IBM ThinkPad T30, introduced in May 2002.

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Compatible Keyboards with ThinkPad T30?

I have an IBM ThinkPad T30. Some buttons broke and the keys are missing. Some are missing membranes and some with them won't work. I want to get a new keyboard for it, but $40 seems steep for a keyboard. Could I use a Keyboard from another ThinkPad model? Some like the T23 look like they would work but I don't want to risk buying one if it doesn't work. Any Thinkpad keyboards that would work?

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$40 is a bit expensive for all it is.

Here's one on the UK ebay for £13, also you can buy individual keys on ebay and other various sites for far cheaper.

EDIT: By the looks of my t43 they're the same, I think from memory most of those models are the same if they look the same.

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Hi,

Here is a link to the service manual for your laptop.

Scroll to p.77 to view the necessary pre-requisite steps and then the procedure to remove the keyboard.

Scroll to p.153 you will find the part numbers for all the available keyboard types for this model.

If you search online using the part number only, relevant to your requirements, you will get suppliers of the part. The part number should also be printed on the keyboard as well.

Hopefully this is of some help

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