My trusty old Thinkpad’s X230 keys started to not respond intermittently. And the power button broke. So I’ve been using a pencil to switch on the the laptop for a while. The final blow was the non-functioning number key ‘6’ .
While looking around, I stumbled across xfurbish.com which has parts for older models. This was a 5 minute fix :
I really wish we had more of these fixable electronics these days.