Sounds like something's not making contact properly. I don't think you're going to have much success getting that key to work, at least on a permanent basis.
If your computer is under warranty, this merits a replacement keyboard. If it's not under warranty, replacement keyboards can be found online from parts providers or on eBay. Just make sure to get the right one for your model. You can usually install them yourself quite easily (typically three or four screws, five minutes or less). If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, it's a very basic repair and if a service provider sounds like he wants to charge you too much, he probably is. Keyboards run in the $30-70 range depending on your model, and I wouldn't pay too much more than $30 to have it installed. Forget places like the Geek Squad; a local shop can probably do it cheaper. I'd say altogether you're looking at $50-100 installed.
And as for your other question... I work servicing computers, and Toshiba machines are by far the worst products I've encountered. I don't recommend them to anyone. I haven't had much luck with other Toshiba electronics, but then again I haven't used them extensively either.
Hope this helps.
Nov 18, 2007 |
Toshiba Portege M205-S810 Tablet PC