03-25-2012 11:25 AM - last edited on 03-26-2012 12:20 PM by Agotthelf
On the body of the computer there were two small plastic things sticking up. One was just to the left of the "Tab" key and the other just to the right (and a bit up) from the "Enter" key. There are two corresponding slots on the frame around the screen that the sticky-up things are supposed to go into when you close the laptop. There are similar slots on the reverse side of the screen for when the computer is in tablet mode.
Both these sticky-up plastic things have broken off. I have had my tablet PC for about 4 months and I am very careful with it. Now that they have broken off I sometimes feel the top part of the computer (the part that contains the screen) shift, or rotate a little, when I handle the PC either in tablet mode or when it is closed.
Has anyone else had this problem?
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03-25-2012 08:01 PM
03-26-2012 04:43 AM
04-23-2012 10:20 PM - edited 04-23-2012 10:20 PM
They are not separate parts, they are actually attached to the Keyboard Bezel Assembly FRU Number: 04W1771. In my opinion, the weakest part of this unit... most of my friends' X220 bezel tabs have broken off over a few months' worth of use and only one of mine was loose (eventually broken at a service depot).
04-24-2012 05:23 AM
Thanks for the reply and for the part number.
What happened next? Did any of those keyboard bezel get replaced under warranty? Has anyone noticed a problem making do without those tabs?
My wife has managed to break off both tabs on her x220t. I wonder if it can be fixed under warranty, but she doesn't want to be without her laptop for that long.
04-24-2012 06:57 AM
Well since the service depot broke it they had to replace it... but it took a while to get them to do it. I actually just received my unit back yesterday with the keyboard bezel replaced.
05-05-2012 05:19 AM
Followup: my wife filed a warranty claim and got the part replace at a service depot that was close enough she could bike to it. The job did not take long: she came back two hours later with a fixed laptop. Thank you, Lenovo!