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  1. IBM ThinkPad T41 Keyboard Replacement, IBM ThinkPad T41 Keyboard Replacement: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Close the screen and turn the closed laptop over.

    • Remove all 17 screws on the bottom of the computer.

    • The multiple colors (turquoise, red, blue, orange, yellow, and purple) are for organizational purposes, indicating different screws.

    • The yellow marker at the rear denotes the UltraBay device retaining screw. This screw is optional as the UltraBay mechanism will hold the drive or battery in place anyway. The yellow marker at the front denotes the hard disk caddy retaining screw.

  2. IBM ThinkPad T41 Keyboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the extra RAM cover, by lifting where the screw was and pulling out.

  3. IBM ThinkPad T41 Keyboard Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the laptop right side up and open the screen.

    • Lift the keyboard, using a spudger at the seam between the keyboard and trackpad.

    • Careful of the ribbon cable underneath, which may tear if the keyboard is lifted too vigorously.

  4. IBM ThinkPad T41 Keyboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug the keyboard’s ribbon cable, by lifting up the edges of the plug.

    • Remove the keyboard.

Conclusion

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

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