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.

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

  2. 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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  4. 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.

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

  6. Remove the keyboard.
    • Remove the keyboard.

Conclusion

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

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