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HeatherT480
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Registered: ‎08-28-2019
Location: US
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Can’t turn on T480 after replacing keyboard

Hi. Apologies if this has already been addressed somewhere; I haven’t been able to find a specific answer to my problem yet.

 

I just finished replacing the original keyboard with a compatible backlit version on my thinkpad t480 (with windows 10) and now I can’t seem to start up my laptop. Because I had to disable power before installing the keyboard, I followed this online guide for entering the BIOS menu through Windows 10:

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500222

...and then followed the rest of the steps outlined in this video:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebvwzax4Dcw

 

There aren’t many steps but I still made sure to follow everything carefully, so I’m not sure what I’m missing.

 

*Also - I hope it’s alright that I’m posting these links. I figured it would be much less confusing than to attempt to explain my entire process and possibly miss a step.

 

Disclaimer - I understand very little about computers so most of this is like a different language to me lol. That said, please let me know if I need to clarify anything.

 

Any help is much appreciated.

Thank you!!

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Re: Can’t turn on T480 after replacing keyboard

If you disconnected the internal battery through the BIOS, you MUST plug it into A/C before it will start.


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HeatherT480
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Re: Can’t turn on T480 after replacing keyboard

Yes, I made sure to connect the AC adaptor before attempting to turn it back on. Not sure if the charging light is supposed to glow at this point, but it doesn’t. Pressing the power button doesn’t do anything.

I tried another wall socket but that wasn’t the issue. The battery is properly installed as well. 

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Re: Can’t turn on T480 after replacing keyboard

It is easy not to get the power button placed correct so that the little button is actually compressed.  Also check that the little cable is in straight..


Rich


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