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Is there any place to order the scissor switches for the T25? My "F" key is broken

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Is there any place to order the scissor switches for the T25? My "F" key is broken

#1 Post by DaddyLongLegs » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:46 am

Hey all, as glad as I am that I got the T25 I knew a big issue would eventually be that it's impossible to find replacement parts for the keyboard. In the old days I would just type my thinkpad model into ebay and a million results would come up for replacement keys. No such luck for the T25.

Something got stuck under my F key so I pryed it up to get it out, figuring I'd snap it right back into place like I've done on my 8 or so other Thinkpads I've owned in my life. Unfortunately, the scissor switch snapped when putting it back in and now I am stuck without an F key.

Does anyone know where I can order replacement scissor switches? Are any old thinkpad keyboards compatible? Or am I stuck trying to find one specific for the T25?

Thanks so much in advance from a 37 year old dude who has been using thinkpads for 22 years! (yep, I saved up my $4 an hour job to buy my first Thinkpad, the X21, and never looked back!)

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Re: Is there any place to order the scissor switches for the T25? My "F" key is broken

#2 Post by theterminator93 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:46 am

Just open up a ticket and ask for a replacement keyboard. The T25 should have a 3 year warranty which wouldn't expire until October of 2020 at the earliest.

I asked them for a replacement keyboard because the ultranav was acting goofy and they sent one out, no questions asked. They didn't even ask for the old keyboard back - so now I have spare parts. :)
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Re: Is there any place to order the scissor switches for the T25? My "F" key is broken

#3 Post by fafaforza » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:00 pm

I wonder if that would work for a space bar and side of the keyboard missing paint because I thought I had specks that needed cleaning. I guess the keys are metal, with some weak black paint on them.

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