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X230 Keyboard in X220? (blasphemy)

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X230 Keyboard in X220? (blasphemy)

#1 Post by Atreides » Thu May 02, 2013 9:48 am

I know there has been quite a bit of discussion on transplanting the X220 keyboard into the X230, which seems to work fine except for the 7th row being mapped in the BIOS.

What I'm curious about is if you can go the other way. I've been temporarily using a X230 for a little while, and actually really like the new style. In terms of actually upgrading however there is a pretty big price difference in the used market between the two, so I'm wondering if I could put the new style keyboard in a X220.

I apologize if this offends anyone :lol:
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Re: X230 Keyboard in X220? (blasphemy)

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Thu May 02, 2013 9:52 am

Different BIOS mapping will produce dead keys and some "wrong" ones...
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Re: X230 Keyboard in X220? (blasphemy)

#3 Post by Atreides » Fri May 03, 2013 12:22 pm

ajkula66 wrote:Different BIOS mapping will produce dead keys and some "wrong" ones...
Dang, guess I'll have to keep hunting around. Thanks
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Re: X230 Keyboard in X220? (blasphemy)

#4 Post by Summilux » Tue May 07, 2013 7:49 pm

Atreides wrote:Dang, guess I'll have to keep hunting around. Thanks
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Re: X230 Keyboard in X220? (blasphemy)

#5 Post by barrywohl » Sun May 19, 2013 6:15 pm

I've got half a dozen X201T's and an X230T. I also prefer the new keyboard. Feel is equal. I don't use the missing 7th row of keys.

I love the backlight on the X230T keyboard. I love having the "Delete" key isolated at upper right.

I converted from the X201T to the X230T in August, 2012. I've been a ThinkPad user since 1995.
First Thinkpad 755CX in 1995. First IBM: PC 1982 8088 w 64K RAM, dual floppy. Currently in use:
X230T with Win8Pro x64, i7, 500gb ssd; W700 WUXGA RAID 1 Blu-Ray W7Pro x64, occasionally a T61p with Win7Pro x64

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