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This guide will show how to remove the keyboard from the computer. By removing the keyboard, users will be able to access the inner workings of the computer. This guide is an important prerequisite for a few of the other guides. Remember to always power down the computer before attempting any installation/removal of any hardware components. Be sure to remove the AC adapter and all cables from the computer. If the computer has been on, wait several minutes before beginning the procedure to ensure all parts have cooled down.

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  1. IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the computer over to see the small tab on the battery located near the top of the Thinkpad.

    • Use your finger to slide the tab to the right to unlock the battery.

  2. IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Once the tab is in the unlocked position (far right), pull the battery outwards away from the Thinkpad.

    • The battery is now disconnected.

  3. IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement, Palm Rest: step 3, image 1 of 2 IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement, Palm Rest: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the four 17.0 mm screws.

  4. IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the computer back over, so the keyboard is facing upwards.

    • Open the display to access the palm rest. Apply pressure to the sides of the palm rest so that it bends upwards in the middle. Gently lift away from the computer.

  5. IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Slightly lift the palm rest away from the computer.

    • The touchpad's data cable connects the palm rest to the base unit. BE CAREUL!

    • Detach the connector by pulling upwards on the white tab.

  6. IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement, Keyboard: step 6, image 1 of 2 IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement, Keyboard: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Turn the Thinkpad over so you can see the bottom.

    • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the 17.0 mm screw.

  7. IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • First, flip the laptop back over. Next, use your fingers to pry the keyboard upwards slightly.

    • Lift the keyboard until you are able to see the wire connection

  8. IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 IBM Thinkpad T60 Keyboard Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Pull upwards on the connector to disconnect the keyboard.

    • The keyboard is now disconnected.

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

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