Introduction

Unlike some laptops that have their keyboard built-in, Thinkpad keyboards can be easily removed in just a few steps.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the eight 14mm screws using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the eight 14mm screws using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

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Lift the palm rest panel.
  • Lift the palm rest panel.

  • Lift the palm rest panel slowly; there is a ribbon cable connected under it.

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While lifting the panel, lift the keyboard up. Be sure to lift the keyboard slowly; there is a ribbon cable attached under it.
  • While lifting the panel, lift the keyboard up.

  • Be sure to lift the keyboard slowly; there is a ribbon cable attached under it.

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Use the spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable.
  • Use the spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable.

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Remove the keyboard.
  • Remove the keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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