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Thinkpad 390 Keyboard

Q: Thinkpad 390 Keyboard

I was just given a Thinkpad 390. It was having problems booting past the bio screen. Eventually, after trying to enter bios and no luck, I tried hooking up the keyboard from my tower. The keyboard worked in the thinkpad, but I found that the only way the laptop will boot up is if the keyboard is plugged in. Then, once in windows (2000) the laptop keyboard still wont work, whether the tower keyboard is plugged in or not. I have no idea if anything was spilled on the machine or not. Does anyone know how to get into the keyboard to make sure its plugged into the board correctly?? I unscrewed the screws, but its not as easy as that though. Any ideas? Thanks

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I have a Thinkpad 600. Some of the keys have a number on them along with the letter. These keys won't type the letter just the symbol or the number. Like the u key has the number 4, the i key has the number 5, and so on. The keys were working fine a few days ago. Now they are not. Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance.
 

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I have a ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint. Great Keyboard, however the micro USB connection keeps getting unplugged. Any slight movement loosens the connection which is very agrivating when one is typing. Is there a solution to make the micro USB connection more perminant?

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my laptop keyboard is not working right. first the specs. ibm thinkpad T42, machine type 2378, model R4U, OS xp-pro coa sp2, 512mb ram. my cpu usage jumps up and down between 40 to 100% when running my spy sweeper, fire fox isp and a voice chat program. when i am not running any programs except whats need for the laptop to work the cpu usage is 3 to 10%. and i have available ram. OK now with the problem. when i try to type on the keyboard the letters or numbers don't show up. but if i hold the keys down it will show up there is a delay of about 2 seconds. if i just push down the keys at normal speed it wont show up. it will only show up if i hold it down for about 2 seconds. i thought the keyboard was bad so i bought a new one from the factory. i installed it but it is still doing the same thing. just to let you know every thing else about the computer works great and and all my programs do not have any lag. its only the problem with keyboard delay. i will just add this i have cleaned up the computer,defragged, ran spy ware and anti virus and it has been working fine for years without any problems.
 

A:Thinkpad T42 keyboard problem

Check your keyboard properties in the control panel,
 

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Hi. My T23 Thinkpad had a key pop off thanks to a book falling on the keyboard. I have the key and both unbroken little plastic holder parts. I cannot get it together, and neither could the "Geek Squad" at Best Buy nor my local computer repair shop guy. Does anybody know the secret? Nothing is broken; it just won't go back on. Thanks!
 

A:Replace Key on Thinkpad keyboard?

have you looked under the other keys?
maybe a plastic pin has broken off and
it cannot be fixed or maybe it can.
Carefully lift up another key but just
barely to see how it connects.

Mark S
 

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So it was working perfectly fine but my cat steped on some keys and now it types random letters for example pressing n = ymn , b = tvb , tab = x , t = tvb , y = ymn , / = [#/ , [ = [#/ , space acts like enter + space + backspace , backspace same thars all of the keys that are bugged for me. Any help ?










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Nevermind fixed it 

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I bought my P50 in March of 2016. I've been very happy with my purchase overall, the only disappointment has been the low key-rollover property of the built-in keyboard. I am a programmer/game developer, and it is important for me to have a keyboard that supports multiple simultaneous keystrokes. After taking ownership, I found that the keyboard drops strokes with as few as 2 keys already held down, which makes it pretty useless for gaming.  I work around this by plugging in a USB keyboard when I need to test my game projects. At the time I purchased, there was only one option for the keyboard. Today, I was browsing the Lenovo online store, and noticed that there's now an option for a backlit keyboard in addition to the standard non-backlit keyboard.  Under "Help Me Decide" it says: Lenovo has refreshed the keyset on all ThinkPad laptops, outfitting them with the ThinkPad Precision Keyboard.This new keyset allows a more comfortable, fluid and accurate typing experience with it's slate of individually rounded, spacious, and low-set keys. The ThinkPad Precision Keyboard simultaneously delivers a modern look and feel to your ThinkPad.*Select models are available with a backlit keyset as standard, or as an optional upgrade.*Most 15.6" models come standard with full keyboard including dedicated number pad. I am wondering if this refreshed keyboard means a  higher rollover. I tried asking the sales support chat, but they were unable to tell me the... Read more

A:ThinkPad P50 keyboard refresh?

I turn the AIDA64 sensor panel display on and off with three-key combinations.  Experiments found that five-key combinations also work, e.g. Ctrl+Shift+Win+Alt+Z. Not sure if that helps you.  I have the backlit keyboard.  My P50 was delivered in November. 

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Can I replace the keyboard of a P51 with one for a P50?

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Help please!

I brought home the laptop I use at work. I am trying to login to my employer's VPN network. For some reason the keyboard keys that share letters and numbers (for example, o is also 6, K is also 5 etc) will only type numbers. I cannot get letters when I type those keys, so I cannot login with my password,
What am I doing wrong? I don't think I changed any configurations so why can I not get letters from these keys?
 

A:IBM Thinkpad keyboard problem

It sounds like the NUMLOCK is on?????
 

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Ok here's the story... I borrowed a semi broken thinkpad from a friend... monitor is cracked and most of the keys don't work... so when I got it I used a external keyboard.. no problem... with a splitter for the mouse... no problem... It has windows 2000 pro. I personally use windows 98 so I was trying to get my scroll mouse to work so I loaded the software for that mouse... big mistake..... after that No mouse or keyboard worked.... I eventually tried another mouse that goes through the parallel port... ah that works... still no keyboard... I unistalled the mouse and keyboard many times... with no luck... my next thought was the com port so I uninstalled that.... nope still no keyboard.. even the few keys from the laptop that did work before do not..nor the laptops own mouse. So I hope I said it all... except because this is borrowed I don't have the discs.... so what else? Joel
 

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad
Model : E431 (Edge Series) Number: 62774UQ
(3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 500GB 7200rpm HDD/ Windows 10)

I purchase this in 2013. It has been used moderately over the first 2/ 2 1/2 years
The laptop was idle for the past 6 months.
After I recharged the laptop, I noticed that some keys began to malfunction. So I installed Windows 10 (Windows 7 previously). However the problem persisted.
The shift key seems to be pressed as per its own wish and the sticky keys notifications comes up on its own. The Enter key sometimes works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes on its own. The backspace key also does not function sometimes.
I then opened up the laptop and removed the keyboard from the laptop and then replugged it back in hoping it would make a difference, but it didn't.
The touchpad also become unresponsive sometimes and I have to press the Windows key twice to make it work again.
What could be the source of the problem? Is it the keyboard or is it the motherboard to blame? Kindly provide a solution.
 

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  hello guys.i will install windows 10 on the my thinkpad, i changed baios to DVD mode , but i can not find DEL keyboard for next.please help me.thanks  z 

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Hi,I can't seem to find a keyboard protector/skin for my thinkpad 13 chromebook.  Does anyone know if these are available anywhere? Thanks in advance!

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Hi, i am facing a small issue with my x1 carbon which is the keyboard back-lit. The keyboard back-lit is disabling it self randomly plus when i make restart or shut down the laptop. Is there any solution to keep it lighted on permanently !

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I have a Thinkpad Yoga 12 model. It is using Windows 10. What is the driver/software I should check to make sure I'm running the latest version for the equivalent of what used to be called "Transitions"?  Basically something that recognizes various keyboard configurations such as tablet mode, tent mode, etc. and appropriately disables or re-enables the keyboard? Two things happened last night as I was playing a game in tent mode:- firstly I could not get the screen to rotate 180 degrees when I switched from tablet mode to normal laptop mode by rotating the keyboard and flipping to normal orientation.  So everything was displayed upside-down.- the keyboard was unresponsive, but I could use the touch screen fine and use the Windows button under the screen to get to the Start menu.   So basically somehow something stopped responsing that should have told the system that I flipped the laptop from tent mode to normal mode and also rotated the keyboard forward.

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Greetings,I recevently received a Thinkpad 13 intended for small office use.  However, when I inspected the hardware, I discovered a problem at the bottom left corner of the keyboard (pictures below).??As you can see, the corner of the keyboard base is bulging upward.  It very clearly should not be this way, as the other corner is flush with the edge of the chassis (picture below). ??So, I tried to wiggle the corner down into place, but it did no good.  I don't want to have to send it back (I just got it, and need to use it), but I certainly don't want damage or poor quality control to be ignored.Does anyone know if I can fix this myself?  If not, what is the best way to inform Lenovo of this problem?Cheers,

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The "period" key was sticking on my laptop last night then a little later, it worked fine, but then my right shift key was giving me trouble.
I suspect that somehow a piece of food worked its way into the keyboard(though it is hard to imagine, no more clearance than there is). Probably from one of the kids. Whatever is down there seems to be moving around.

I attempted to disassemble, and got as far as the actual touchpad. There is a IC cable leading from the touchpad down to the motherboard that is keeping me from opening the lid up all the way. I would rather get the advice of someone who is familiar with these before I "experiment and attempt it on my own.

Can anyone tell me how to take the IC cable from the touchpad?

Thanks in advance.

Perry
 

A:IBM R40 ThinkPad laptop keyboard trouble

Look on this page.

IBM R40 Removal/Installation Procedures

They have a movie about removing the keyboard.
 

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My keyboard on my Tinkpad Yoga 260 is deteriorating - key by key, stops working - I have to to hit them extremely hard to get it to work - more and more keys work like this. I've tried to call support over and over again and before I reach a person the menu system hangs up - over and over again. I'm desperate and fedup. Its only one year + old. Yes I use it a lot and I've only had thinkpads since 2003. This is the worst Thinkpad product I've had - that is - all the others have been great. I believe the whole keyboard must be exchanged, after only one year - key by key stops working!!! And I cannot get hold of support. Please anybody out there with some good advice. Spent a fortune on this machine - have to find a solution. Thanks in advance for help.

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Hi all, Since a few days I have been suffering from a keyboard problem.Sometimes the keyboard doesn't register my strokes, despite the fact that I'm pushing normally. In fact when it happens the amount of pressure doesn't seem to matter. Sometimes it is a letter and sometimes it happens with the Enter button. In any case it goes away after I keep pressing for 5/6 times. I was hoping that anyone here could provide me with a suggestion as to how to fix this problem. Kind regards, Niels

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I was cleaning my keyboard keys the other day and somehow managed to lock it the keyboard completely.  None of the keys respond.  Does anybody know of a sequence of keys which I may have pressed inadvertantly to lock it and, if so, how can I unlock it again?  Have been using an external keyboard, but it is not ideal of course.

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Hi, I was looking for a replacement keyboard for my x230 and was wondering how I could tell if that keyboard would be compatible with my laptop. For example would a Korean x230 keyboard work on my x230 from Canada? and if the Korean x230 Keyboard had backlighting, would that backlighting work on my laptop which currently doesn't have any backlighting. I searched for a bit in the forums but couldn't get a clear answer, any help would be appreciated!Thanks

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I have just received my new T470p this afternoon and despite many "Google" searches I cannot get the keyboard backlight to work. I tried tech. support, but as it was after 6PM they were closed and this is driving me mad! Could it be a faulty device? I do not want to go through the motions of setting-up my PC if it has to be replaced. All answers gratefully received.

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Hello,I've got ThinkPad L540 and everything is working perfectly except the keyboard - some of the keys are really noisy even when only your fingers are on them and not actually pressing them. I was wondering is it possible to buy backlit keyboard or for this model this is something impossible?Regards,

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I have a problem with my key board. After booting physical key board does not work. Screen key board is fine, no errors in device manager.when i physicaly remove the key bord plug and reconnect, reboot, it works just one episode until next down shut. any idea?System W8.1, updated, error occured after last updatePeter

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I have Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 14 machine with intel core i3 processor and its keyboard become faulty for some reason, i use with external usb keyboard and system works well.I am looking for replacement keyboard, can any one help me to fine the original one as i am located in UAE.???

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Hi,I can't seem to find a keyboard protector/skin for my thinkpad 13 chromebook.  Does anyone know if these are available anywhere? Thanks in advance!

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I have a Thinkpad Yoga 12 model. It is using Windows 10. What is the driver/software I should check to make sure I'm running the latest version for the equivalent of what used to be called "Transitions"?  Basically something that recognizes various keyboard configurations such as tablet mode, tent mode, etc. and appropriately disables or re-enables the keyboard? Two things happened last night as I was playing a game in tent mode:- firstly I could not get the screen to rotate 180 degrees when I switched from tablet mode to normal laptop mode by rotating the keyboard and flipping to normal orientation.  So everything was displayed upside-down.- the keyboard was unresponsive, but I could use the touch screen fine and use the Windows button under the screen to get to the Start menu.   So basically somehow something stopped responsing that should have told the system that I flipped the laptop from tent mode to normal mode and also rotated the keyboard forward.

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I just received my P50 today. I was very excited to see how fast it would be, especially with the SSD, but turns out it has occasional stutter in the mouse pointer and keyboard. It always happens when logging in, and can happen randomly at other times. Here are what I believe are the relevant specs: series: P50 NVQ1 2G i7-6700HQpointing device: 3+3BCP FPR NoCSWindows 10 Pro 64display: P50 FHD NT 2D MC NoCS WLWW -- 15.6 FHD IPS Non-Touchhard drive: 256GB SSD SATA3 OPAL2NVDIA Quadro M1000M 2GB16GB DDR4 2133 SoDIMMIntel Core i7-6700HQ MB 

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Hi, I am currently considering to purchase th Thinkpad Yoga 260 in Germany where I live.However, I want to purchase the Thinkpad in US layout. When I look into the customization of this model, it actually shows me the below options.http://shop.lenovo.com/de/de/laptops/thinkpad/yoga-series/yoga-260/ Tastatur mit Hintergrundbeleuchtung ? Englisch (Europa)Tastatur mit Hintergrundbeleuchtung ? DeutschTastatur mit Hintergrundbeleuchtung ? Englisch (UK)Does any one know what the "Englisch (Europa)" looks like?Is this the US layout but instead of the $ mark, having the  ? symbol printed on the keyboard? Tried googling it, but couldnt find any hint anywhere....Please help me out here!

A:Thinkpad Yoga260 Keyboard in US layout, is that po...

I'm in Austria and have the same question. Can anyone from Levono reply this and improve the information provided on the web store?  Thank you

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Hello, I bought the Thinkpad P50 about a month ago and I got all that I needed on it, except I forgot to check the box to get it with the backlit keyboard. I have already bought the backlit keyboard from an online store (part #: 00PA288), but I just want to make sure that there is no issue with me installing it on my Thinkpad P50. That is, the hardware/software is fully compatible with the backlit keyboard even if it did not originally come with it? Thanks,Tony.

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Hi there, Some of the configurable buttons have stopped working on my keyboard (Thinkpad Yoga).  They are f9,f10,f11,f12 Is there anyway I can remap these to the functions they are suppose to perform? ThanksChumby

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Hello, I have a ThinkPad Yoga S1. The keyboard sometimes becomes unresponsive, while the external keyboard still works fine. The keyboard revives after going to sleep mode. I have had this issue since the beginning (2 month ago). The fact that it still works fine with the external keyboard incriminates the driver. But all drivers are up to date. (I made all the updates I could find.) And in the device manager, the status reads  This device is working properly . Anyone else having the same issue, ... and its solution? Thanks,JC










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A:ThinkPad Yoga S1 keyboard unresponsive

Hi Jc-createlli,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with keyboard not working when system is on sleep mode on your ThinkPad Yoga S1.
 
Go to device manager and under keyboard adapter uninstall all the adapter and restart the system and check.
 
Run ThinkVantage system update utility and update all the drivers and application from that.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar



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I really hate the ISO keyboard. They managed to take the existing keyboard design, which is already sub-optimal, based on 1800 typewriters, and managed to make it worse! With an ISO keyboard your pinkies have to travel twice as far from home row just to hit two of the most used keys, shift and return:At least some companies recognize this problem and have been giving the option to buy laptops with ANSI US keyboards, all over the world. Sadly, I couldn't find a single EU Lenovo online shop that carried this keyboard option, and the US shop will not sell internationally. I would love to buy a P40 Yoga, but the ISO keyboard is a deal breaker, because I spend most of my computer time typing. Do you have any advice?

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Hi There, Can you please check with Lenovo Sales Team if there is absolutely NO way to purchase a ThinkPad X1 Yoga machine in Italy with OS and Keyboard en-US. We are long time DELL customers and you give us no option to test Lenovo products. Programmers need keys available on the en-US keyboard and there are so many programmers outside U.S. Please ask somebody of Sales Team to contact me to see if something can be done. Thanks. Alberto

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Ever since I had to format and reinstall WinXP my laptop, it has developed several annoying issues. First that developed was the built in touchpad and trackpoint stopped working intermittantly. Even with updating the driver, they seldom work. I found that opening the properties page in device manager makes it work for about 10 seconds, then it cuts out. Even then, it only allows the touchpad to function for the time, leaving the trackpoint useless. That doesn't matter to me, since I can use the USB mouse when I'm in the house. It just would be nice to rely on the touchpad when I need it!

Then a couple months later, the keyboard cuts out. Not completely, mind you... It works during POST, it works when it asks you to choose OS (I dual booted for 2k and XP), and most of the time it works for me to input my password into the user select screen of WinXP. The cutting out of the KB is completely random, though I've noticed that it's more frequent to cut out when loading IE or Firefox too soon after booting up, though it is not limited to the loading of those programs. Some times, it will get past POST and OS selection, but not work to enter the password.

The IBM troubleshooting page has been useless. All they want to say is that the KB is shot, but that's only because the only options is "The keyboard does not work at all!", which is not the case. I am typing this on the laptop in question as we speak, so obviously it works.

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A:IBM Thinkpad R40 keyboard/mouse issues

I figured nobody would have any input on this one... it doesn't make much sense to me either...

If I could, I'd just buy a USB KB, but alas I can't afford a USB hub + KB (only have 1 USB port)

*sighs*
 

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I wanted to customize the keyboard to be "arabic". I was wondering would that mean i will not have the english character? basically I would like the keyboared buttons to show both english and rabic characters. and would the backlight be affected by any mean?

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My T420 recently started malfunctioning, certain keys type more than one character. For example pressing the 'V' key types 'vg'. Does anyone know the cause of this issue? Thanks in advance.

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Hi, I would like to know if there are ways to repair a Thinkpad x200 keyboard without replacing it. It has sustained a water spill and the T, Y and Backspace buttons have not been functioning since. The keyboard?s circuit board is not easily accessible because it?s sealed with glue by the top layer which holds the buttons in place

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 

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Hello, I just opened my brand new Thinkpad and the keyboard, if I stop using it for a little while stops working. I need to reboot the laptop in order for it to get it to work. I am really frustrated as this is a brand new and really expensive tablet/laptop (exact model: Thinkpad X1 Tablet 2nd Gen (Type 20JB, 20JC). Please advise!

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