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"clicky" noise on the "N" after cleaning under t510 laptop.

2010-12-04, 22:08 PM

Hi all, I decided to pop off a few keys on the t510 model thinkpad to clean under the keyboard. I carefully removed the keys and i made sure the hinge mechanisms are intact and the metal are all intact. but i noticed after placing the keys back, the N key is "clicky" as in if i click it lets say in the upper left hand side of the key, the key depressing makes a "clicky" noise, while the other keys on the laptop all make the sort of dull sound when you depress the keys. the weird thing is that if i press the N key in a different region of the key, the sound does not come up...does that mean that the mechanism under the "N" key was damaged when i cleaned it? i sure hope not considering how thinkpad T series are durable and reliable in almost every possible way and it would be a shame that a user can not even remove a key to clean under a laptop for maintenance..

 

Thanks in advance for any responses!

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Re: "clicky" noise on the "N" after cleaning under t510 laptop.

2010-12-04, 23:45 PM
I don't think the keys are considered removable. Having said that, I remove and replace them all the time if I get a keyboard with missing or damaged keys. It is possible one of the 4 clips is not snapped on, or it broke when you were playing with it. I know I broke some when I did the first couple of keyboards.

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Re: "clicky" noise on the "N" after cleaning under t510 laptop.

2010-12-05, 0:30 AM

It does not make sense for the keys to not be considered removable...And the metal parts are all intact. Perhaps the hinge is not working? I am not sure because i am typing on this laptop now and apparently now there is no noise...idk what could be the culprit to the noise.

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Re: "clicky" noise on the "N" after cleaning under t510 laptop.

2010-12-05, 0:34 AM

and i was not "playing" with it. as for the 4 clips under the keys, I carefully looked at the keys and ALL of them are intact. is it possible that when i snapped the key back it was not exactly in place and its rubbing into something else? perhaps i need to break them in by just using them ??

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2010-12-05, 0:52 AM

When I said "playing with", I didn't mean that what you were doing was wrong or unnecessary.  I don't know. I would need to see it. The key clips on at 4 corners, so I thought one corner might not be attached or that one of the 4 corners had the clip damaged when the key was taken off. I have certainly seen them damaged in that way. The reason I guess that they are not considered removable is that a Lenovo Repair place would probably replace the keyboard, rather than taking it apart. I may be wrong. As I said, I fix them all the time.


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Re: "clicky" noise on the "N" after cleaning under t510 laptop.

2010-12-05, 1:04 AM

hmmmmm i guess ill just have to live with the clicky key since this is not worth sending in to repair  since the noise is lessening as i repeatily press the key....strange :/

 

thanks for the insight though

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