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Mouse How do I get the keyboard cover off to see if I can repair the mouse button in the center. It is pushed down, and doesn't pop up enough to be used as a mouse.

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You'll need to replace the entire keyboard, if the nub is squashed down into the sub panel..

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How to unstick a key on keyboard


Laptop keyboards are slightly inexpensive and very easy to replace. These are not built to repair. You can pill the cover around the power button off, then you will see the keyboard assembly attached with 4 small screws, remove them. Push the keyboard forward slightly and it will pop out. Presto!

Nov 06, 2013 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

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How to Repair, Replace and Change HP Laptop Keyboard



We are surprised that HP has done a nice job taking laptop market share from Dell and launching a slick marketing campaign using the slogan "the computer is personal again". Hewlett Packard laptop computers feature the functionality of a desktop computer in regard to their keyboards. However, because of size limitations, some laptops feature special keys that serve specific functions. Using these particular keys requires only the development of some new keyboard habits, like locating and pressing the "fn" button. With many HP laptops, the "fn" button is encircled.
When a key fell off the laptop keyboard, most likely you can fix the keyboard. It often comes: using a small dab of super glue to replace keys that have fallen off and then placing a small dab of glue directly on the round part that holds the key in place and lightly press the key down. When the glue dries, you’ll be able to use your laptop again.
However, not all problems can be fixed this way, and a keyboard replacement for a laptop may be necessary. Besides, this is not an overly complex process on an HP laptop just with simple steps.
Step 1 Power down your HP laptop and Flip over the HP laptop and locate the RAM section. Press the HP battery release lever and pull the battery out of the laptop. To remove the battery on most laptops, you'll just push a release tab and pull the battery out of the connectors, but with some you'll have to remove screws. You'll know what to do once you get ready to disconnect the battery.
The RAM section is in the bottom center of the back of the machine. Use your Phillips-head screwdriver and remove the two screws securing this cover. Remove the cover.
Step 2 Use your Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the rest of the keyboard-related screws on the back of the laptop. There are three silver screws and five black screws to take out. The three silver screws each have a keyboard icon printed next to them. The other five screws are aligned at the top of the laptop back and beneath the battery.
Step 3 Use a flathead screwdriver to pop up the HP Keyboard shield. Wiggle it under each side of the shield and carefully pop it up. The shield is located at the top of the front of the laptop (just above the keyboard itself). Place it aside and out of the way, since this shield can be easily damaged or warped after it is removed.
Step 4 Pull up on the keyboard carefully and slowly. Do not pull all the way; otherwise, you may damage the cable underneath. There is a keyboard cable holding the keyboard in place. De-attach it from the unit by locating the connector beneath the keyboard. Flip the connector lock into the up position and disconnect the cable. Remove the keyboard.
Step 5 Take the new keyboard and attach the keyboard cable to the connector, and push the connector down. Slide the new keyboard in. Replace the keyboard shield.
Step 6 Turn the HP laptop back over. Replace the set of five black plastic screws, and then the three silver screws. Replace the RAM cover.
A quick notes, when you unscrew the screw on the bottom of the laptop, just remove the screw with a "keyboard icon", not unscrewing every screw you see!
Related: Papatek.com offers a complete line of HP keyboards and compatible replacements for most laptop models.

on Aug 25, 2010 | PC Laptops

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How to unlock keyboard and mouse pad


Locate the function key on your keyboard (F1 through F12) that has an icon of a touchpad. This is often a rectangle with two smaller rectangles below it, representing the touchpad and its two buttons.


Press and hold the "Fn" key, usually found in the lower left area of your keyboard.


Press the touchpad function key and then release both keys.

If this does not enable your touchpad, try holding the "Fn" key down and pressing the touchpad function key twice in a row.


Shortcut Key Method


Press the Windows icon key on your keyboard and hold it down until the Start menu pops up. If your keyboard doesn't have a Windows icon, press "Ctrl-Esc" at the same time.


Use your arrow keys to locate the Control Panel and press "Enter."

Navigate to "Mouse" with your arrow keys and press "Enter" to open the mouse control dialog box. Then, press "Alt-F" together to access the tabs at the top of this box.


Navigate using the arrow keys to "Device Settings" or "Touchpad" or the similar option on your system and press "Enter."


Press the "Tab" key until the "Enable" option or a check box next to it highlights and then press "Enter." Press "Tab" again until you are highlighting "OK," and press "Enter."

Your touchpad will be re-enabled.


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Oct 07, 2012 | Samsung PC Laptops

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How to open unlock mouse pad


Click the Windows "Start" button in the bottom-left corner of your desktop.

Scroll up and click "Control Panel."


Choose the "Mouse" icon or type "Mouse" in the field in the upper-right corner.

Click the "Enter" button and then click the "Mouse" link.


Press the "Hardware" tab or the tab to the right of it that specifies the type of touch pad you have.


If you are under the "Hardware" tab, highlight the touch pad in the list of devices and click the "Enable" button.


If you are under the touch pad tab, click the enable button.

Click the "Apply" button and then click the "OK" button


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Locate the function key on your keyboard (F1 through F12) that has an icon of a touchpad. This is often a rectangle with two smaller rectangles below it, representing the touchpad and its two buttons.


Press and hold the "Fn" key, usually found in the lower left area of your keyboard.


Press the touchpad function key and then release both keys. If this does not enable your touchpad, try holding the "Fn" key down and pressing the touchpad function key twice in a row.

Shortcut Key Method


Press the Windows icon key on your keyboard and hold it down until the Start menu pops up. If your keyboard doesn't have a Windows icon, press "Ctrl-Esc" at the same time.


Use your arrow keys to locate the Control Panel and press "Enter."

Navigate to "Mouse" with your arrow keys and press "Enter" to open the mouse control dialog box.


Then, press "Alt-F" together to access the tabs at the top of this box.

Navigate using the arrow keys to "Device Settings" or "Touchpad" or the similar option on your system and press "Enter."


Press the "Tab" key until the "Enable" option or a check box next to it highlights and then press "Enter." Press "Tab" again until you are highlighting "OK," and press "Enter." Your touchpad will be re-enabled.



hope this helps

Sep 22, 2012 | PC Laptops

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My scroll bar keeps going down


My volume control kept going to the bottom and muting and scrolling pages was impossible. Kept running to the bottom as well so I read and read and tried and tried. In the end the solution for me was simple. The center button on my wireless mouse was stuck. I pushed on the center button, something went pop unsticking it and everything works. Play with your mouse or replace it.

Jul 30, 2012 | Compaq PC Laptops

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Aspire 5100 mouse is frozen how to fix problem


Try restarting your computer by pushing the windows button on the bottom of the keyboard on the left side, generally next to the ALT button. use your arrow keys to move over to the shut down button, select restart and restart your computer. Or you can shut down and then push the power button to start up your computer. This should help reset your laptop and unfreeze your mouse.

If this does not work, go to the control panel, again using the windows button and the arrow keys. select mouse, then go thru the tabs on the window to make sure that your mouse pad is selected to control your mouse.

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Brian

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How do you repair a keyboard button that has popped off?


Laptop keyboard keys will "pop" back on just as easily as they "pop" off.

place the key over the raiser. center it and give it a push. if the raiser or key sockets are not damaged it will just pop back in. Otherwise you will need to replace the key.

you can find boards on ebay. Replacing the board over the key is usually better. Many times people selling keys charge 7-12$USD a key where the board coudl be 20-30. Personally i rather get the new board but each has their own choice

Jun 12, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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I need a video tutorial on how to replace the CD-ROM drive in the Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V2010.


All you need to do is leaver off the power button strip with a thin screwdriver. The power button strip has a slight gap at each side this is where you insert the thin screwdriver or thin leaver.
The power button strip has two plastic locking down lugs at each side they hold it in place.
Do it from the power on button side first with the screen flat backwards or you will pop off some keys.
Getting off the power button strip is the hardest part without poping off keys or scratching the case.
Unscrew the single silver screw to release the key board this screw is located slightly to the right of center although there are four locking down tabs on the keyboard it is only held down in the second one from the right. (It’s the longest screw in the laptop)
Push the keyboard slightly forward then tilt the keyboard towards you and lay flat (you should have enough strap to do that)
If you want to remove the keyboard completely you have to lift up the left and right lug each side of the strap)
Just at the right top edge of the strap connector you will see a silver headed screw, remove it.
The CD/DVD writer is now free however at the end nearest to you it is pushed into its electrical socket which is part of the motherboard.
If you press on the silver metal bit that you removed the screw from (looks a bit like a top chopped off triangle) the writer will slid out of its electrical socket, the device will come out from the right side of the laptop.
Remember if you are replacing the writer you will have to get one with the correct electrical socket.
Replacement is the reverse of removal. Slid in the DVD writer make sure it slots into the electrical socket. Put the locking screw back in. Locate the keyboard in its forward slots and slide in the strap, lock it into its connector, by pushing down the lugs either side. Lock down the keyboard with its screw and push back into place. Push the power button plastic strip into place.
Do the operation with the battery out and the power adaptor disconnected.
Hope this is clear enough and helps.

Feb 16, 2010 | Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Pro V2010 Notebook

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I need to install a keyboard for a Dell Inspiron 1525. I need step by step directions


Before you begin, Follow these steps carefully;
  1. Shut Down to turn off your computer. Ensure that the computer is off and not in a power management mode. If you cannot shut down the computer using the operating system, press and hold the power button for 4 seconds.
  2. Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets. Disconnect any telephone or network cables from the computer
  3. Remove any installed cards from the ExpressCard slot.
  4. To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you service the computer. to do this, Turn the computer over, Slide the battery release latch until they click into place. Slide the battery out of the battery bay.
  5. Turn the computer top-side up, open the display, and press the power button to ground the system board. Now you are ready to remove your Keyboard;
  6. Removing the Center Control Cover, Remove the two screws securing the center control cover from the battery bay,
  7. Turn the computer top side up, and open the display as far as it will open.
  8. Insert a plastic scribe into the indent to lift the center control cover on the right side and ease the center control cover up.
  9. Disconnect the cable from the media control buttons connector located underneath the center control cover. NOTICE: To avoid damage to the data cable connected to the system board, ensure that you do not pull hard when you are raising the center control cover. NOTICE: To avoid damage to the center control cover, do not lift the cover on both sides simultaneously.
  10. Remove the center control cover.
  11. Remove the two screws at the top of the keyboard. NOTICE: The key caps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.
  12. Lift the keyboard and hold it up and slightly forward to access to the media control buttons connector.
  13. Disconnect the media control buttons connector and remove the media control buttons cable.
  14. Lift the keyboard and hold it up and slightly forward to access to the keyboard connector.
  15. To disconnect the keyboard cable from the keyboard connector on the system board, rotate the keyboard connector latch toward the front of the computer.
  16. Slide the keyboard cable out of the keyboard connector.
  17. Replacing the Keyboard
    1. Slide the keyboard cable into the keyboard connector.

    2. Rotate the keyboard connector latch to secure the cable.

    3. Align the tabs along the bottom of the keyboard and slide them under the palm rest.

    4. Press on the right edge near the top to snap the keyboard into place.

    5. Replace the two screws on the top of the keyboard.
  18. Replacing the Center Control Cover
    1. Reconnect the media control buttons cable to the connector below the keyboard.

    2. Align the tabs along the bottom of the keyboard and slide them under the palm rest.

    3. Press on the right edge near the top to snap the keyboard into place.

    4. Replace the two screws on the top of the keyboard.

    5. Reconnect the media control buttons connector to the center control cover.

    6. Insert the left edge of the center control cover.

    7. Press from left to right until the cover snaps into place.

    8. In the battery bay, replace the two screws that secure the center control cover.



Apr 17, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Jet Black

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How to open back cover (to replace memory module)?


I had the same issue. And I found the problem elsewhere, I will give you what I know. The other ram stick is located under a cover that is under the keyboard. You have to pop off the bezel strip with all the media buttons above the keyboard. Then you remove the screws for the keyboard and it pops off. There you will see the silver memory module cover, remove the two screws to find the 2nd memory slot. After you remove the old memory, install the new. Put the computer back together in the reverse order. If you have direct questions, please forward them to rodolfo_ma@yahoo.com

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