Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace your entire keyboard for your IBM ThinkPad X41.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Remove battery before keyboard to avoid damage to battery. Image 2/3: Remove battery before keyboard to avoid damage to battery. Image 3/3: Remove battery before keyboard to avoid damage to battery.
  • Slide outward to unlock and lift battery up to remove.

  • Remove battery before keyboard to avoid damage to battery.

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  • With a Phillips PH000 to remove all six 6 mm screws identified for the keyboard as shown.

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  • Flip the laptop over once more returning it to its upright position and open laptop .

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Image 1/2: Push firmly upward with both thumbs. This will detach keyboard from base. Image 2/2: Be cautious when lifting as there is an orange connection cable still attached to the bottom side.
  • Using your left hand, place thumb on the upper part of the keyboard and place your other thumb on the bottom part of the keyboard.

  • Push firmly upward with both thumbs. This will detach keyboard from base.

  • Be cautious when lifting as there is an orange connection cable still attached to the bottom side.

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Image 1/2: This step's directions are based on the angle shown . Image 2/2: This step's directions are based on the angle shown .
  • Detach the connection to the motherboard by first sliding it towards you, then pulling upward away from your body.

  • This step's directions are based on the angle shown .

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  • Lift the entire keyboard off the laptop.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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