CF30 Emissive Keyboard Swap

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  1. zzr1200

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    CF30 Emissive Keyboard Swap. Step By Step Guide

    1. Standard CF30 keyboard.

    2 Remove battery/batteries, hard drive and the plastic strip between keyboard and hinges.

    3. Remove the screw holding the bluetooth aerial and the hinge covers to allow space to slide the keyboard.

    4. Slide the CF30 keyboard towards the hinges to release, lift and turn over and remove the cover plate over the ribbon cables.
     

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    zzr1200 Notebook Guru

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    5. The keyboard connections revealed.

    6. Take a closer look at the ribbon connectors, take note of the slot in the black top left lock bar, a small screwdriver here helps push the bar to the unlocked position.

    7. Very gently slide the lock bar over to release the ribbon cable.

    8. Remove the top ribbon cable.

    9. Move the 2 individual black locking tags to the the release position, remove the ribbon.
     
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    10. Now release the so far un-used ribbon cable connector lock tags.

    11. Replace the lower ribbon cable and close the ribbon lock tags.

    12. Now the second ribbon cable as shown and lock the tags.

    13. And the third ribbon and lock.
     

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    14. Replace the cover plate. This model of keyboard is held down with double sided tape not the locking mushrooms of the oem CF30. If you don't wish to stick the keyboard down ,the plastic strip at the top of the keyboard holds the keyboard in place with a slight amount of movement, not a problem at all for general use.

    15. Turn the keyboard over, carefully ease/push the ribbon cables in to the space under the palm cover.

    16. Slide the keyboard fully home.

    17. Replace the hinge covers and the bluetooth aerial.

    18. Replace the plastics strip, hard drive, battery/batteries and turn on.

    19. Let there be lit keys at night.....


    Tools required:

    Jewellers type screwdriver set

    Tweezers to help locate ribbon cables

    Plastic aerosol can caps (3) to keep removed screws separate.






    Will that do......any suggestion???

    Hope it helps someone..

    Mods may move or delete at will.........
     

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    Rob Toughbook Aficionado

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    Rick/Alex can you please put this into our FAQ section or sticky it? This guy spent a LOT of time making this. I've got him the keyboard and he did all the rest.

    Thanks!
     
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    TopCop1988 Toughbook Aficionado

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    Agreed! :)

    Just correct the spelling of "swop"¹. ;)
    ¹ "swop" = "Sèx Workers Outreach Project" :eek:
     
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    zzr1200 Notebook Guru

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    Please do.....:wideeyed:



    Also if there are any major differences in the keyboard swap process, between the CF28/29 and the CF30, could someone please possibly take the time to list them as an apendix.

    I've only ever had the CF30 apart.

    zzr
     
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    Just got back from vacation... Will work on it tomorrow.....

    Great job!
     
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    This is a great post. For the future did you mean screwdriver here? Not being picky just trying to help.
    The lock colors and PCB are different then the CF-29 but this could be used for both. Your emphasis on being gentle was excellent.

    Good work.

    Jeff
     
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    Its amazing that no matter how many times you read and re-read something you just can't see the mistakes/omissions sorry, dyslexia strikes again.....change to "screwdriver" as well please...........well spotted Gork:wideeyed:
     
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