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Replace Key on Thinkpad keyboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by FtWrth, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. FtWrth

    FtWrth Thread Starter

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    Hi. My T23 Thinkpad had a key pop off thanks to a book falling on the keyboard. I have the key and both unbroken little plastic holder parts. I cannot get it together, and neither could the "Geek Squad" at Best Buy nor my local computer repair shop guy. Does anybody know the secret? Nothing is broken; it just won't go back on. Thanks!
     
  2. alumaline

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    have you looked under the other keys?
    maybe a plastic pin has broken off and
    it cannot be fixed or maybe it can.
    Carefully lift up another key but just
    barely to see how it connects.

    Mark S
     
  3. Compiler

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    If the key cannot be put back on, its pretty much dead. The switch itself maybe damage. Does they switch work at all? Because its a rather old ThinkPad, you're best bet is looking at criagslist or ebay to look for a whole keyboard or dead T23 computer that you can salvage.
     
  4. FtWrth

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    Thanks for your input. All the parts are present and not damaged, and the key (F5) is working.
     
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