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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. Slide outward to unlock and lift battery up to remove. Remove battery before keyboard to avoid damage to battery. Remove battery before keyboard to avoid damage to battery.
    • Slide outward to unlock and lift battery up to remove.

    • Remove battery before keyboard to avoid damage to battery.

  2. With a Phillips PH000 to remove all six 6 mm screws identified for the keyboard as shown.
    • With a Phillips PH000 to remove all six 6 mm screws identified for the keyboard as shown.

  3. Flip the laptop over once more returning it to its upright position and open laptop . Flip the laptop over once more returning it to its upright position and open laptop . Flip the laptop over once more returning it to its upright position and open laptop .
    • Flip the laptop over once more returning it to its upright position and open laptop .

  4. 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.
    • 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. 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 .
    • 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. Lift the entire keyboard off the laptop.
    • 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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