06-25-2015 03:50 AM - edited 06-25-2015 03:56 AM
Since a while the space bar key is much noisier than other keys, especially if not pressed in the center.
Before to get a replacement keyboard I'dl like to clean and eventually put a little of oil on hinger under the key.
Can You tell me how can I remove the space bar key with no risk to break or wiken the key itself ?
P.S.: I've already changed the keyboard some time ago. I'm using this one from about 5 months
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06-26-2015 04:22 AM
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
I regret to inform you that we cannot remove individual keys on the keyboard; the connecter is so delicate that it might break. Only think is that you have to check if there is any foreign particle stuck in between the keys, or you can check cleaning the keyboard with a vacuum cleaner.
If you find that issue still persists then you have to replace the complete keyboard unit.
Hope this helps.
06-26-2015 04:26 AM - edited 06-26-2015 04:34 AM
Of course you can remove individual keys carefully as you may break it. I guess the issue is missing silicone grease in the metal hinge mechanism. I had to fix brand new X220 keyboard because of the issue. Both Backspace and Enter keys made squeaky noises.
As for replacement keyboard, there are different FRUs so the new one might be worse than your current one.
06-26-2015 07:13 AM
06-26-2015 07:26 AM - edited 06-26-2015 07:28 AM
Lenovo (Hemanth) doesn't have any service procedure which involves replacing individual keys. They just replace the entire keyboard.
I'm not aware of anything special about removing the spacebar. Since you've removed other keys you know what to expect.
One suggestion is to remove the keyboard from the laptop first so you can look under the key and see exactly what you are doing.
As Puppy says, be careful, it's easy to break things.
06-26-2015 08:24 AM
06-26-2015 09:26 AM
Hi bananaman, as said the space bar key is far to be equal to other keys, so I don't know what to expect....
It isn't. Bigger keys like spacebar, Enter, Backspace or Shift have additional metal hinges mechanism inside. It is not easy to assembly it back, especially the Enter key.