Introduction

This guide details the steps necessary to remove single keys from the keyboard. Please follow this guide only if you are experiencing trouble with a few keys. If numerous keys aren't working, it may be time to replace the entire keyboard.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn off the computer.
  • Turn off the computer.

  • Disconnect the charging cable from the computer.

  • Failure to unplug the cable could result in electric shock.

  • Flip the computer upside down.

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Locate the two switches that lock the battery. Push the right-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position. Locate the two switches that lock the battery. Push the right-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position.
  • Locate the two switches that lock the battery. Push the right-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position.

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Push and hold the left hand switch outward in the "unlocked" position, then gently slide the battery away from the computer.
  • Push and hold the left hand switch outward in the "unlocked" position, then gently slide the battery away from the computer.

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Place your pointer finger under the key you want to remove. For extra leverage, use the thumb and rotate the key in the manner shown.
  • Place your pointer finger under the key you want to remove. For extra leverage, use the thumb and rotate the key in the manner shown.

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The key will come off with a popping sound.
  • The key will come off with a popping sound.

  • You will now be able to see the mechanism below the key. Clean this area using compressed air, then replace the key.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your keyboard, push the key back into the original spot.

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I used your guide to install the key, thank you. I bought my lenovo keys from this link below

http://www.replacementlaptopkeys.com/len...

keep up the good work.

Resteasy - Reply

Hello , you can buy single keys on this site:

http://www.laptopkey-europe.eu/

John Pohl - Reply

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