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Changing keyboard on laptop

My keyboard was gotten ahold of by a 2 year old and he pulled alot of the keys off and now some of them are broken to where i can not put them back on (i.e. the spacebar)...can i change the keyboard or not... if so how do i do that?

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Hi there
Putting the keys back in place can be a tough job especially if the cradles have snapped, your probably better off replacing the whole keyboard as it will be cheaper for you.
As it happens HP laptop keyboards are really easy to remove, if you look under the laptop you will find 2 screws clearly marked with keyboard symbols next to them, unscrew them and turn the laptop right way up and open the lid. At the top of the keyboard look closely for 4 small plastic slide locks, just slide them back and you can proceed to remove the keyboard, be very carefull at this point because there is a delicate ribbon cable which you have to remove from the motherboard.
Once removed your good to go!!!! just follow the instuctions in reverse to put it back together.
Kind regards and Merry Christmas

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Yes you can replace the keyboard. A few screws on the laptop, and you'll be good to go.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=de&cc=de&taskId=115&prodSeriesId=3368540&prodTypeId=321957&objectID=c01074416

1/2 way down is instructions for removing.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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