How can I change the keyboard of a Lenovo laptop?

oolu dee October 26, 2010

I need to know how to remove a broken Lenovo S 10-2 keyboard.

  1. Anonymous
    June 22, 2011 at 2:57 am

    You can buy a Laptop Keyboard and you can chang it by specialized persons.

  2. Jerry
    June 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Or you can purchase [url=""]Replacement laptop keys[/url] from an online reseller.  They usually go for about 4-5 bucks.  Much cheaper than replacing the whole keyboard for just a key or two.

  3. Laptop Keyboard Replacement
    January 26, 2011 at 2:30 am

    You can go to some professional forum of laptops to search the answer, Hoping it will useful to you.

  4. Anonymous
    October 27, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Remove the four screws under the palmrest, then you will be able to remove the paslmrest. you will find Found 2 screws holding down the keyboard so removed them. Then you will be able to raise the front of the keyboard. Then There is a screw ( screw underneath that says "KB") in the center top of te keyboard that you need to remove under the memory and hdd cover. To remove it so i could reseat it. Anyone know how?


    Step one: Remove the two screws from the bottom of the computer that are holding down the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 Keyboard bezel. The bezel is the bar that sits right above all the function keys.

    Step two: Turn the computer over, open the cover and insert the credit card or guitar pick between the bezel and the computer screen. The bezel has pegs that sit in holes, you need to slowly pry up the bezel. It will make a bit of a popping noise as it is removed.

    Step three: Now hold on to the laptop keyboard from the end closest to the screen and gently pull it away from the touch-pad end and flip it over. You will see the ribbon attached to the underside of the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 Keyboard. There is a little plastic connector holding the ribbon to the computer. To unlock it, carefully pull up on the two tabs; one located on each corner of the connector. Be very gentle when you do this as this is the one part that gets broken the most often when changing a keyboard. The ribbon will now be released.

    Step four: Carefully pull the ribbon out of the connector and remove it along with the entire Lenovo laptop keyboard.

    Final step: To insert the new Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 Keyboard, place the board face down so you have easy access to the ribbon. Make sure the keyboard is lined up so when you flip it back over the keys are in the correct position. Keep the ribbon straight at all times; twisting it could damage it. Place the ribbon in the connector; it only goes in one way. Once in place, push down on the connector tabs to lock it. Now flip the keyboard over and slide it down toward the touch pad and take the bezel and line the pegs up with the holes and push it in place. Then turn the computer over and replace the two screws you removed from the bottom. You can now power on your computer and see if the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 Keyboard works. If it is not working, more than likely the ribbon was not inserted properly.

  5. Tina
    October 26, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Did this laptop come with a manual? Usually, it is rather simple to remove the keyboard and the manual may explain how it is done.

    I have a HP laptop and there are screws at the back of the laptop that have to be released. They are all marked with a keyboard symbol, so it's easy to identify which screws need to be released. There are also four small locks between t he F keys on the keyboard.

    I found a manual for your laptop at the Lenovo Homepage. The S10-2 is an IdeaPad.

    Unfortunately, it does not explain how to remove the keyboard. However, the hardware specification is '6-row Lenovo Keyboard' and it also lists contact information for technical support.

    You should speak to a Lenovo technician in case you are unsure about how to remove the keyboard. They may also help you finding a source for ordering a replacement part. Or search on eBay once you find out the exact keyboard specification.

    Please let us know in case you need more help and whether you succeeded in exchanging the keyboard. Thank you!