Need to replace keyboard for Balance CN 6555 laptop
Greetings to all, does anyone know where i may be able to buy a keyboard to replace the one in my balance cn6555? (model #557s) be it a generic replacement or from the anonymous chinese manufacturer whose web address and contact info still eludes me.....
thanks in advance for any information any of you may be able to provide.
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Re: need to replace keyboard for Balance CN 6555 laptop
Have you thought about adding an external USB Keyboard ?
If you can give me some measurements Width-height, i can try and track one down for you. Or at least a compatable match.
Whats actually wrong with it, can it be repaired or refurbished ?
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There are actually a few things you can do for a dinosaur laptop (other
than waiting for the asteroid to appear in the sky). Here are my top
Squeeze in as much RAM as possible. If you have a spare SIMM slot,
put in the largest-capacity module you can find. You may have to throw
away what's already in there--likely a 16MB module--and replace it with
a 32MB or 64MB one. Memory was so expensive five years ago that vendors
often skimped on it, but now that prices have plummeted, you should
pack in as much as possible. (You may also look around for a chip doubler--a SIMM two-for that lets you put a pair of chips where there's only room for a single.)
Get a huge, honking hard drive.
You should be able to dig up a compatible 10GB or 20GB drive. What's
great is that it'll run at 4,200rpm (compared to the 3,600rpm drive you
currently have), which will result in better performance. Save all your
precious data, swap the old drive out for the new, and fire it up
(crossing your fingers that the OS sees the new drive). Take note:
You'll have to preload an operating system onto the new drive or load
it on the fly.
Accelerate. You'll want to configure Windows to run your hard disk and graphics card at their maximum speeds.
drive: Go to the device manager, select the drive letter, and pick the
Settings tab. Check DMA for best performance. For Windows 2000, go into
the hard drive's properties, open Disk Properties, and check Write
Graphics card: On your desktop,
right-click and select Properties. Select the Advanced tab, then click
the Performance tab. Push the slider all the way to the right.
This laptop is made by ECS, model is 557s. Here's a link to the driver download page with the owners manual. http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite_2007/Downloads/ProductsDetail_Download.aspx?detailid=479&DetailName=New&DetailDesc=557 &CategoryID=3&MenuID=88&LanID=0 &CategoryID=3&MenuID=88&LanID=0
usually under the bottom of the laptop there are some covers, the memory will be under one of them. To see what to look for follow this link: http://img.zdnet.com/techDirectory/_MEMMOD.GIF To find a compatible module run the tool from crucial http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/index.aspx
Here is the best way is 1st turn the unit upside down and remove all the screws along the rear two rows. 2nd turn the laptop back over and open the lcd. 3rd with a flat bladed screw driver, to the left of the power button there should be a small recessed tab, use your screw driver to gently lift the "strip cover" exposing the keyboard screws. Remove the screws and the keyboard should lift up exposing the keyboard connector.( if the keyboard does not lift easily, remove more base screws around the center of hte unit), 4th using your finger nail either lift or push the latches of the keyboard connector, allowing easy removal of the keyboard. The P/N should be listed on the keyboard starting with a "P".
Hi yes there is a keyboard replacement for this model i can get you one i have a computer repair shop but what it seems to me is that you just have a loose connection under th keyboard where it connects to the main board. I can help with this its most likely a loose connection. if you try to re seat the connection and it still does not work i can order you a new keyboard let me know thank you