I'm trying to install an X220 keyboard from eBay onto an X230 machine and it's not quite working out.
The keyboard is a United Kingdom layout, FRU no. 45N2170. I taped the pins
, and aside from the expected wrong mappings that are listed at thinkwiki
(I haven't touched the EC yet), I also have the V key acting like a 'V' press and release immediately followed by a 'B' press and release, and the B key doing the same; the N and M keys are similarly tied together, and so are the comma and dot; the trackpoint doesn't work nor does its buttons; and the power button acts like a press and release of six different keys, but unfortunately not like a power button (I had to turn the machine on with the original keyboard then swap them over to test this one. Also I checked with the Linux 'showkey' program which is how I'm being so precise about the power button).
Is it likely that this keyboard is busted (either to start with or due to my meddling), maybe? I don't have an X220 machine to test it on unfortunately. Seems my only option now is to try it without the tape. I hope this won't harm the base machine; I see in post 55
a statement that it would blow an internal fuse, and a reply reassuring that it wouldn't. There are no burn marks on the keyboard currently. The original X230 keyboard still works fine when I put it back.