From: tisol (machule_at_triumf.ca)
Date: Fri Jun 13 1997 - 22:43:39 EDT
The keyboard is probably OK. The cables (3) may have worked losse.
To get at the 3 little cables:
Remove the 2 screws beside the hinges of the keyboard. They are under little plastic caps
that have to be pried off with a tinny -small screwdriver.
Flip the screen back all the way.
Remove the floppy drive and top PCMCIA card.
You are going to remove the plastic bezel between the keyboard and the back of the computer.
Removing the 2 screws was the first part. It is still held by 2 hooks that are on the other side of the
keyboard hinge. ie:
The right hook is very easy to get to .
Flip keyboard open take a small screwdriver through the hole for the PCMCIA cards and push back
this small plastic "L " shaped hook . You are pushing it to the front of the computer and only about
1 mm. It should unhook.
Now that you know what it looks like do the same to the other side . (grin)
The other side (left) is almost invisible ...have lots of light .. since there is no PCMCIA hole,
your hand and screwdriver will block your view at first .
Once it unhooks the whole bezel flips back and pulls out.
Put the keyboard back and Latch it !
Those 3 very flat "ribbon type " cables coming from the keyboard are probably your problem.
The smallest one if fro the trackpoint....ignore.
With the other 2 ,pull back the FRONT part of the connector .
It only comes out ~1mm ...use a fingernail(s) and pry back both sides at once .
Once they are loose ..so is the "ribbon cable" so pull it out.
Check for any dirt etc....gently clean them..and put them back in.
Reseat the connector .
Boot the TP and try out the keyboard.
If this doesn't work "TRENKDOG3" in the laptop news group has keyboards for $50.
Another option is the card that takes the signals from the keyboard to the Motherboard is
bad or semi-seated ...(it is NOT a good design.)
From: Pat Vellender[SMTP:pvellend_at_shrike.depaul.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 1997 9:17 AM
To: Thinkpad Mailing List - New Post
Subject: Bad Keys on 360CSE
-- [ From: Pat Vellender * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --
The 9, O, L, PERIOD, F6, F7 and F8 on my 360CSE are not working. All other
keys work fine. If I plug an external keyboard into the keyboard/mouse port
via a Y-adapter cable, all keys work fine. Is there anything I can do to
fix this problem or do I need to replace the keyboard?
Anyone out there with a dead 360 that wants to sell the keyboard? Part # is
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