Take a look at our
ThinkPads.com HOME PAGE
For those who might want to contribute to the blog, start here: Editors Alley Topic
Then contact Bill with a Private Message

T430s Backlights keys

T430 and later, plus T530 and later series specific matters only
Post Reply
Message
Author
cuivenion
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:03 am
Location: Morecambe, UK

T430s Backlights keys

#1 Post by cuivenion » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:59 pm

Hi. I need to get a replacement left arrow key for a T430s backlight keyboard. Can I use a replacement from the non backlight keyboard, or will that not fit?

RealBlackStuff
Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
Posts: 20984
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:17 am
Location: Dublin, Éire
Contact:

Re: T430s Backlights keys

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:56 am

It might fit, but won't have any backlit letter/number.
Get the manual from the HMM link above, then remove the keyboard to get its FRU number (on the back)
Probably one of these:
04X1269 or 04Y0557 made by Chicony
04X1382 or 04Y0668 made by SRX
Look on eBay with: lenovo t430s key
Carefully read the text and compare their pictures with what you have (especially the rubber 'bumpers' colour).
If the found KB is from a different language, never mind, the keys are all the same.
Lovely day for a Guinness! (the Real Black Stuff). And pigs CAN fly!
Check out The Boardroom for Parts, Mods and Other Services.

"Computers don't lie, but liars can compute." (Terry Hayes's I Am Pilgrim)

cuivenion
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:03 am
Location: Morecambe, UK

Re: T430s Backlights keys

#3 Post by cuivenion » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:02 am

Hi, thanks for that. Does that mean I have to order a key that comes from the the same FRU number keyboard as mine?

RealBlackStuff
Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
Posts: 20984
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:17 am
Location: Dublin, Éire
Contact:

Re: T430s Backlights keys

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:20 am

No, just a key from any keyboard in the same 'group' as shown in the frubom/partslist https://usermanual.wiki/Lenovo/T430SFru ... 9.86942313
Lovely day for a Guinness! (the Real Black Stuff). And pigs CAN fly!
Check out The Boardroom for Parts, Mods and Other Services.

"Computers don't lie, but liars can compute." (Terry Hayes's I Am Pilgrim)

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests