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Keyboard removal and installation - ThinkPad X301

For access, remove these FRUs in order:

Keyboard removal

Please perform the following steps as shown in the pictures below.

Attention: If a travel cover is installed on the computer you are servicing, you need to remove it before removing the screw that secures the keyboard. In models with the travel cover, screw [1a] should have been removed when you removed the travel cover.

Keyboard removal step 1
Keyboard removal step 1 and 1a screw description

Keyboard removal step 2 and 3

Lift the keyboard a little in the direction shown by arrow [4], and then detach the connector [5].

Keyboard removal step 4 and 5

 

Keyboard installation
  1. Attach the keyboard connector.Keyboard installation step 1

  2. Attach the keyboard so that the keyboard edges [a] are under the frame as shown in this figure.Keyboard installation step a

  3. To make sure that the front side of the keyboard is housed firmly, gently press the keys with your thumbs and try to slide the keyboard toward you.
    Keyboard installation

  4. Secure the keyboard by tightening the screws from the bottom side of the computer.
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  • Alias ID: MIGR-71375
  • Document ID: PD004101
  • Last Updated :6/17/2014
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