First released in September 2013, this business notebook with a 14" screen (HD+ or Full HD) comes with Intel Core processors of 4th generation

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loud keyboard clacking driving me nuts

Hi All,

I've bought a used T440S and I just adore it after an Acer Aspire one 5740G. The only thing that drives me up the walls is that the keyboard as smooth as it is has some buttons like C, Z, X and W that make a horrible noise when pushed in a certain way. The C button always sounds like it wants to fall apart. (they all work)

As these are the most used keys, is it possible that the smooth mechanism that makes the pressing of these buttons so pleasant have started malfunctioning and a new keyboard has to be bought?

Is there a workaround trick?

thanks,

Kad

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Hi,

Usually it is easier to replace the keyboard than try to repair it as you can create more problems than you solve when trying to fix it.

Here is a link to the service manual for your laptop. Scroll to p.65 to view the necessary pre-requisites and then the procedure for removing / replacing the keyboard.

https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc...

Keyboards are available online, just search for Lenovo T440s keyboard replacement part to get results.

Here is a link to just one supplier. It is not a recommendation to use the seller, it is just shown to give an idea of the price. There are others that may suit you better. This is for one without the backlight as I wasn't sure what you have.

https://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Keybo...

Hopefully this is of some help.

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hi. thx for the quick reply. In the meantime fixing turned out to be the easiest and quickest way. After watching a disassembly tutorial i quickly pulled the keyboard and after some confusing moments realized that the thin cover that has to be slided up before removing the screws that hold the keyboard was slightly out of place, and some keys were hitting it as I was typing. I just pulled the cover back to its place and now it works just fine. It would have been a shame to spend 60$ for this. At least that is how much a new keyboard for this baby costs in Romania.

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