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This guide will show you how to replace your entire keyboard for your IBM ThinkPad X41.

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  1. IBM ThinkPad X41 Keyboard Replacement, Keyboard: step 1, image 1 of 3 IBM ThinkPad X41 Keyboard Replacement, Keyboard: step 1, image 2 of 3 IBM ThinkPad X41 Keyboard Replacement, Keyboard: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Slide outward to unlock and lift battery up to remove.

    • Remove battery before keyboard to avoid damage to battery.

  2. IBM ThinkPad X41 Keyboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • With a Phillips PH000 to remove all six 6 mm screws identified for the keyboard as shown.

  3. IBM ThinkPad X41 Keyboard Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 IBM ThinkPad X41 Keyboard Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 IBM ThinkPad X41 Keyboard Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Flip the laptop over once more returning it to its upright position and open laptop .

  4. IBM ThinkPad X41 Keyboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 IBM ThinkPad X41 Keyboard Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Using your left hand, place thumb on the upper part of the keyboard and place your other thumb on the bottom part of the keyboard.

    • Push firmly upward with both thumbs. This will detach keyboard from base.

    • Be cautious when lifting as there is an orange connection cable still attached to the bottom side.

  5. IBM ThinkPad X41 Keyboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 IBM ThinkPad X41 Keyboard Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Detach the connection to the motherboard by first sliding it towards you, then pulling upward away from your body.

    • This step's directions are based on the angle shown .

  6. IBM ThinkPad X41 Keyboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the entire keyboard off the laptop.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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