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Replacing Keyboard in Laptop

How do I plug in the wire strip (tape) into my laptop?

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    replacing the keyboard in a Toshiba L20 Satellite Pro

  • Teresa Clark Mar 26, 2008

    The darn thing is sooo flimsy. I can slide a slip of paper in the slot easily, but not that keyboard tape! How fragile is it? Can I use a pair of tweezers? Please help!!

  • paxan600 Jun 19, 2008

    i cant slide it in ether

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You may repair ur keyboard by visiting :
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Just put it back. Make sure the cable under the keyboard is plugged into the motherboard. The keyboard is secured by either:
1) The strip above the keyboard

2) Little catches on the side of the keyboard (palmrest has the catches).

3. Screws on the bottom of the laptop (most times the screws that hold the keyboard will have the icon of a keyboard next to it).

4. Screws in the Battery Compartment that holds the strip above the keyboard or screws for the keyboard (the keyboard icon will be next to the screw most times).

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What type of keyboard are you talking about? Are you talking about replacing the current keyboard with another one in it's place? Or are you talking about just plugging a usb keyboard into one of the USB Ports on the laptop?

You can just place a big desktop type usb keyboard into one of the laptop's usb port and it will work.

If you want to replace the existing laptop keyboard with another laptop keyboard you will have to take some parts off. Remove the power cord, remove the battery, turn the laptop over and start removing screws from the battery case and from the bottom of the laptop. Pay close attention to screws that might have the icon of a keyboard on them (they hold the keyboard in place). You might not have to remove the memory, hardrive or dvd drive to get the keyboard out. Turn the laptop back over and open the lid. Remove the strip that is above the keyboard carefully because there might be a cable under it. Remove any screws that the strip had under it that holds the keyboard. The keyboard might have little catches on the side that helps keep it in place so work with one side to free the keyboard. Once you have one side the other side will simply lift off. Be careful because the keyboard has a cable under it that is attached to the board that you will remove from the board.

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You can cut back the insulation, and wrap the broken wire, and solder or tape it, and get it working again.
You can find a good used adaptor plug at a flea market, or yard sale, or thrift store- just make sure it's the same size that will fit your laptop. Again, strip back the insulation, and wrap the wires, making sure you have the polarity of the voltage right. Measure it with an ohmmeter or voltmeter, to check it. The voltage to the inner barrel and out sleeve will be marked by a designation on the laptop, or adapter, so you can ensure you get it right. After you wrap the wires, solder and tape them, or tape them if you don't use solder.
If you don't want to mess with looking for a used plug, Walmart and Radio Shack sell adapter chargers that have all the various plug ends, and the one you will need.
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remove the strip where the power button is located. that will give you access to the screws holding the keyboard. then lift the keyboard slowly and remove the wire tape from main board. most laptops you need to remove a couple of screw from the back and move the screen so it is parallel with the keyboard. (flat so it bypass the hinges) the strip meaning a long piece as wide as the laptop. (located near the screen but on the keyboard side) hope this helps.

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1.Remove the AC adapter, (Charger), if plugged in. (Unplug the AC adapter from the surge protector first, then from the laptop)
Remove the Battery.
There must be NO electrical sources for the laptop!

2.I caution you to observe anti-static guidelines. Static is a silent 'killer', of a computer's delicate hardware components. Static can silently fry out your delicate computer hardware components, and you may not even see it, or feel it!

It is for this reason that I implore you to buy, and wear, an anti-static wristband.
(ESD wristband. Electro Static Discharge. The wristband goes around your wrist, with a cord attached to the wristband. At the end of the cord is an alligator clip. The alligator clip is attached to a good ground source. This will relieve static from your body. Cost averages around $6. Radio Shack is but one source for these.
I use an empty desktop computer case, and attach the alligator clip to the metal frame)

I also advise working on a tabletop. Directly on a carpet floor, a bed, or a couch, is NOT recommended! These are high areas of Static!

3.Open your Gateway laptop, and gently push the LCD screen all the way, until it touches the table. (180 degrees)
I also advise laying a lint-free, non-static cloth over the LCD screen. In case of an accident with a slippage of a tool, this may help save your LCD screen from a scratch.

4.The first component to remove is the Keyboard Cover. This is the flat strip of plastic located right above the keyboard, and immediately below the LCD screen. (Has the Power On button, LED lights, speakers, and so on) It is the hardest component you will have to remove, when replacing the keyboard.

You'll notice that the Keyboard Cover at each end, has a parting line. The line where comes around, and meets the small plastic strips, on each side of the keyboard. If you look at the right side, past the speaker grille, and over on the side of the laptop, you'll see a small indentation.
Looks as though a flat tip Jewelers screwdriver would fit in it.

Should you decide to use a metal device such as this, wrap a light cloth around the flat tip. I use a hard plastic letter opener. Keeps the plastic from being scratched.

Whichever device you choose, use finesse, and pop this side up, by twisting the device. You will note that it only pops up so far. I use another plastic letter opener, and place it in the small opening that has developed. Then you work around the Keyboard Cover popping it up a little at a time as you go around, with the first device.

Use Caution, and Do Not insert the device too far! About 1/8th inch should suffice. There are small wires that connect to the speakers, LED lights, Power On button, and so forth.

As you come around to the other side, and have almost completed the circumference of the Keyboard Cover, you will note that it pops loose all the way.
Gently lift it up, and set it towards the LCD screen. Use finesse as there are very small wires still connected to it. When replacing it, observe where the wires are, so that they won't become pinched. Arrange the wires accordingly.

Now remove the screws that hold the keyboard in place, and press the release tab for the keyboard. Should be 3 to 4 of them. The keyboard lifts up a 45 degree angle. I caution you to Not lift it all the way up at a 90 degree angle!
You will break the locating tabs at the bottom! (Front of laptop)

Also,
There is also a small wire harness, that needs to be disconnected from the laptop body, to the keyboard, BEFORE you can lift the keyboard past a 45 degree angle.

The connector is a small white rectangle shape. It is a Male and Female connector. Looking closely you will see a parting line where the two halves meet. If you have the new keyboard, you will be able to observe the shape of it's connector more closely, and be more aware of how the two halves separate. I use my fingernails to separate the two halves. Sometimes you have to gently persuade it with a flat tip Jewelers screwdriver, but use extreme Caution!

Reverse these steps to assemble.
I apologize for the length of this solution beforehand. I wanted to give you a concise, clear, step by step guide, as though I were sitting right next to you, and guiding you.

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How to back light the keyboard?


Hi,
Just about the best question i've seen on here in 10 months!!!

How to backlight the keyboard???? Well.... most people buy a customized keyboard from the manufacturer or elsewhere that specializes in them.
The other way is to customize it yourself. What you would have to do is pinch a power supply from the laptop motherboard with positive and negative wires, say the fan connector plug for example as they only run on a few volts and are 2 pinned, then you'd have to find an place to install a strip of LED lights and connect the wires, somewhere under the keyboard if you can in a place that's not going to damage the laptop or interfere with the electronics.
Put the strip as close to the motherboard as you can and cover the backside of the strip with sticky foam pads and don't put it near the processor or the northbridge because the get very hot and will melt the foam.
Depending on the layout of the motherboard and the components you are going to have some figuring out to do.
Some people suggest drilling small holes in the underside of the keyboard, don't do this as you can damage the membrane that controls the keystrokes.


Good luck with your project.

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Need replacement keyboard for gateway ml6732 laptop computer, don't have the old one and have no idea how to put it in. Need directs and need to know if screws come with new keyboard, or if it takes screws...


You may be able to get from Gateway. From a quick search I just did, it looks like Mundo Corp.com, has one. $49 dollars Here is the link,
http://www.mundocorp.com/ml6732.html

Now I don't have a Gateway Service Manual in front of me, for the Gateway ML6732 laptop. I don't believe it's available online. One, has to be an authorized repair shop, to have access to this information.

However, I wish you to know that I am a computer repair tech, and repair laptops all the time.
Keyboard replacement is one of the easier things to do, concerning repairing a laptop.
It is especially easy now for you, as you don't have to remove the old one.

The laptop keyboard will just come by itself, I believe. There are one, or two screws, that hold it in. However, the keyboard has tangs on the outside edges of it. The keyboard 'body' is made of plastic.

These tangs, are just small protrusions, that stick out from the rectangular body of the keyboard itself. The tangs also hold the keyboard in place. Once you sit the keyboard in place, you just push down on the edges, and the tangs snap in. Pop, pop, pop, and the tangs are snapped in.

Before you are ready to install the keyboard, you may have to partially remove a small thin plastic strip. This strip is located above where the keyboard goes, and under the area of the LCD screen.
Viewing it, you should see LED lights in it. There may be speakers in this strip also. The plastic strip goes almost all the way across the front of the laptop.
I know it's starting to sound complicated, but it isn't.

This plastic strip may also have hinge covers, incorporated on the ends of it. They cover the hinges for the LCD screen.
The plastic strip has tangs on it's edges also. To remove it, you take a small flat tip screwdriver,(Like a flat tip jewelers screwdriver), insert it under one of the edges, where it meets the laptop body, and gently pry up.
I say 'Gently', but sometimes it takes a little force. If you can't get the screwdriver down in there, move over. You may be at an area where on of the tangs are.
The strip will come up with a POP! You'll think you broke it! In actuality, you could drive a truck over that plastic strip, and not damage it. (Okay! That's an exaggeration, but you catch my drift)

Watch as you go along. If you have LED lamps in this strip, and/or speaker wires, you don't want to damage the wires.
You are just seeing if you can pop it up, so that you can set it towards the LCD screen. Move it back far enough to get the keyboard in. Should you have to disconnect the wires to move this strip back far enough, you will see real small White connectors. Looks like a small rectangular block. This is a Male/Female connector. Just take your fingernails, and pry these apart.
There may be two wire cables. These cables have different size connectors, so there will be no confusion when reattaching them together.

The laptop keyboard goes in at a 45 degree angle. Bottom towards you, top away from you. You set it down in the laptop body, align the tabs, (tangs), and ease it down. Once you are within about three inches, you connect the one, or two wire cable connectors, from the laptop to the keyboard. Move the cables to a position where they won't be pinched, and go ahead and push the keyboard down into position. Go along the edges of the keyboard, and push down. You are snapping the tangs into position. Snap, snap, snap.

Attach the cables for the plastic strip, if you had to remove them. Watch the cable, (Wire) placement as you did for the keyboard. Snap the plastic strip back into place.

You're done!

This link shows the Gateway MT6704 laptop. It should be very similar to yours. It has large color photos, and instructions, of how to replace a keyboard on this laptop. It should give a basic 'feel' of how to replace yours,
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-keyboard-from-gateway-mt6704-model-ma7/
(If this link doesn't come up as a link you just click on, copy (CTRL + C), and Paste, (CTRL +V), it into your address bar. Then press the Enter key)

If you get time, I would appreciate it if you would rate my solution.

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The PCG-K37 (Sony VAIO Laptop) uses a DC Jack soldered to a two-wire jacketed (shielding) cable that is routed under the DVD (tray) and towards the back to the Voltage Board located under the Touch Pad (Mouse) via a white polarized plug. The wires are color-coded Red (+) and Black (-); a third black wire is NOT attached to the DC Plug, but is used as a grounding wire for the Voltage Board to the LCD Hinge MOUNT only. Remove the battery and DC plug (AC Adaptor Wire) from the laptop first, before going any further.) To access the DC Plug requires removing the Keyboard Hood (houses the stereo speakers & power button) carefully by prying up from where the F-Keys (top row) are. There are four (4) slots: above the "Delete Key," and "F10" and "F4" and "ESC Key," and you will have to press these keys to see the pry slots for a thin blade screw driver to fit. The "Hood" pops up gently and is connected by a thin strip "Wire Cable" through the aluminum keyboard shield down to the motherboard. 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Next is removing the laptop Palm Rest (it contains the touch pad) and there are two screws easily missed near the touch pad on top; the rest of the screws are accessable when you close the lid (LCD) and flip the laptop up-side-down. Unscrew each screw one at a time and flip the laptop over to drop out each screw individually to catch them in your hand. Look for the tiny arrows to locate the screws and don't forget to lift up the battery door to get to the two (2) tiny screws, too. There should be a total of thirteen (13) of these screws and again please note the difference in lengths and where they go. Once you have all screws accounted for; set the laptop right-side-up and lift open the lid (LCD) carefully because the latch catch is hooked. (Slide the latch hook to open.) With the Lid open, you will see a thinner wire cable (white) attached to another pressure clip - it's the touch pad cable attached to the Voltage Board; release it just like you did with the keyboard cable and you can start lifting the Palm Rest up and away from the laptop case to expose the motherboard. At this point, you can see the DC Jack in the back right side corner. To get more room to manuver around, you may remove the DVD by opening the Hard Drive Bay Door and removing the two (2) tiny, short screws near the bottom of the hard drive (no need to remove the HD). The DVD slides out. Looking again on top of the motherboard, you will see a glide rail for the DVD and a metal shield covering the DC cable; remove the screws carefully and note the lengths again for proper placement. The next trick is to only move one LCD hinge out of the way, so it is important to secure the LCD in a way so that the one remaining hinge is NOT DAMAGED during this repair process. There are three (3) screws holding the hinge to the laptop case and that third screw in in the back of the laptop between the DC Jack and the modem's phone (RJ-11) jack. There is a hold-down bracket to secure the modem jack and the DC Jack; only one screw keeps it there. After getting the hold-down bracket out of the way; the DC Jack slides up and out. Remember how the DC Jack was positioned because putting it back in up-side-down makes it hard to plug the AC Adaptor in for laptop use on AC power. Use heat-shrink tubing and your insulators and avoid using electrical tape after soldering the two wires onto the new DC Jack. Also remember that the RED WIRE is soldered to the Center Post connector. Reverse the disassembly listed above to re-assemble. If you think this was tough, now you know why Technicians charge a minimum of $99 to do this job. But at least you now know that the DC Jack is NOT attached to the motherboard and the motherboard does not require complete removal just to get to the worn-out DC Jack. And YES!; DC Jack do wear out because the Adaptor plug is pulled on sooooo many times that the DC Jack take the abuse more than the plug does; and that's because there is more stability built into the plug than the DC Jack. One additional note: the Keyboard Hood connector cable is usually the first thing people damage accidently by folding the crease too many times. Wires inside this "tape" will break just like bending and twisting solid thicker wires will break. The replacement part is found on the Sony Parts Website for about $10 plus S&H. You will know you need it replaced when you can not seem to keep the laptop "ON" or the HD & Power lights fail to glow or you still can not get power to recharge the battery. The circuits for these functions run through that flat tape wire cable to the Keyboard Hood. Good Luck! (I say that because it will take up your entire evening, take up your entire dining room table, and wear thin the nerves of your spouse who will be very concerned about that table you are using to venture on!) Oh, and one more thing... Unplug the telephone as distractions should be avoided until you finish putting everything back together (or you WILL forget things).

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