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I have a few stuck keys. How do you remove the keyboard? How do you remove individual keys? Can they be cleaned and made operational?

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  • billgd Feb 25, 2008

    After reading the solution I found the exact way to remove the keyboard.Close the screen. Remove the three screws on the screen hinges. Open the screen all the way parallel to the desk top. pull up the hinge cover along with the silver plastic strip above the keyboard. The screws holding the keyboard are clearly visible(2).

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Let me start from the top.

1: removing the keyboard: as near as I can tell, at the top of your keyboard is power button etc,.. this cover can be removed.
once removed, there are at least 3 screws under it, once those are out there are 2 more on the bottom. NOTE:
could be that like on my Compaq and IBM the proper keys on the bottem are denoted by a small etching of a keyboard.
It may not be neccesary to remove the keyboard, so if it ain't broke.. don't fix it.
2: Fixing this keyboard is possible IF by stuck you mean they stick but otherwise work. My IBM for example ( used by
my kids on occasion ) has had sticky substances dropped onto the keyboard. I simply removed the appropriate keys,
cleaned them with alcohol and re-seated them. CAUTION: Pay attention to how they come off so you can put them back on
and be careful not to break the plastic connectors.
In closing,.. if all else fails and after cleaning and re-seating the keys dont work, buy a new one. They aren't that expensive if
you look around. I won't put a website here for an on-line store that carries them,.. but do a google search you'll find several
places.

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

  • Kenneth  Keaton
    Kenneth Keaton Feb 24, 2008

    Also:

    If you look hard enough ( altavista search for this one ) you can buy a service manual for that laptop.

    search for :
    Laptop service manuals, they cost anywhere from $5 to $10 USD

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Is there a way i can put the keys to where they were supposed to be..right now i'm just pressing the "fn" button down to type...half of the keyboard goes to to the numbers...the right side of the keyboard has numbers..i'll try to show you...i'll type without pressing on he "fn" button...look

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see how it goes when i don't press the "fn" button

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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