IBM ThinkPad 600E Keyboard Replacement
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How to replace the keyboard from the IBM ThinkPad 600E.
- Author: Kevin Nguyen
- Time estimate: 20 - 30 minutes
- Difficulty: Difficult
This guide will show you how to replace your keyboard. Sometimes the keys get broken or worn out, or the track point gets damaged, thus needing it to be replaced.
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Step 1 — Keyboard ¶
Unscrew the coin screw for the hard drive using a coin. Pry off the HDD cover.
Step 2 ¶
Unlock the highlighted latch and pull the disk drive out.
Remove the disk drive.
Step 3 ¶
Four 18mm long M2.5 screws
Two 16mm long M2.5 screws
One 4.5mm long M2.5 screws
Four 3mm long M2.5 screws
Step 4 ¶
Open the laptop all the way until it is flat.
Take the black circle off and remove the screw.
One 4.5mm long M2.5 screw
Step 5 ¶
Pry the keyboard case up from the bottom and gently pry it up from all other edges.
Step 6 ¶
Pry the connectors of the ribbon cables off slowly, lifting straight up. Wiggle gently side to side if necessary.