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My Dell Inspiron 3200 laptop isn't showing in the screen.

Well i found out that all the keys in my laptop are bad and the monitor isn't bright at all. i need help i wanna know if i can get a new keyboard, whether i can bright the monitor with the help of the keyboard? and pls if i can still fix the old keyboard and use it, pls tell me. bye Alex

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Re: My Dell Inspiron 3200 laptop isn't showing in the...

U can fix the screen problem by changing brightness and this is how u change keyboards Remove the four screws from below the touchpad / speaker assembly, note the size, they are different. Gently pry the touchpad / speaker panel upward beginning at one side. It may be a little stiff as there are plastic clips. With that removed the keyboard lifts out, release the retainer on the ribbon cable zif connector and remove the keyboard. For what it's worth, when I needed one, I found several keyboards on EBay for about $40 plus shipping or a new one from Compaq for $55 incl. shipping. They quoted UPS ground shipping but used next day air at no additional cost.

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Re: My Dell Inspiron 3200 laptop isn't showing in the...

Hi, i aint had any joys in repairing 90% of laptop keyboards, but you can buy replacements for them from most companys, most i have ordered in for people are between £60-90 but as u can see is quite expensive, on most laptops u can usually adjust the brightness by using the FN + another key usually arrows on Acer Models. Hope you get it sorted.. John

Posted on Feb 28, 2007

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