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Best Place to order a replacement keyboard for T43 2687?

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Best Place to order a replacement keyboard for T43 2687?

#1 Post by pboneal » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:42 pm

What is the best source to order one so it would be here by Chrsitmas?

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#2 Post by richk » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:55 pm

PM sent

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#3 Post by Johan » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:01 pm

Paul:

What size is your T43; 14.1" or 15"? Keyboards for 14.1" have four posts while 15" keyboards only have three posts (and therefore 14.1" and 15" keyboards are not interchangeable!). You will find your options in the Keyboard service parts - ThinkPad T40/p, T41/p, T42/p or Keyboard service parts - ThinkPad T43/p (all T4x keyboards will work in T43's, if the keyboard has the correct dimension, as just mentioned). Many people prefer keyboards of the "NMB" brand (and especially those "Made In Thailand" are highly worshipped, although not out-of-production, and therefore hard to find).

As to where a keyboard; well either eBay or the Marketplace on this forum. You may also order them directly from IBM Maintenance Parts.

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#4 Post by pboneal » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:50 pm

I have to get the laptop in my hand. I think it is 15" though

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#5 Post by pboneal » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:55 pm

It is 15"

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#6 Post by richk » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:49 pm

I sent a second PM about 15"

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#7 Post by limbrooke » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:29 pm

Johan wrote:
Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:01 pm
Paul:

What size is your T43; 14.1" or 15"? Keyboards for 14.1" have four posts while 15" keyboards only have three posts (and therefore 14.1" and 15" keyboards are not interchangeable!). You will find your options in the Keyboard service parts - ThinkPad T40/p, T41/p, T42/p or Keyboard service parts - ThinkPad T43/p (all T4x keyboards will work in T43's, if the keyboard has the correct dimension, as just mentioned). Many people prefer keyboards of the "NMB" brand (and especially those "Made In Thailand" are highly worshipped, although not out-of-production, and therefore hard to find).

As to where a keyboard; well either eBay or the Marketplace on this forum. You may also order them directly from IBM Maintenance Parts.

Johan
Do you happen to know how to identify the proper NMB keyboards and how the other manufacturer units are identified (FRUs, &c.)?
Current: R51 1829-D7U 02/2017-...; T43 2668-CTO 07/2017-...; T60 2007-62U 07/2017-...; T61p 6458-CTO 08/2017-...; W530 2441-A75 09/2017-...
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#8 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:53 pm

limbrooke wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:29 pm
Do you happen to know how to identify the proper NMB keyboards and how the other manufacturer units are identified (FRUs, &c.)?
go to hmm for all R5x and T4x models, they list each type in a table on each of the manuals.
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T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
2xT43 14.1" 2.26 SXGA+ 2gb 1*fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
Flexview UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

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