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T420 parts compatibility

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T420 parts compatibility

#1 Post by Borias » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:09 pm

Hi. Two simple questions:

Will a T60 power supply work with a T420? (I'm like 90% sure this one's a yes)
Will a T60 keyboard fit into a T420? (Every keyboard for sale seems to have a randomly chosen laundry list of models attached to it)

Thanks for your attention.

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Re: T420 parts compatibility

#2 Post by TPFanatic » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:00 am

Power supply yes.

Keyboard no. You can tell them apart by the following differences:

T60 has protruding gray volume and power buttons.
T420 has recessed black buttons, and a new mic mute button.
T420 has enlarged Esc and Del keys.
T60 has all black trackpoint buttons. T420 has wider trackpoint buttons with a curve design and legacy red stripes.

You need the T420 keyboard. T60 keyboard won't fit. It will plug in but some keys are inoperable.
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Re: T420 parts compatibility

#3 Post by Borias » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:03 am

Thanks for the quick and thorough answer!

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Re: T420 parts compatibility

#4 Post by axur-delmeria » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:04 am

Reminder: keyboards for the T410, T510, T520, W520, and X220 are compatible with the T420.
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Re: T420 parts compatibility

#5 Post by Borias » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:59 am

Thanks for the info. I was wondering because I already had a spare brand new T60 keyboard laying around - and of course the way online shopping listings are constructed, every one listed five or six different models, and never the SAME five or six models.

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