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Malfunctioning keyboard Sony Vaio PCG K415S


I have a malfunctioning keyboard. Some keys got damp and don´t work. I hid my PC for a couple of weeks behind a chair!!!!

Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement keyboard?

Sony won´t supply me with one. They want the laptop sent to Madrid at huge expense.

Muchas gracias,

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Re: Malfunctioning keyboard Sony Vaio PCG K415S

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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.

Good luck, J

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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Malfunctioning keyboard Sony Vaio PCG K415S


Yes u better buy a new keyboard so that u may no face the problem again ... and also repairing and transportation everything costs u around half of the new money i guess..

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Install ram model PCG-661l VAIO user guide pg 32

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.

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I have a Sony Vaio CR VGN-CR353, one of the keys (apostrophe) doesnt function, the rest are fine. Please help to set this right. Soundar Rajan Mysore, India

Hello and thank you for using Fixya!

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!


Dec 06, 2009 | Sony PC Laptops

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Sony Vaio Laptop PCG 9U1M

PCG-K415B is the correct model number the label is possibly the service tage or something.

Here are the specifications of your laptop
  • Intel Celeron D Processor 345 3.06GHz / 533MHz FSB
  • 512MB DDR SDRAM - Low cost double memory Offer - call for details
  • 40GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Dual Layer Drive - To read DVDs and CDs and write CDs, DVD+, DVD- and large Dual Layer DVD
  • 15.4" XGA xblacklogo.jpg Widescreen TFT Screen
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 345M 64MB shared graphics
  • Integrated wireless 802.11b/g LAN - Call for advice on Wireless networking
  • Integrated 3-in-1 card reader –Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo
  • Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
  • Includes Sony Software Bundle
My guess is that the laptop is around 1 or 1and half year old as the celeron 3.06GHz is a relatively new processor.

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tihs can be fixed. you'll need to buy another keyboard either on eBay or Sony - or a reseller. They are about $30 each - and are relatively simple to replace.

As for upgrading the ram - if that's on a laptop, chances are you don't need matching pairs.

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