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How do replace keyboard on a dell 15 ?

It’s easy to break the flimsy keys on most laptops. Sometimes it’s cheaper to find a laptop keyboardfor your model laptop elsewhere than going through the manufacture. Ifyou find yourself in this situation, you can use these steps to replacethe keyboard. take “Dell Inspiron E1505 Keyboard” for example:


Dell Inspiron E1505 Keyboard US
Removing the Damaged Keyboard…
Enusre the laptop is fully powered off, unplugged from the wall, and the laptop battery taken out.
Turn the laptop over. On some models icons indicating which screwsare attached to the keyboard are displayed. If not, you may have to“eyeball” it if you can’t find a breakdown for your model (such as dell pa 12 or pa 10)online.
Remove those screws with a T-8 or Phillips screwdriver.
Turn the laptop back over and open it up. Check and see if thekeyboard is tucked under any plastic pieces. If so, find if thoseplastic pieces are screwed into anything, and unfasten them as well. Ifnot, it probably uses clamps that can easily be removed.
Remove the plastic pieces carefully with a toothpick or plastic pick if there is any in the way.
Unscrew any screws at the top (if necessary) and remove the keyboarditself from top to bottom. You’ll notice that the keyboard is connectedwith a thin, but wide, data cable to the system board at the bottom.
Take that same pick and lift the plastic connectors that hold in this data cable in place.
carefully remove the data cable. Now the whole keyboard should be free.
Replacing the keyboard.
Take the new laptop replacement keyboardout of the plastic, and slip the data cable back in between the plasticconnectors on the system board. Make sure it’s all the way in.
Use the pick to push the plastic connectors back into place, and make sure it’s holding the data cable in.
Slip the keyboard itself into place, from bottom to top. Make sure the screw holes or clamps line up at the top.
Refasten the keyboard in place at the top.
If you had to remove any plastic pieces, carefully snap them back in and replace any screws you had to remove.
Turn the laptop over and replace all of the keyboard screws.
Finally, put the battery back in and power on the laptop. If all hasgone well, the keyboard should be functioning like brand new.

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my 3 year old nephew has pulled all the keys from the key board. The key board still woks fine. Can i get replacment keys ?


Hi

yea you can get them on ebay not very dear and quite easy to fit

make a note of the make and model number of your laptop some serial no's are sometimes
written on the underside of the laptop

then go to www.ebay.com and look for your make and model no then spares
or type in keyboard for the make of your laptop

you could also ask the seller to send some fitting instructions

good luck

Feb 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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how do I replace keyboard on a asus 1000HD


HI
It’s easy to break the flimsy keys on most laptops. Sometimes it’s cheaper to find a keyboard for your model laptop elsewhere than going through the manufacture. If you find yourself in this situation, you can use these steps to replace the keyboard.
Removing the Damaged Keyboard...
Enusre the laptop is fully powered off, unplugged from the wall, and the battery taken out.
Turn the laptop over. On some models icons indicating which screws are attached to the keyboard are displayed. If not, you may have to “eyeball” it if you can’t find a breakdown for your model online.
Remove those screws with a T-8 or Phillips screwdriver.
Turn the laptop back over and open it up. Check and see if the keyboard is tucked under any plastic pieces. If so, find if those plastic pieces are screwed into anything, and unfasten them as well. If not, it probably uses clamps that can easily be removed.
Remove the plastic pieces carefully with a toothpick or plastic pick if there is any in the way.
Unscrew any screws at the top (if necessary) and remove the keyboard itself from top to bottom. You’ll notice that the keyboard is connected with a thin, but wide, data cable to the system board at the bottom.
Take that same pick and lift the plastic connectors that hold in this data cable in place.
carefully remove the data cable. Now the whole keyboard should be free.
Replacing the keyboard.
Take the new keyboard out of the plastic, and slip the data cable back in between the plastic connectors on the system board. Make sure it’s all the way in.
Use the pick to push the plastic connectors back into place, and make sure it’s holding the data cable in.
Slip the keyboard itself into place, from bottom to top. Make sure the screw holes or clamps line up at the top.
Refasten the keyboard in place at the top.
If you had to remove any plastic pieces, carefully snap them back in and replace any screws you had to remove.
Turn the laptop over and replace all of the keyboard screws.
Finally, put the battery back in and power on the laptop. If all has gone well, the keyboard should be functioning like brand new.
Thanks for contacting fixya.com

Dec 03, 2009 | ASUS Eee PC 1000H Laptop

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Acer aspire 5570z white screen


its either going to be a problem with the lcd, inverter or output from the motherboard probably.

Best thing to do is to try a different lcd with a different lcd cable, then if that doesn't work, then try to get a different inverter, if that doesn't work then you'll know for sure its the output coming from the motherboard.

Alot of times the LCD's go bad but the lcd cables go bad cause they are flimsy and the wires break inside.

Look on Ebay cause you can easily get these parts cheaper then most places.

Aug 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5535-5050 Notebook

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screen turns white


You need a new led replacement in your LCD on your laptop. It would be cheaper to do that than buying a LCD. The Inverters for the LCD are easy to replace. make sure you check the model number on your laptop.

Jul 19, 2009 | Acer Aspire 4315-2490 Notebook

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A four or five? yr. old Compaq presario 1692 (hand me down) will not power on once turned off...it is also very hard to turn off once it's safe. The on/off button seems 'flimsy'? It seems dead? No lights come on at all. Do you think it's due a battery?


hi im josh in cebu phils. may i help you?
Friend base from my experience in such stuff the problems you have mentioned always center at the push button problem. The dome behind the button is damage cut or dislocated or sometimes break and also the small spring dis aligned if there is a spring. it depends the model of the laptop. but as what i had experienced it is just the button of ON/OFF. to solve such problem you may go to the laptop service center near you and ask them for assistance or let them do the job. that's all friend hope i helped you.good luck

Mar 10, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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