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How to Remove / Replace your IBM Thinkpad R Series R32 Laptop Keyboard
Prior to replacing your IBM Thinkpad R Series R32 laptop keyboard, make sure to remove the battery and disconnect the ac adapter from your laptop.
The first step to replacing your laptop keyboard is to remove the screws from the back of your IBM Thinkpad R Series R32. Sometimes your laptop will have a picture of a keyboard next to the screws that need to be removed. Otherwise, see your R32 laptop manual for details.
Above your IBM R32 laptop keyboard, you have a cover panel. If required, remove this part to easily access your IBM keyboard.
If you have screws above your IBM Thinkpad R Series R32 Keyboard, remove those screws.
Now that you have removed all the screws, you are ready to remove and then replace your new IBM R32 laptop keyboard.
To remove your R32 Keyboard, take a thin object and pry the keyboard out between the keyboard and motherboard. Be careful when removing your IBM Thinkpad R Series R32 Keyboard.
Now that your keyboard is loose, simply disconnect your IBM R32 keyboard. In order to disconnect the keyboard, pay attention to the keyboard connector and connector cable. Unlock the connector cable device and remove your laptop keyboard. Your IBM R32 connector cable should be easy to remove by simply sliding it out.
Now that your R32 keyboard has been removed, get ready to install your new IBM R32 laptop keyboard. Look at the back of the keyboard. If you see any screw holes, you will have a good idea of where to place the screws back in at the bottom of your IBM Thinkpad R Series R32 laptop.
Connect your IBM R32 keyboard to the motherboard keyboard connection slot. Secure the R32 keyboard cable. Now turn your keyboard in place, and align the grooves on the bottom of your keyboard with your palmrest or plastic bezel. Secure your laptop keyboard in place, make sure it fits properly and is snug. Now simply place the screws back in place.
Congratulations! You just removed and replaced your New IBM Thinkpad R Series R32 Laptop Keyboard.