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Introduction

I will replace the keyboard on this Thinkpad X220 in a few steps.

  1. Locate the two switches that lock the battery. Then push the left switch outward into the "unlocked" position. This switch will remain in the unlocked position.
    • Locate the two switches that lock the battery.

    • Then push the left switch outward into the "unlocked" position.

    • This switch will remain in the unlocked position.

  2. Now push and hold the right  switch to the right while using the other hand to gently slide the battery upwards out of the laptop. Now push and hold the right  switch to the right while using the other hand to gently slide the battery upwards out of the laptop.
    • Now push and hold the right switch to the right while using the other hand to gently slide the battery upwards out of the laptop.

  3. This is a rechargeable Li-Ion battery that has a capacity of 4400 mAh, if you have the 6 cell model. The 4 or 9 cell model has different ratings.
    • This is a rechargeable Li-Ion battery that has a capacity of 4400 mAh, if you have the 6 cell model.

    • The 4 or 9 cell model has different ratings.

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  5. Put the laptop upside down.
    • Put the laptop upside down.

    • Unscrew the two keyboard retention screws.

  6. Put the laptop back on its feet, open the lid and push the keyboard from the TrackPoint click buttons. After that, pull it from the laptop assembly.
    • Put the laptop back on its feet, open the lid and push the keyboard from the TrackPoint click buttons.

    • After that, pull it from the laptop assembly.

  7. You should now have access to the keyboard's connector. Pull it gently from the grabbing tip.
    • You should now have access to the keyboard's connector.

    • Pull it gently from the grabbing tip.

  8. The keyboard is now totally unplugged from the laptop.
    • The keyboard is now totally unplugged from the laptop.

    • Here you go! Plug a new keyboard on the connector and follow the steps in the reverse order to finish your repair.

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