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Cannot remove T410 keyboard

2011-01-03, 17:54 PM

I followed the illustrated T410 HMM.  It says to remove the one screw that holds the memory cover, then slide the keyboard forward (toward the LCD screen) to free up the latches holding it down.  I did that and managed to get the trailing edge for the keyboard free.  But something is preventing its removal.  What is?  Is the HMM in error? 

 

I am doing this to install the last part of a memory upgrade for a client.

 

This has frustrated me in two different tries, with the same result, a keyboard that will not release.  Thank you to anyone who can explain what has to be done... Ben

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Re: Cannot remove T410 keyboard

2011-01-03, 18:06 PM
On my T500 there are a series's of screws that have a small keyboard symbol by the screw. You will need to make sure you catch them all.
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Re: Cannot remove T410 keyboard

2011-01-03, 18:25 PM

"Catch them all"?  Like Pokemon?  :smileyvery-happy:  Too true.  Thank you.  See the following.

 

After posting my first message, I went back to the T410, removed the memory cover and found another undocumented screw in a corner of the memory compartment.  After this screw came out, the keyboard freed up and I was able to add the needed 4GB of memory.

 

Reattching the keyboard is a little more complicated than earlier Thinkpad T-series.  With past models, I would simply put the keyboard back in place, and tighten the screws from the bottom with the LCD closed.  With this model, I had to keep the LCD open, hold the keyboard in place with one hand while inserting and tightening the two screws.  Eirther a 3-handed operation or one that requires pretty dexterous two hands... Ben

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