Introduction

If certain keys on your keyboard fail to work or if it isn't working properly according to your laptop's Device Properties, keyboard replacement is probably necessary. However, this guide also acts as a predecessor to speaker replacement. Thankfully it is a simple replacement that only requires the use of a plastic opening tool.

Parts

No parts required.

Set the laptop facing you with the screen open.
  • Set the laptop facing you with the screen open.

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Using a small plastic opening tool, pry off the keyboard starting at a point closest to you and working around the perimeter. Using a small plastic opening tool, pry off the keyboard starting at a point closest to you and working around the perimeter.
  • Using a small plastic opening tool, pry off the keyboard starting at a point closest to you and working around the perimeter.

There was a screw holding the keyboard in place on my X140e. You have to remove the bottom cover, then look for an M2x8 screw between the hard drive and the memory slots. There’s a keyboard icon alongside the screw to help identify it.

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Flip up the ZIF connector that is holding the small ribbon cable in place. Proceed to pull out the small ribbon cable Proceed to pull out the small ribbon cable
  • Flip up the ZIF connector that is holding the small ribbon cable in place.

  • Proceed to pull out the small ribbon cable

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Flip up the ZIF connector that is holding the larger ribbon cable in place. Proceed to pull out the large ribbon cable. Proceed to pull out the large ribbon cable.
  • Flip up the ZIF connector that is holding the larger ribbon cable in place.

  • Proceed to pull out the large ribbon cable.

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Conclusion

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

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how can I buy a keyboard for my lenovo thinkpad x140e laptop?

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Just as a note, there are two screws that keep that keyboard held in place. You need to remove the back panel and take out those two screws, otherwise you’re going to have a tough time. Also, you really don’t need the pry tool, once those screws are out, the keyboard slides off. The rest of the process is spot on.

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