My power button broke and is completely missing. I can not power my notebook. Two questions: how can I power on my Gateway 7330 without the power button, and what are the steps to remove the keyboard bezel with power button?
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Hi, if you're getting an e with an accent on it when you try to type a question mark, you may have the French keyboard layout selected. To change it back to the English layout, follow these steps:
In Windows Vista/7:
1) Click the Start button and click Control Panel
2) Underneath Clock, Language and Region, click Change keyboards or other input methods
3) Click the Change Keyboards button
4) Under Default input language, make sure English is selected. In the Installed Services box, delete any languages you do not need by selecting them and clicking the Remove button. Make sure you don't delete US!
This is most likely a bad button on your keyboard. You can get a new keyboard for about $13 on ebay, including shipping. just run a search for inspiron 1521 keyboard.
to replace it, you need to remove the bezel above the keyboard. I dont remember for your particular model if you have to remove screws for this, but im fairly certain you dont. It should just be secured with clips, so you can pull it out, from the right side first working your way to the left. If it hangs in any spot check under the battery to make sure there are no screws to remove. Once the bezel is removed you will see 2 or 3 screws holding the keyboard in. Remove these and lift the keyboard up from the back. Then pull it toward the screen to undo the bottom clips. THere will be a ribbon cable from the keyboard to the motherboard. There is a clip you lift up where it plugs in to the board. Then the cable will just lift out. Then you just put the new one in, following my directions backwards :D It will actually be pretty obvious once you are this far.
Hi there. Remove the laptop battery and the AC power supply, open the lid as far back as you can take it. Get
a small flat headed screwdriver, now, you have to take off the keyboard
bezel, this is the strip of plastic above the keyboard with the power
button on it, the best way to remove it is to start by the on/off
button by gently prying the bezel up from the lid hinge, once you have
one side out gently pull it up using your fingers, it will unclip and
lift away. Next you have to remove 2 screws from the top of the
keyboard, these should be visible to you, once the screws are out
carefully lift the keyboard up, you will see a ribbon cable that is
connected to the motherboard, gently pull the tab up on the connector
that the ribbon cable sits in and it should release it and you can now
remove the keyboard and replace it. To re-assemble just follow my direction in reverse. Please post back with the results and for any additional advice if needed.
To remove the keyboard, first remove the bezel above the keyboard where the screen meets the body. You should see any screws holding the keyboard either below this bezel or on the bottom of the laptop with symbols or a letter "K" "KB" KBD"
Here is a pictorial for a related model: http://www.insidemylaptop.com/taking-apart-acer-aspire-5100-laptop/
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Ok, this will not be too hard. You just need to be careful.
You will need a couple tools : A small Cross-tip (phillips) Screwdriver, A small Flat-tip screwdriver. and a small pick tool (if you have one)
Ok right above your keyboard is the Power button bezel which is about the width of the laptop, and even covers the monitor hinges. Using you Pick tool or Small Flat-tip, use the tool to gently pry the hinge part of the bezel upwards. You should feel it kinda free itself, maybe even freeing the entire end, firmly grab the end of the bezel and kind of wiggle it from side to side while lifting it. you should be making some progress and feel the entire bezel start to release. On acers most do not have screws holding the power bezel in place, be sure to check for a couple screws on the bottom if the bezels doesn't seems to come off with my instructions.
Once you have removed the bezels, you will now see the top of the keyboard. There should be a couple small screws holding the keyboard in place. Remove those screws only. Gently lift the keyboard from the laptop, keeping in mind the ribbon cable under the keyboard that attaches to the motherboard. The spot where this cable attaches is white with a small brown tab on each side. using a small amount of pressure gently push these brown tabs forward toward the screen...they will only move a small amount. once the brown tabs have been pushed forward, you can now remove the ribbon cable as well as the entire keyboard. Now your ready to put in the new keyboard. Slide the ribbon cable into the slot, push back the brown tabs to hold the cable. lay the keyboard into the laptop, replace the twon screws, replace the power button bezel. Boot up laptop, make sure everything works and voila you done.
I have the same issue, and found what should be the ' @ ' key has been programmed with ' " ' in its place ' @ ' can now be found using shift and the number 2 key, what would normally be ' " '. I was having to copy and paste in @ for ages before I realised as the screen's so tiny I couldn't see that """""!
Normally on most Tosh notebooks there is at least one screw that holds the keyboard in place from the underside of the notebook, once that is removed there are either small retaining clips that can be gently pushed with a small plastic tool of some sort or the plastic bezel above the keyboard clips off and there are screws under that...
I cant find a decent enough picture of this model to give you a definitive answer but I'm sure the above info will help.