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Keyboard removal and installation - ThinkPad X40, X41

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Removing the keyboard
  1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac adapter and all cables from the computer.
  2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
  3. Remove the battery.
  4. Remove 6 screws with keyboard icon to remove keyboard.
    Removing keyboard screws

  5. Gently push the keyboard forward, as shown in step (1). Then lift up the keyboard slightly, as shown in step (2).
    Removing the keyboard

  6. Detach the keyboard connector to remove the keyboard.
    Detaching the keyboard connector

Installing the keyboard
  1. Attach the connector.
  2. Make sure that the keyboard edges, shown in the step (1), are under the frame. Then press the keys indicated by step (2) to latch the keyboard firmly in place.
    Connecting the keyboard

  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.
    Installing the keyboard

  4. Secure the keyboard by tightening the screws from the bottom side of the computer as illustrated in step 1 of Removing the keyboard.


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  • Alias ID: MIGR-54595
  • Document ID: PD010811
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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