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Undocumented and hidden keyboard keystroke combinations - ThinkPad T430, T430s, T530


The new silkscreening on new model ThinkPads do not list four keyboard shortcut functions (Break, SysRq, ScrLK, Pause).  The embedded keypad functionality has been removed from the T430, T430s and T530 systems.  The older T42x and T52x keyboard styles will not fit the newer T43x and T53x systems.


Affected configuration

The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

  • T430
  •  T430s
  •  T530


Applies to:
  • All Operating Systems



The supported functions and corresponding keyboard shortcut keys are listed below:

Break (FN + B)
SysRq (FN + S)
ScrLK (FN + K)
Pause (FN + P)

  • Alias ID: SF12-T0034
  • Document ID: HT074004
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo