In this guide I explain how to remove and replace keyboard on a Lenovo ThinkPad T410s laptop.
The guide also should work for Lenovo ThinkPad T400s and ThinkPad T410si laptops.
My customer spilled water on the keyboard and some keys stopped working. The keyboard had to be replaced.
Make sure the laptop is turned off and battery removed before you start taking it apart.
Remove one screw securing the memory cover.
Lift up and remove the cover.
Remove two screws securing the keyboard on the bottom of the laptop.
By the way, in Lenovo ThinkPad T410s laptop both memory slots are located on the bottom.
Slide the keyboard about 3 millimeters towards the display.
Lift up the bottom part of the keyboard as it shown on the following picture.
Remove the keyboard from the laptop and place it on the palmrest.
Be careful, the keyboard still attached to the motherboard.
Now you can access the keyboard cable connector and unplug it from the motherboard.
Unplug the connector.
Remove keyboard from the laptop.
Now you can replace it with a new keyboard and assemble everything back together following steps 7-1.
You can find a new replacement keyboard by the Lenovo FRU number (not part number).
New keyboards for Lenovo ThinkPad T410s laptops available here.
Under the keyboard you’ll get limited access to the cooling fan. It should be enough for cleaning the fan and heatsink.
If your laptop runs very hot and shuts down while running multiple programs, most likely it happens because the cooling module is clogged with dust.
Cleaning the cooling module should fix laptop overheating problem.
Simply buy a can of compressed air and spray it into the fan until all dust is gone.