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Keyboard removal and installation - ThinkPad A21e, A22e

This document contains instructions for removing and installing the keyboard on the following models:

  • ThinkPad A21e
  • ThinkPad A22e

Removing the keyboard

  1. Remove the battery pack.
  2. Remove the hard disk drive.
  3. Remove any Ultrabay 2000 device
  4. Remove the two screws indicated by 1.
    remove 2 screws from bottom of system
  5. Open LCD panel.
    open lcd panel.
  6. Press keyboard release latch 4, and remove keyboard as shown by 5, 6 and 7.
    use latch to release keyboard and remove

Installing the keyboard

When installing the easy-button cover, do as follows:

install easy-button cover
  1. Install the new keyboard, following the directions in the figure. Make sure that the keyboard edges, shown in the figure as (A), (B), and (C), are under the frame.
    install keyboard ensure points a, b, and c are under frame.
  2. Insert your fingers into the PC Card slot on the left of the computer and the Ultrabay 2000 slot on the right of the computer as shown in 1. Then, with your fingers in those slots as in 2, latch the keyboard in place by using your thumbs to press firmly on the Shift keys. Press the Y key to connect the keyboard to the connector on the under side of the key 3.
    press down on shift keys and then press down on y key.
  3. To make sure that the front side of the keyboard is housed firmly, gently press the Shift keys with your thumbs and try to slide the keyboard towards you. Do not push parts (A) and (B) on the keyboard strongly; to do so might cause distortion of the Ultrabay 2000 slot and the PC Card slot.
    press gently on shift keys and try to slide keyboard forward.
  4. After the fastening of two screws of bottom side, push the Y key again to connect the keyboard firmly to the connector on the underside of the key.
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