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X140e Keyboard Beep

2021-02-17, 3:31 AM

Bought a used X140e on eBay.

The seller did say the keyboard was whacky.

 

When in BIOS,

pressing the Up Arrow key causes constant beeping.

pressing the left Alt key causes constant beeping

pressing the Escape key causes constant beeping

These are some of the ones I found. I did not test all of them.

 

 

I know there is a setting in the BIOS, called Keyboard Beep which is enabled.

Keyboard beep occurs when unmanageable key combination are pressed.

 

Is this 100% proof that the keyboard is bad?

I don't want to waste money on buying a replacement keyboard only to find out it was the keyboard connector.

 

 

 

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Re:X140e Keyboard Beep

2021-02-24, 21:22 PM

If that's the case, yes, most likely it's a hardware-keyboard problem.

You may check the keyboard assembly as well.

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Lorenzo_Lenovo



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Re:X140e Keyboard Beep

2021-02-17, 13:35 PM

Hello nyc10036,

 


Greetings

 

 

Have you tried to turn off the beeping sound?
https://support.lenovo.com/ph/en/solutions/ht500427-how-to-disable-keyboard-beeping-thinkpad

 

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Lorenzo_Lenovo



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Re:X140e Keyboard Beep

2021-02-17, 13:38 PM

My point is to say that the issue happens even before Windows is loaded so it is not a driver issue.

 

Will buying a new keyboard fix this problem?

 

I think a key is "stuck" but I cannot be sure.

 

Once in Windows even the basic Space key does something else. Backspace is another key that does something else.

 

 

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Re:X140e Keyboard Beep

2021-02-24, 21:22 PM

If that's the case, yes, most likely it's a hardware-keyboard problem.

You may check the keyboard assembly as well.

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Re:X140e Keyboard Beep

2021-03-23, 0:58 AM

I just wanted to update that replacing the keyboard worked.

Problem gone.

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Re:X140e Keyboard Beep

2021-03-23, 15:05 PM

good to hear that a replacement KB resolved the issue

 

it seems that keyboards for some models of X series are hard to find, they do wear out

I own: T400 T500 X220 running Windows 10 x64 & My X230 runs Linux for my webserver
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Re:X140e Keyboard Beep

2021-03-23, 15:24 PM

I actually bought a used keyboard for the X120e / X130e / X131e Chromebooks. 

The price was about $5 cheaper.

I did not realize that the lettering on some of the keys are different.

DUH.

Fortunately, I was able to switch out 16 keys.

It ended well for me; it could have been a costly $23 mistake.

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Re:X140e Keyboard Beep

2021-03-23, 15:55 PM

lucky for you to be able to doctor a keyboard to be proper for the X140e

 

I own: T400 T500 X220 running Windows 10 x64 & My X230 runs Linux for my webserver
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Re:X140e Keyboard Beep

2021-03-23, 15:59 PM

Very lucky.

 

The keyboard and the key caps are exactly the same size.

It is just the lettering on some of the keys that are different.

 

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Re:X140e Keyboard Beep

2021-04-07, 23:43 PM

Good to hear it's ok now.

 

Best regards,

Lorenzo_Lenovo



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