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Where can I find a Spanish layout keyboard replacement for a Thinkpad P51?

Hi,

 

I'm a student based in Spain who wants to save some money by buying a P51 from a US retailer because, in Spain, the same laptop is about twice as expensive. I've taken into account the shipping fees and all and it's still worth doing. 

 

Now, the big question: Where can I buy a replacement for the US keyboard that has the Spanish Typical layout? It's a pain getting used to a new layout, plus there are a couple of characters that US people don't use but I do on a daily basis.

 

Thanks in Advance,

Alex.

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Re: Where can I find a Spanish layout keyboard replacement for a Thinkpad P51?

Hello and welcome,

 

My suggestion is to have a look at the FRU/BOM and use the keyboard part #s to search.  There are several listed as "ES".  Some of those show up on eBay. You can also try Encompass for a North American source.  I don't know if they ship internationally.

 

https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/p51_frubom_20171004.pdf

 

Encompass example (please verify)  https://encompass.com/item/10692432/Lenovo/00PA339/Ki_Keyboards_Internal

 

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Re: Where can I find a Spanish layout keyboard replacement for a Thinkpad P51?

Thansk for the reply,

 

I was able to find some parts that I think should fit, though I've encountered a problem: If I go to http://lnv.gy/2IzWoAr , which is a website where you can find suitable replacements for a specific model and an enter the Part Number of the p51 that I want to buy: 20HHS0SY00 , I only get one keyboard option, the English one, though if I search for the suitable keyboards for the p51, in general, I get layouts for all countries. Does that mean that I can't change the keyboard? And if I can, is there going to be any problem with compatibility and stuff?

 

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Re: Where can I find a Spanish layout keyboard replacement for a Thinkpad P51?

I wouldn't expect compatibility issues, but I've never done a keyboard language swap.  Others here can probably speak to that.

 

Have a look at the HMM for an idea of what's involved.  Doesn't look too bad.

 

Hardware Maintenance Manual - ThinkPad P51 (20HH, 20HJ)

 

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Re: Where can I find a Spanish layout keyboard replacement for a Thinkpad P51?


@ayvcity wrote:

Does that mean that I can't change the keyboard? And if I can, is there going to be any problem with compatibility and stuff?

You can use any keyboard language, the keyboard of the P51 is the same as the P50 and P70/P71 so you can expand your search to include those models.

 

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Re: Where can I find a Spanish layout keyboard replacement for a Thinkpad P51?

Have you tried replacing the original keyboard with one from another country? It's a lot of money. I want to be 100% certain.

 

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Re: Where can I find a Spanish layout keyboard replacement for a Thinkpad P51?

@ayvcity wrote:

Have you tried replacing the original keyboard with one from another country? It's a lot of money. I want to be 100% certain.

 

Thanks in advance,

Alex


I lost count how many times I did this... Smiley Very Happy   (but I remember did two this last weekend) 

 

I only remember one case where you had to be careful using Japanese layouts with few special keys. But I think this is out of question for you... Smiley Wink

 

Be aware that there are models with and without backlight! The FRU List of the P51 has a list of keyboards covering more than 6 pages: click here!  The Spanish layouts are FRU 00PA257, 00PA298, 00PA339, 00PA380, 01ER961, 01HW210, 01HW251 and 01HW292 (the underlined ones are backlit ones)

 

I hope the above helps...

 

Regards

 

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Re: Where can I find a Spanish layout keyboard replacement for a Thinkpad P51?

Thanks!!! Your message is a huge relief. So, let me get this straight, if I buy a Spanish Keyboard and just swap it with the original, is that everything? Is it a matter of changing W10 language options and it'll work?

 

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Re: Where can I find a Spanish layout keyboard replacement for a Thinkpad P51?


@ayvcity wrote:

Thanks!!! Your message is a huge relief. So, let me get this straight, if I buy a Spanish Keyboard and just swap it with the original, is that everything? Is it a matter of changing W10 language options and it'll work?

 

Thanks in advance,

Alex


Yes Smiley Happy

 

When swapping it, make sure to disconnect the battery and the AC adapter as first step!

 

Then follow the instructions from this manual: Click me!    (Check chapter 9 - 1060)

 

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Re: Where can I find a Spanish layout keyboard replacement for a Thinkpad P51?

Thanks!! Your help is very appreciated

Alex

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