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Keyboard removal and installation - ThinkCentre A52 (type 8154, 8161, 8162, 8163, 8164, 8165) / M52 (type 8111, 8211, 8212, 8213, 8214)

Note: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading the "Important safety information" in the Quick Reference that was included with your computer or in the Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Quick Reference or HMM, go to /ContentResources/Migrated Assets/think/support.

This section provides instructions on how to replace a keyboard.

  1. Remove any media (diskettes, CDs, or tapes) from the drives, shut down your operating system, and turn off all attached devices.
  2. Unplug all power cords from electrical outlets.
  3. Locate the keyboard connector.

    Note: Your keyboard might be connected to a standard keyboard connector 1 or a USB connector 2. Depending on where your keyboard is connected, see "Locating the connectors on the rear of your computer" or "Locating the connectors on the front of your computer".

Keyboard connector

  1. Disconnect the failing keyboard cable from the computer.
  2. Connect the new keyboard to the appropriate connector on the computer.
  3. Go to "Completing the parts replacement".
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  • Alias ID: MIGR-61004
  • Document ID: PD014232
  • Last Updated :6/17/2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo