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X1 Yoga 3rd Gen Keyboard disengage?

2019-07-31, 22:42 PM

Hello, I just received my ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen about a week ago, and I noticed something that I'm not sure if it's indicative of a hardware issue or not. If the display lid is opened less than 90 degrees, the keyboard will not work. As soon as I open the lid a bit more the keyboard works normally. Also the trackpad and trackpoint work normally while the keyboard doesn't. I know that the keyboard disengages when in tablet mode, but wasn't sure if it's also supposed to do so when the lid is less than 90 degrees open. I know it's weird but sometimes I like having my laptop slighltly closed while working in bed at night.

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2019-08-01, 0:55 AM

I am typing on one now.  Mine works whenever the lid is open about 70 degrees or more


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Re: X1 Yoga 3rd Gen Keyboard disengage?

2019-08-01, 11:00 AM

Dear customer,

Thank you for the comment to Lenovo Forum.

ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd and 3rd Gen support "Rising Keyboard" which is rising up and down along with the LCD panel degrees,

i.e. when LCD panel is closing from 90degree to 0 degree, keyboard will sink, when LCD panel is flipping from 180 degree to 360 degree, keyboard will sink.  When the keyboad will start to sink, keyboard will be disabled by software method.

So, current keyboard behavior you are seeing work as designed.

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2019-08-01, 13:04 PM

Hello Rydeen. Thank you for that information. I apologize if this is off topic but do other ThinkPad yoga models work the same way, even if they do not have the rise and fall keyboard? Thinking of returning the 3rd Gen and maybe getting something else.

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Re: X1 Yoga 3rd Gen Keyboard disengage?

2019-08-01, 20:09 PM

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Hello Rydeen. Thank you for that information. I apologize if this is off topic but do other ThinkPad yoga models work the same way, even if they do not have the rise and fall keyboard? Thinking of returning the 3rd Gen and maybe getting something else.


The gen4 X1 Yoga doesn't have the rise/fall keyboard any more. On mine, the keyboard remains active from barely open all the way to 180 degrees (flat). I didn't try anything greater than that.

 

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2019-08-01, 23:19 PM

Dear customer,

>do other ThinkPad yoga models work the same way, even if they do not have the rise and fall keyboard? 

There are 2 methods to detect the LCD panel angle on ThinkPad Yoga models, one is sonser attached to "rise and fall keyboad" mechanical gimmick on X1 Yoga 2nd and 3rd Gen, and another is two G sensors located on LCD and mother board.

X1 Yoga 4th use the later method.

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Re:X1 Yoga 3rd Gen Keyboard disengage?

2020-10-26, 16:00 PM

I have a hard time on my X1Y3 here:

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1Y3-Intel-ISS-Integrated-Sensor-Solutions-driver-breaks-keyboard-and-touch-completely/m-p/5045979?page=1#5169399

 

Could you tell me where that sensor is located? I got a spare keyboard here and would like to try a sensor swap.

 

Thanks

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