02-04-2015 08:15 PM
I own a X1 Carbon Gen 2 thinkpad and wonder if it is possible to replace the current keyboard with a X1 Carbon gen 3 keyboard (with proper mouse buttons), or if it will not fit?
I have tried to check the manuals and the connectors seems similar although some things, such as the fingerprint reader, seems different. I have no problem "loosing" the adaptive keyboard and fingerprint reader if I can have all the functionality of the keyboard and trackpoint on the new "keyboard" (i.e. the gen 3 frontpanel).
02-06-2015 02:54 PM
I am interested in this exact topic as well. Looks like the Gen 3 keyboards lack the adaptive keyboard - that clear stripe on the top that changes. The FRU for these X1 Carbons seem to be the whole keyboard, adaptive part, trackpad and bezel - they go for 150 USD or so. Problem is we don't know if it will work given the model year differences.
A nice alternative would be just to replace the trackpoint. They came close with this one, but it is no macbook in terms of tactile feel of the pad. I really am having a hard time with it and it's been about a month.
Lenovo please help!
02-11-2015 07:18 AM
Right now my rev2 x1 carbon sits in a room docked, I use my rev1 for mobile usage due to the keyboard and touchpad button issues. I'd be thrilled to actually get to use my rev2 machine as more than an infrequently accessed docked desktop machine.
An option to replace the keyboard/mouse with the rev1/rev3 version seems like a no brainer, now that Lenovo has admitted to the fallacy of the changes.
Lenovo, please let us know when we can fix the rev2 machine so it can be fully functional. Any guidance appreciated.
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