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Can I replace the US keyboard on a T450 with a French keyboard?

2015-10-13, 20:37 PM

Does anyone know if you can do a direct replacement of the US keyboard on a T450 with a French keyboard?  And if so, would anyone happen to have the part number for the French keyboard?

 

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Re: Can I replace the US keyboard on a T450 with a French keyboard?

2015-10-15, 14:15 PM

There's no reason why it shouldn't work. Swapping keyboards on ThinkPads was always an easy task and your T450 is no exception on that, all you need is flat and a cross screwdriver.

 

 

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Re: Can I replace the US keyboard on a T450 with a French keyboard?

2015-10-15, 7:02 AM

Hi DiPersia Tech,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Forums!

 

It depends on the system where you have purchased, for example if the system is purchased in India we can only replace the keyboard which is of US, UK and Indian. So, before you replace to French keyboard its better to contact to the customer support and confirm whether you can replace it to French.

 

To find the customer support contact details, please find the link given below:

 

Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I’m sure they will be a great help.

 OR

http://bplocator.lenovo.com/

 

And the part number for the French keyboard is 04X0112.

 

For your reference, please find the below given link to clarify the part number.

https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/t450_frubom_20150127.pdf

 

Please let me know whether the above suggestion helped you.

Thank you, have a good day.

 

Regards,

Naveen.v

 

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Re: Can I replace the US keyboard on a T450 with a French keyboard?

2015-10-15, 13:26 PM
Naveen, Thanks for the info. I spoke with support yesterday and they really couldn't help me. The finally pointed me to the PDF you sent (Which I already had) and said any of the keyboards listed in the document would work, and we've placed an order for 04Y0835 (We don't need backlit.) Guess we'll have to cross our fingers.
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Re: Can I replace the US keyboard on a T450 with a French keyboard?

2015-10-15, 14:15 PM

There's no reason why it shouldn't work. Swapping keyboards on ThinkPads was always an easy task and your T450 is no exception on that, all you need is flat and a cross screwdriver.

 

 

Follow the detailed instructions provided in Chapter 9, topic 1030 of the hardware maintenance manual linked here: click me! 


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