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Keyboard removal and installation - ThinkPad T520, T520i, W520

Keyboard removal

For access, remove these FRUs in order:


StepsScrew (quantity)ColorTorque
1 M2 × 14 mm, wafer-head, nylon-coated (2) Black 0.181 Nm (1.85 kgfcm)

Push down the keyboard a little toward the arrow [2] until the front edge of the keyboard is detached from the keyboard bezel.


Lift the keyboard a little in the direction shown by arrow [3], and then detach the connector [4].



Keyboard installation

When installing the keyboard, do as follows:

  1. Attach the keyboard connector [1]
  2. Attach the keyboard so that the keyboard edges [a] are under the frame as shown in this figure.76874_keyboard4.jpg
  3. Gently press the keys with your thumbs and try to slide the keyboard toward you.76874_keyboard5.jpg
  4. Make sure that the front side of the keyboard ( b ) is housed firmly. 76874_keyboard6.jpg
  5. Secure the keyboard by tightening the screws from the bottom side of the computer.
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  • Alias ID: MIGR-76874
  • Document ID: PD010690
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo