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murak
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎08-15-2011
Location: SE
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Replacing the keyboard on a X230 - Exceptions?

Hi everybody!

 

I live in Sweden and plan to buy a X230 as cheap as possible, which means a refurb unit from ebay.com, from either UK or USA. If you have any comments about importing a unit from another country please tell me so. Good or bad.

 

More specificly, I wonder if I can put a SWE backlit keyboard in a X230 that shiped with a UK non-backlit keyboard?

Also, does the warranty follow the unit to the new country? Can I be sure that lenovo will help me if my USA unit fails?

If I find an IPS screen, can I put it in a X230 shiped with a TN panel? (technicaly, lets pretend I know how)

 

Thanks!

 

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Re: Replacing the keyboard on a X230 - Exceptions?

you can change between the backlit and non backlit version of the precision keyboard on the X230.

As long as your unit has International Warranty coverage in Sweden (and it has valid warranty), then you can get warranty support in sweden.

IPS and TN swap is not covered by warranty, if you damage anything, Lenovo may not provide you with support and may void warranty on the rest of the system.

Regards,

Jin Li

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rdtennent
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Re: Replacing the keyboard on a X230 - Exceptions?

> IPS and TN swap is not covered by warranty, if you damage anything,...

 

Will a Lenovo service centre be authorized to carry out this sort of swap?

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Re: Replacing the keyboard on a X230 - Exceptions?


@rdtennent wrote:

> IPS and TN swap is not covered by warranty, if you damage anything,...

 

Will a Lenovo service centre be authorized to carry out this sort of swap?


No. They will not do it.

Cheers,

George




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Re: Replacing the keyboard on a X230 - Exceptions?

rdtennent,

do the replacement yourself in 10...15 minuts.



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