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How to unlock toshiba satellite keyboard please

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Easy just press fn and f1.

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Two buttons, function button and

In any case, get the recovery disc out and reset to factory specs. Not sure what you may have done, can you get into safe mode at all? If so, go to device manager, deinstall component, reboot and see if new hardware wizard can reinstall proper drivers. If that doesn't work send in to Toshiba as a multitude of reasons can be of concern like motherboard, msconfig conflicts, etc. Best recommendation locate Recovery Discs.

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Hi there. This is not forced to work but you can give it a try. Perform a forced shutdown on the laptop by holding down the on/off button until it shuts down, then take the battery out and the AC power for 10 minutes, put it all back together and try again. Please let me know how you get on. Good luck

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I had the same problem for my laptop as well. I basically turned it off and removed the battery for ten minutes, then put it back in and turned it on to which it started working. I don't know why it stopped working before or started to work again when I removed the battery but it's happened three times and everytime that has always worked for me. I know it's not very technical but try it.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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First remove the AC adapter (Charger) if plugged in. Then remove the battery.

Next step is removing the Keypad Securing Strip. This is a plastic cover right Above the keypad, and below the LCD screen. Looking at it, you'll notice on the Left and Right sides of it, that it has a U-shape.
This U-shape covers the LCD screen hinges.

Take a small flat tip jewelers screwdriver, and come from the right side of this plastic strip. You will see a thin parting line, where this plastic strip meets the laptop body. Your flat tip goes in this parting line. You have to use finesse. It's doubtful you'll break the plastic strip, as it's REAL tough! But if you slip, you could scratch the plastic. (Actually, it's pretty hard to scratch that plastic! Just thought I would caution you. The plastic strip is made of a spaceage plastic. Pretty tough stuff!)

The plastic strip has tabs around the edges, every so often. These
plastic tabs snap into place, and hold the Keypad Securing Strip on. When you begin, it's a little tough to get that flat tip down in there. (Remember ->Jewelers screwdriver!)

Plus, you may be at one of the points that there is a tab. Usually there is a 'dimpled' flat place, that looks like a flat tip should go there.
With the flat tip jewelers screwdriver inserted a little, ease back on the screwdriver, and lift the plastic strip up.
It will look like it's bending. If you have another flat tip Jewelers screwdriver, or a small butterknife, you can insert it, and hold this part up. Then take the other flat tip, move over a little, and start lifting up.

Once this Keypad Securing Strip starts coming up, it will come to one of those tabs, and the tab will come up and out. You'll hear a POP, and think you broke it! You didn't.

Go along the edge, and keep popping this strip up. Use caution, as to how far you insert that flat tip screwdriver!
There are tiny little wires under there, and you don't want to pinch one, or tear it loose. Keep the flat tip, about a half a fingernail length in, and you won't.

Once you get towards the other side enough, the strip will let loose, and come up.
Without disconnecting the wires, see if you can lay the strip towards the back, and lay it out of the way. Towards the LCD screen. You are trying to get to the screws, that secure the keypad. They will be in a metal strip for the keypad, and towards the LCD screen.
I can't remember at this point if there are two, three, or four screws. You'll be able to see, and you'll know.

(Use Caution! You can easily drop these screws! They might go right into the body of the laptop. You MAY be lucky enough, to pick the laptop up, turn it over, and gently shake the laptop, to have them fall on the table. You MAY not be so lucky, and have to disassemble the entire laptop, to get to them!)

IF, the Keypad Securing Strip will not lay out of the way, so that you can get to the keypad screws, you'll have to remove it.
It isn't tough, but it looks daunting the first time.

You will see small White connectors in the middle of the cables.
Two wire cables, if memory serves. These connectors are small White rectangular blocks. There is a Female and a Male. You just take your fingernails, and ease the connectors apart.
Don't worry about how they go back together. They are different sizes. You just match up the size.

Now with the keypad securing screws removed, ease the keypad forward a little, and bring the front of it up to a tilted position. (Towards the LCD screen is the front of the keypad) You don't want to bring it straight up, as there is a flat ribbon cable you need to disconnect. The flat ribbon cable attaches at the back of the keypad. (Towards you) It has a White connector.

This connector is different, from the ones you have disconnected already. The connector itself has a locking 'bar'.
This thin rectangular piece of plastic, goes across the length of the connector.
It is positioned at the front of the connector. It comes forward, towards the flat ribbon cable end, that is connected to the keypad.

It slides. It only slides so far, then stops. It is at this point, that you remove the flat ribbon cable itself. The one towards the keypad. There will be No connector on that flat ribbon cable. It will be just the ribbon cable itself.

When you reattach it, you just slide the flat ribbon cable back into the White connector. Then you ease that locking bar back into position. The position that it started from.

Now reverse your steps.

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Keyboard sticking


Replace Keyboard.

1) http://www.laptopskeyboard.com/toshiba-satellite-keyboard/2373-toshiba-satellite-m30-keyboard.html

Just an example. Search for the best price, and a reputable dealer.

2) http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba_Satellite_M35/take_apart_notebook_1.htm

A) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

B) In the Irisvista link above, click on the photo shown in Step 6.
Look at the Battery Compartment area at the top.
Note the two rubber 'feet' on each side.

The 3 screws that are circled in Red, and are to the inside of the rubber feet, should be removed. I think they hold the Keyboard Securing Strip on.

C) Follow Steps 8 through 12 on the Irisvista link above.
(You are on Page 1.
Page 1:: Page 2:: Page 3:: Find another model, is on the top of the page, and bottom of the page in White.

A note on the Keyboard Cable;

The Keyboard cable STAYS attached to the Keyboard. It removes from the motherboard's connector.

The Keyboard cable is a FFC. Flat Flex Cable. This is one general example of a Flat Flex Cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flat-Flex-Cable.jpg

The thin metal strips on the end of the cable, (Will be motherboard connector side), are contact pins.
This end of the cable slides into the motherboard connector. It is on the opposite side of the Keyboard.

Before removing the Keyboard Cable from the motherboard connector, you may wish to make a mark on one side of the cable; and a matching mark on the Same side of the motherboard connector. (Sharpee?)

Even if the cable was twisted from the factory, it MUST go back the same direction it was removed.

The motherboard connector is a type of ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.
It is rectangular in shape, and is composed of two parts.
HOWEVER, it does NOT come completely apart.

The bottom piece is the larger of the two parts. It is the BODY.
The upper smaller rectangular piece is the Locking Bar.

The Locking Bar moves. The Body is stationary, and mounted to the motherboard.
The Locking Bar works on a wedge type of principle, and when it is in the locked position, it wedges the Keyboard Cable in the Body.

There are two types of Locking bar used at present, to my knowledge. I cannot discern in the Irisvista photos, as to which type is used.

1) Sliding Locking Bar;

A) Locked; or can be said as Closed,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-C650-C655/body-big/disassemble-toshiba-c655-11.jpg

B) Unlocked; or can be said as Open,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-C650-C655/body-big/disassemble-toshiba-c655-12.jpg

Here you can see the Body is White in color, and the Locking Bar is Brown.
You can also see that there are essentially two 'tabs', of the Locking bar showing; on either side of the Keyboard Cable.

One uses their thumbnails to Gently ease the Locking Bar forward; and towards the LCD screen.

The Locking Bar ONLY moves about 2mm. That is a little more than 1/16th of an Inch, or about the width of this capital O.

2) Flip Up Locking Bar;

A) Locked,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L645D-L640D/big/laptop-disassembly-13.jpg

B) Unlocked,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L645D-L640D/big/laptop-disassembly-14.jpg

IF, the Locking Bar is broken; and/or the hinge pins for the Locking Bar on the Body, are broken; you are looking at -
MOTHERBOARD REPLACEMENT, and why I am being so detailed.

I do not have access to my Toshiba laptop Service Manuals, anymore.
According to the Irisvista link there are NO screws, that come up from the bottom of the laptop; and screw into the bottom of the Keyboard.

However I wish you to look FIRST, before trying to remove the Keyboard.
If present these screw/s will be in an area under the laptop, that corresponds with the area of the Keyboard.

Generally are in the Battery Compartment, and can be seen when the Battery is removed.
May also be situated as stated, in the area of the Keyboard.
Usually they/it will have a K next to them/it, or Keyboard, or a Keyboard symbol.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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How do you remove the keyboard on a Sony Vaio laptop PCG-7192L


Let's see if this helps Tom,

1) http://laptoppartstore.weebly.com/replace--remove-sony-vaio-vgn-nw-keyboard.html

2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BEcX_0KYIE

The Keyboard Cable STAYS attached to the Keyboard.
It disconnects FROM the motherboard's connector.

The Keyboard Cable has NO connector on the end. It is a FFC.
Flat Flex Cable.
One example of a Flat Flex Cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flat-Flex-Cable.jpg

The flat metal terminal bars MUST be aligned back in the SAME position, as they were originally.
For this reason you may wish to take a Sharpee marker, and make a mark on one side of the cable.
Then make a matching mark on the same side of the motherboard connector, BEFORE you remove the cable.

The motherboard connector is a type of ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.
It is composed of two pieces, but does NOT come completely apart!

The bottom part is larger, rectangular shaped, and is stationary to the motherboard.
It is the BODY.

The upper part is smaller, rectangular shaped, and is movable.
It is the Locking Bar.

ACCORDING to the video the Locking Bar is the Slide/Wedge type.

DO NOT use a metal tool as shown. One slip, and you can damage the motherboard! Geez!

Use your Fingernails, or Thumbnails.

The Locking Bar slides up. Up towards the LCD screen, or away from the Body.
It ONLY moves about 2mm. That is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch.

IF, the Locking Bar is broken, or the Body, you are looking at
-> MOTHERBOARD REPLACEMENT!!

Hence why I am being so detailed.

More detail on unlocking this type of motherboard ZIF connector,

A) Locked position;

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-C650-C655/body-big/disassemble-toshiba-c655-11.jpg

B) Unlocked position;

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-C650-C655/body-big/disassemble-toshiba-c655-12.jpg

There is another style of Locking Bar used, however.
The Locking Bar flips up to a 90 degree position, or also can be stated as Straight Up.

Just to make sure I'm going to include info for it too;

A) Locked position

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L645D-L640D/big/laptop-disassembly-13.jpg

B) Unlocked position;

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L645D-L640D/big/laptop-disassembly-14.jpg

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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