How to replace keyboard on IBM ThinkPad T30

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In this guide I explain how to remove and replace the keyboard on an IBM ThinkPad T30 laptop.

This guide should work for many other IBM ThinkPad models because they all have similar cases.

You can easily remove and replace it at home yourself.

First of all, turn off the computer, unplug the power adapter and remove the battery.

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IBM ThinkPad displays fan error message

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IBM ThinkPad T42 fan

Let’s say you have an IBM ThinkPad laptop and when you turn it on all you get is a black screen with “Fan error” message. What could be wrong?

A few weeks ago, the fan in my trusty IBM T42 bought the farm. This resulted in the unit heating up considerably, as well as numerous “fan error” messages on bootup. It eventually became so bad that to boot up at all, I had to blow compressed air into the fan’s exhaust grill for 5-10 seconds, in order to fool the BIOS and make it believe the fan was actually spinning.