The M button on the keyboard stoped working(I've done this with copy-paste). All other buttons functioning properly. I restarted the computer but no results. Is it virus or technical problem? How do I open...
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.
Jan 23, 2010 |
Dell Inspiron 1521 Keyboard - NK750