords

    1. Move your cursor to the top-right or bottom-right corner of the screen to display the charms, and click Search. 2. Type recovery in the Search field and click Settings. Then click Create a recovery drive. 3. Click Yes in the User Account Control window to allow the Recovery Media Creator program to start. 4.

  • Page 39: Power-on Password

    If a master hard disk password has been set, it can be used to access the hard disk drive. If no master hard disk password is available, neither Lenovo nor Lenovo authorized service technicians provide any services to reset either the user hard disk password or the master hard disk password, or to recover data from the hard disk drive.

  • Page 40: How To Remove The Hard Disk Password

    To put the system back to operational status, the only Lenovo and Lenovo-authorized service solution would be to replace the hard disk drive or solid-state drive with a scheduled fee.

  • Page 41: Hibernation Mode

    To enter sleep mode, press Fn+F4. In certain circumstances, the computer goes into sleep mode automatically: • After a period of inactivity specified in power plan settings • When the battery indicator blinks orange, indicating that the battery power is low To return from sleep mode, do one of the following: •...

  • Page 42: Numeric Error Codes

    Note: Do the FRU replacement or other actions in the sequence shown in the column headed “FRU or action, in sequence.” If replacing a FRU does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a nondefective FRU. This index can also help you determine, during regular servicing, what FRUs are likely to need to be replaced next.

  • Page 43: Error Messages

    System board This system supports only batteries specially designed Replace the battery. for this specific system and manufactured by Lenovo or an authorized builder. The system does not support unauthorized batteries or batteries designed for other systems. If an unauthorized battery or a battery designed for another system is installed, the system will not charge.

  • Page 44: No-beep Symptoms

    LCD technology, but excessive pixel problems can cause viewing concerns. If the LCD you are servicing has two or less visible defective pixels, it should not be considered faulty. However, if the LCD has three or more visible defective pixels, it will be deemed as defective by Lenovo and it should be replaced. Notes: •...

  • Page 45: Undetermined Problems

    Undetermined problems If the diagnostic tests did not identify the device that has failed, if wrong devices are installed, or if the system simply is not operating, follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate FRUs that have no defects). Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer.

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  • Page 47: Chapter 5. Status Indicators

    • Slow blinking red: The computer is in sleep mode. • Off: The computer is off or in hibernation mode. Wireless status • Green: The wireless LAN, WAN, or Bluetooth feature is enabled. indicator • Off: The wireless features are disabled. © Copyright Lenovo 2012, 2013...

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  • Page 49: Chapter 6. Fn Key Combinations

    • For Windows 7: Opens the Communications settings window, in which you can preview your video image, take a snapshot of your current image, and change the camera and audio settings. • For Windows 8: Starts the Lenovo Settings program, which enables you to change the camera and audio settings. . Fn+F7 Switches between the computer display and an external monitor.

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  • Page 51: Chapter 7. Locations

    Always on USB connector HDMI connector Built-in digital microphone Media card reader slot Power button System status indicator For the description of the system status indicator, see Chapter 5 “Status indicators” on page 41. © Copyright Lenovo 2012, 2013...

  • Page 52: Rear View

    Rear view System status indicator USB 3.0 connectors Wireless status indicator Fan louver Combo audio connector Video graphics array (VGA) connector RJ45 Ethernet connector For the description of the system status indicator and the wireless status indicator, see Chapter 5 “Status indicators”...

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    CRU, Lenovo will ship the CRU to you. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your product and are available from Lenovo at any time upon request. You can find a list of CRUs for your product in this Hardware Maintenance Manual. An electronic version of this manual can be found at http://www.lenovo.com/support.

  • Page 54: Major Frus And Crus

    Major FRUs and CRUs Table 9. Major FRUs and CRUs FRU description Self-service CRU Optional-service LCD unit (See “LCD FRUs and CRUs” on page 50.) Keyboard bezel assembly Backup battery Hardware Maintenance Manual...

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    Table 9. Major FRUs and CRUs (continued) FRU description Self-service CRU Optional-service I/O board Battery Base cover assembly DC-in cable assembly Hard disk drive or solid-state drive Bottom slot cover PCI Express Mini Card for wireless LAN or PCI Express Mini Card for wireless LAN and Bluetooth combo card PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN mSATA solid-state drive...

  • Page 56: Lcd Frus And Crus

    LCD FRUs and CRUs Table 10. LCD FRUs and CRUs FRU description Self-service CRU Optional-service LCD screw caps LCD bezel assembly Camera Antenna kit Hinges LCD rear cover assembly Hardware Maintenance Manual...

  • Page 57: Miscellaneous Kits And Other Parts

    Table 10. LCD FRUs and CRUs (continued) FRU description Self-service CRU Optional-service Camera cable LCD cable LCD panel Miscellaneous kits and other parts Table 11. Miscellaneous kits FRU descriptions Self-service CRU Optional service LCD cover miscellaneous kit • LCD bracket •...

  • Page 58: Looking Up Fru Information

    Table 12. Other parts Descriptions Self-service CRU Optional service ac power adapter Power cord Looking up FRU information For detailed FRU information, including part numbers, descriptions, and substitution part numbers, go to http://www.lenovo.com/serviceparts-lookup. Hardware Maintenance Manual...

  • Page 59: Chapter 8. Fru Replacement Notices

    Lenovo will ship the CRU to you. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your product and are available from Lenovo at any time upon request. You can find a list of CRUs for your product in this Hardware Maintenance Manual. An electronic version of this manual can be found at http://www.lenovo.com/support.

  • Page 60: Retaining Serial Numbers

    If you replace the system board, you must restore the serial number of the system unit to its original value. Before replacing the system board, save the original serial number by doing the following: 1. Install the latest version of LENOVO ThinkPad Hardware Maintenance Diskette or Maintenance Key, and restart the computer.

  • Page 61: Retaining The Uuid

    After an ECA has been applied to the machine, the EEPROM must be updated to reflect the ECA's application. Use the LENOVO ThinkPad Hardware Maintenance Diskette Version 1.76 or later to update the EEPROM. Note: Only the ECA number is stored in the EEPROM. The machine type of the ECA is assumed to be the same as the machine type of the machine that had the ECA applied to it.

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    4. To write box build date, select 4. Write box build date from EEPROM, and follow the instruction on the screen. If the system board is being replaced, try to read the ECA information from the old system board and transfer the information to the new system.

  • Page 63: General Guidelines

    Lenovo will ship the CRU to you. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your product and are available from Lenovo at any time upon request. You can find a list of CRUs for your product in this Hardware Maintenance Manual. An electronic version of this manual can be found at http://www.lenovo.com/support.

  • Page 64: Removing The Sim Card

    • The only exception to this is if the battery pack is physically damaged or a customer is reporting a possible safety issue. • If the Lenovo Solution Center program is not installed in the computer, the customer should download this program before a non-physically damaged battery pack is replaced. Note that a physically damaged battery pack is not covered by the warranty.

  • Page 65: Bottom Slot Cover

    When installing: Install the battery pack in the slot, and ensure that the battery latch is in the locked position. 1020 Bottom slot cover For access, remove this FRU: • “1010 Battery pack” on page 58 Removal steps of bottom slot cover Note: Loosen the screws , but do not remove them.

  • Page 66: Memory Modules

    1030 Memory modules For access, remove these FRUs in order: • “1010 Battery pack” on page 58 • “1020 Bottom slot cover” on page 59 Removal steps of memory modules When installing: Note: If only one memory module is to be installed on the computer you are servicing, the memory module must be installed in SLOT , but not in SLOT Insert the notched end of the memory module into the slot.

  • Page 67: Assembly

    1040 Hard disk drive or solid-state drive assembly For access, remove these FRUs in order: • “1010 Battery pack” on page 58 • “1020 Bottom slot cover” on page 59 Attention: • Do not drop the drive or apply any physical shock to it. The drive is sensitive to physical shock. Improper handling can cause damage and permanent loss of data.

  • Page 68: Pci Express Mini Card For Wireless Lan

    Removal steps of the hard disk drive or solid-state drive bracket Step Screw (quantity) Color Torque M3 × 3.5 mm, wafer-head, nylon-coated (2) Silver 0.392 Nm (4 kgf-cm) 1050 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless LAN For access, remove these FRUs in order: •...

  • Page 69: Msata Solid-state Drive

    Torque Step Screw (quantity) Color M2 × 3 mm, wafer-head, nylon-coated (1) Black 0.181 Nm (1.85 kgf-cm) When installing: Plug the black cable into the main connector, and the gray cable into the auxiliary connector. Note: In models with a wireless LAN card that has three antenna connectors, plug the black cable (MAIN) into the main connector, and the gray cable (AUX) into the auxiliary connector.

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    Removal steps of PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN (full-size WWAN card) In step , unplug the connectors by using the removal tool antenna RF connector or pick the connectors with your fingers and gently unplug them in the direction of the arrows. Step Screw (quantity) Color...

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    Step Screw (quantity) Color Torque Black 0.181 Nm M2 × 3 mm, wafer-head, nylon-coated (1) (1.85 kgf-cm) When installing: Plug the red cable into the main connector, and the blue cable into the auxiliary connector. Removal steps of mSATA solid-state drive The computer comes with either a PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN or an mSATA solid-state drive.

  • Page 72: Keyboard

    • Ensure that you partition the mSATA solid-state drive after installing it on the computer you are servicing. Otherwise, the mSATA solid-state drive will not function correctly. For instructions on on how to partition an mSATA solid-state drive, go to http://www.lenovo.com/support/msata-fru. Torque...

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    Removal steps of keyboard When installing: Ensure that the screws have been fastened to secure the keyboard. Step Screw (quantity) Color Torque Black 0.181 Nm M2 × 8 mm, wafer-head, nylon-coated (2) (1.85 kgf-cm) Chapter 9 Removing or replacing a FRU...

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    Installation steps of keyboard To install the keyboard, do the following: 1. Attach the connectors. 2. Attach the keyboard and ensure that the hooks on the front edge of the keyboard are under the frame. Hardware Maintenance Manual...

  • Page 75: Keyboard Bezel Assembly

    3. When the front edge of the keyboard is housed firmly, gently press the keys with your fingers and slide the keyboard toward you until the keyboard is in place. 4. Secure the keyboard by tightening the screws from the bottom side of the computer. 1080 Keyboard bezel assembly For access, remove these FRUs in order: •...

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    Removal steps of keyboard bezel assembly Step Screw (quantity) Color Torque Black 0.392 Nm M2.5 × 6 mm, wafer-head, nylon-coated (2) (4 kgf-cm) M2 × 8 mm, wafer-head, nylon-coated (2) Black 0.181 Nm (1.85 kgf-cm) When installing: Ensure that the connectors are attached firmly. Hardware Maintenance Manual...

  • Page 77: Microphone

    Step Screw (quantity) Color Torque Black 0.181 Nm M2 × 5 mm, wafer-head, nylon-coated (3) (1.85 kgf-cm) In step , release the keyboard bezel assembly from the frame as shown in the following illustration using a plastic pry tool, and remove the keyboard bezel assembly in the direction shown by the arrow When installing: Ensure that all the projections of the keyboard bezel assembly are attached firmly to the guide holes of the base cover.

  • Page 78: Speaker Assembly

    1100 Speaker assembly For access, remove these FRUs in order: • “1010 Battery pack” on page 58 • “1020 Bottom slot cover” on page 59 • “1070 Keyboard” on page 66 • “1080 Keyboard bezel assembly” on page 69 Removal steps of speaker assembly Hardware Maintenance Manual...

  • Page 79: I/o Board

    Step Screw (quantity) Color Torque M2 × 5.5 mm, shoulder screw, nylon-coated (4) Black 0.181 Nm (1.85 kgf-cm) When installing: Attach the speaker assembly and route the cable as shown in the following illustration, and ensure that the speaker connector is attached firmly. 1110 I/O board For access, remove these FRUs in order: •...

  • Page 80: Crt Board Assembly (with Cable)

    When installing: Ensure that the connector is attached firmly. 1120 CRT board assembly (with cable) For access, remove these FRUs in order: • “1010 Battery pack” on page 58 • “1020 Bottom slot cover” on page 59 • “1070 Keyboard” on page 66 •...

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    • If you put a system board down, be sure to put it only on a padded surface such as an ESD mat or conductive corrugated material. For access, remove these FRUs in order: • “1010 Battery pack” on page 58 •...

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    Step Screw (quantity) Color Torque Black 0.181 Nm M2 × 3 mm, wafer-head, nylon-coated (2) (1.85 kgf-cm) When installing: Ensure that the connector is attached firmly. Removal steps of thermal fan assembly and backup battery Loosen the screws in ascending alphabetic order as illustrated, but do not remove them. DANGER Use only the authorized battery specified for your computer.

  • Page 83: Dc-in Cable And Base Cover Assembly

    When installing: Ensure that the connectors are attached firmly. 1140 DC-in cable and base cover assembly For access, remove these FRUs in order: • “1010 Battery pack” on page 58 • “1020 Bottom slot cover” on page 59 • “1040 Hard disk drive or solid-state drive assembly” on page 61 •...

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    Applying labels to the base cover The new base cover FRU is shipped with a kit containing labels of several kinds, including but not limited to those described in this topic. The following illustration shows the correct location of each label. When you replace the base cover, apply the following labels: Certificate of Authenticity (COA) label Serial number label...

  • Page 85: Lcd Unit

    Note: If the COA label is attached to a part that is replaced, return the old part with the label attached to the customer, or provide a letter to the customer stating what the label was originally on the computer and what the label part number, serial number, and product key were.

  • Page 86: Lcd Bezel Assembly

    Step Screw (quantity) Color Torque Black 0.392 Nm M2.5 × 6 mm, wafer-head, nylon-coated (4) (4 kgf-cm) 2020 LCD bezel assembly For access, remove these FRUs in order: • “1010 Battery pack” on page 58 • “1020 Bottom slot cover” on page 59 •...

  • Page 87: Lcd Panel, Lcd Cable, And Hinges

    • “1080 Keyboard bezel assembly” on page 69 • “1130 System board assembly, thermal fan assembly, and backup battery” on page 74 • “2010 LCD unit” on page 79 Removal steps of LCD bezel assembly Step Screw cap Screw (quantity) Color Torque M2 ×...

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    • “2020 LCD bezel assembly” on page 80 Removal steps of LCD panel and LCD cable Step Screw (quantity) Color Torque M1.7 × 3 mm, wafer-head, nylon-coated (4) Silver 0.181 Nm (1.85 kgf-cm) When installing: Ensure that the connectors are attached firmly. Removal steps of hinges Step Screw (quantity)

  • Page 89: Integrated Camera And Camera Cable

    2040 Integrated camera and camera cable For access, remove these FRUs in order: • “1010 Battery pack” on page 58 • “1020 Bottom slot cover” on page 59 • “1040 Hard disk drive or solid-state drive assembly” on page 61 •...

  • Page 90: Antenna Kit And Lcd Rear Cover Assembly

    2050 Antenna kit and LCD rear cover assembly For access, remove these FRUs in order: • “1010 Battery pack” on page 58 • “1020 Bottom slot cover” on page 59 • “1040 Hard disk drive or solid-state drive assembly” on page 61 •...

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    Cable routing: When you install the antenna kit, route the cables as shown in the following illustration. As you route the cables, ensure that they are not subject to any tension. Tension could cause the cables to be damaged by the cable guides, or a wire to be broken. Wireless LAN AUX antenna (black) Wireless WAN AUX antenna (blue, on some models) Wireless WAN MAIN antenna (red, on some models)

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  • Page 93: Appendix A. Notices

    Lenovo representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to a Lenovo product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that Lenovo product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead.

  • Page 94: Electronic Emission Notices

    Electronic emission notices For electronic emission information on Class B digital devices, refer to the corresponding information in the User Guide. Trademarks The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries or both: Lenovo ThinkPad ThinkVantage...

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    Part Number: 0B48698_03 Printed in China (1P) P/N: 0B48698_03 *1P0B48698_03*...

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