Question about Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7479 Notebook

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"A" Key on the keyboard sticks from time to time.

At times, the "A" key does not work. I need to push it a couple of times for it to work. It has happened since I first bought it. It is very noticeable when playing online games that involve the "A" Key.

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  • claireanne Oct 02, 2008


    I have the same problem with my S. Did you find a solution? I think the keys are removable and I probably need to take it off and clean beneath it but I don't know how to do that.



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My first thought is to press the manufacturers warranty. If that is gone then the next thing I would do is to replace the keypad. If you search Ebay for the keyboard for this laptop you will find a replacement. Prices I found are in the $57-100 range, but a good internet search is worth the savings.

How to replace Laptop Keyboard


The replacement procedure for the keyboard as with most laptops is not too painful:
1. The strip of plastic just above the keyboard, pry it up with something plastic that the laptop is not
2. There should be 2-4 small screws holding the top of the keypad down, remove these and you
should be able to gently lift toward the screen and up. Look for any other fasteners that may be
holding it down.
3. There should be a ribbon cable going from the keypad to the main board with a pinch connector.
Some connectors have end tabs that lift up or slide out to release the cable.
4. Replace with working keyboard reversing the procedure.

Any issues please post back

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

Sup man you should pop the button of da lap top then push on hard

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When first starting to type the first key sticks and types same letter 7 times.

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Repair ACER Keyboard

Many a times, laptop's keys fell off the keyboard or it gets damaged. Don't fret on buying a whole new keyboard when you can repair the keys yourself.
This is an installation guide to repair keys of Acer’s laptop keyboard.

You should have a key cap and 2 or more retainer clips (plastic pieces), that goes underneath the key cap.

To install the key on your laptop keyboard, start out by observing the metal plates on the keyboard.

Always be sure to look at the metal keys because they differ in every keyboard. The larger metal hooks can be at the top, bottom, right or left side. The position of the metal hooks determines the position of plastic pieces.

Here you can see that it has one large metal hook at the bottom and two metal hooks at the top.


Take the larger plastic piece and observe that it has two holes at the top corners, two sticks at the bottom and two holes in the middle. The top holes are going to go into the top metal hooks on the keyboard. The smooth part of the plastic piece faces away from the keyboard.


Take the smaller plastic piece and observe that it has two holes at the top, two sticks at the middle and a bar with larger hole at the bottom. The sticks in the middle are going to go into the middle holes of the larger plastic piece. The bottom bar is going to click onto the bottom metal hook on the keyboard. The smooth part of the plastic piece faces away from the keyboard.


Place the smaller plastic piece onto the larger plastic piece and insert its sticks to the holes of larger piece. It’s one piece now.


Insert the top plastic sticks into the top metal holes and the bottom bar into the bottom metal hook on the keyboard. Get a thin object or a blade and stretch the plastic pieces downwards to insert completely.


Take your letter key cap, put it in the middle of the plastic pieces and push down evenly from all four sides.


That's all to repair ACER keyboard key.

Source: Acer Key Repair

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There is no response when i press most of the keys on my keyboard.

Are you referring to most of the key doesn't work when typed, or are you saying that pressing more then 1 keyboard at a time and it doesn't work? If you are referring to more of the keys doesn't work when you are typing it, then most likely your keyboard is not working or suffer a sticky or broken keynote somewhere and may need to be press couple of time to release the sticky key. If it doens't work and you still get the same result, you might need to replace the entire keyboard. Before this, you would want to check your device manager to see if the hardware is detect and that the drivers are installed and the device is working properly.

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If I push the same key telpwice, it seems to be delayed, I have to wait a couple of seconds to be able to type double letters, have tried to adjust the speed of the keyboard, but this doesn't h

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Contact Dell Spare Parts Division.


and replace the Keyboard. As it is a laptop Keyboard, you cannot just take it apart and clean it. that KB is defective. I apologize for the inconvenience.

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ACER 5315, it gives me a longt beep when i start it

Sounds like you have a stuck key..
I could replace the keyboard or try to un-stick the key yourself.
1st. Decide weather to try repair yourself or just buy another keyboard.
2nd. If you are going to try this yourself, take your time....
Get some 95-96% Alcohol and a few que-tips.
3rd. Carefully remove the top shield on the bad key. These keys, push and snap in place. Don’t force it. !!
4th. After you have removed the top shield or face, you will see a round rubber nub, wash with Alcohol, using Que-tip. Work the nub up and down while dampening the area with the wet que-tip.
5ft. Allow the alcohol to completely dry. If possible let it sit for 1 hour.
Do not use too much Alcohol, as it will short circuit the entire Keyboard if you do.
Also, before attempting this, make sure the Laptop is disconnected from any power source. A/C power adapter, Battery.
Keep in mind, if you go to a DOS Prompt and you see hash marks, line after line. The key is sticking. This is why you are getting a Long Beep tone when you start.
Hope this helps you..
Have fun, take your time removing the key cover.
John Ray

Readers, Please rate the information you are given, it take time to type this out, one key at a time. Even if you disagree, that’s better than nothing. !!
Thanks, Play Safe.

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