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T420 Keyboards - Why 3 FRUs per keyboard?

2013-08-12, 23:13 PM

Hi,

 

I'm looking to buy a new T420 keyboard. The FRUs are listed in this Keyboard service parts - ThinkPad T420, T420i page.

 

Why are there three FRUs per language? In the old days, there used to be 3 different keyboards: ALPS, Chicony and NMB... Is this what this is all about? Which FRU corresponds to which manufacterer? Which is better?

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Re: T420 Keyboards - Why 3 FRUs per keyboard?

2013-08-12, 23:26 PM
yes there are three manufacturers for the keyboard that corresponds to the three FRU.
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Re: T420 Keyboards - Why 3 FRUs per keyboard?

2013-08-13, 7:05 AM

Which column correspondds to which manufacturer?

 

And which is the recommended manufacturer these days? NMB used to be very good.

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Re: T420 Keyboards - Why 3 FRUs per keyboard?

2013-08-13, 9:43 AM
Lenovo didn't release the manufacturer names corresponding to the keyboard FRU (probably preventing people trying to pick one brand over another).
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Re: T420 Keyboards - Why 3 FRUs per keyboard?

2013-08-13, 9:50 AM

If that's the case, I'll just buy the cheaper. :)

 

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