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Re: Malfunctioning keyboard Sony Vaio PCG K415S
Ebay or somewhere similar is your best bet for getting a 'used' and therefore much cheaper replacement. Just type in the make/model of your machine..
Most Keyboards are pretty easy to replace and if your not sure how to do it, run a search on the web or post on here with your specific model etc. If its put together anything like my Sony all you have to do is remove a bit of trim above the keyboard (carefully) and there are 4/6 screws holding the keyboard in place. Remove these and the keyboard just slides out. Then it's just a matter of disconnecting the ribbon and reversing the order to put it all back together.
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The Sony PCG-661L takes DDR PC2100 low density 200pin SODIMM memory. You can have up to 512MB in each slot (there are two slots). The memory is located underneath the keyboard not on the bottom of the laptop. You have to lift the keyboard up carefully with a very small flathead screwdriver. On both sides of the keyboard there are small tabs that you can press on to release the keyboard. One tab is located just to the right of the "backspace" key. The other tab is located just to the left of the "~" key. Just don't lift the keyboard too much as you will break the keyboard<->motherboard connector. You will see the memory on the right side underneath the keyboard.
This can be caused by a couple of things; either dust, liquid spill or just malfunctioning of the chip on the bottom of the key.
You can try a few things to see if it resolves the issues:
First, get a can of air from any electronics store and turn the laptop at an angle, facing down. Blow the keyboard with the air to remove dust and debris.
If there was a liquid spill or splash on the keyboard, you may want to try and gently pull the key off and clean with a small rag and a little dab of alcohol. Make sure the laptop is unplugged before attempting this.
If the problem is a malfunctioned chip under the key, you will probably end up having to order a new keyboard and replace. You can visit the manufacturer's website for the service guide free and see if this is something you can do yourself.
Please let me know if this helps and thank you for using Fixya!
Hi, its easy to fix. you have your keyboard layout set to US Layout, ie americans have a couple of keys in reverse from ours.
All you have to do is this
Start, Control Panel, regional & language settings, change all US Settings, in there to UK British,
And it will fix your problems :-)
if its windows 98/ME ETC
start, control panel, Keyboard, and change the US Keyboard setting to UK British,
u usually have to set it twice, ie select uk, apply it, then do it again before it changes...
If you dont get it sorted will guide u though it just email me..
All the best