Question about Compaq tc1100 Tablet PC
I recently spilled a drink and apparently fried my keyboard. I've bought the replacement board in lieu of the whole keyboard assembly. I tried to disassemble the keyboard assembly by taking out all the screws, but something is still holding the case together at the rear of the assembly (where the docking bar resides). I'm reticient to just pull it apart and wondering if anyone has had one of these puppies apart before and how I go about "releasing" the enclosure.
If you are replacing the keyboard component (i.e. the actual keyboard) the process is straightforward. You will need jeweller screwdrivers as the srew (torque and philips are quite small):
1. remove all outside screws on the back of the keyboard
2. as per wkuk above you (thanks!) you will see 4 small covers
3. Pop the covers off with a pin they are lightly glued on
4. Remove the 4 screws (philips head)
5. Turn the keyboard so the keys face the table
6. Separate the case exposing the back of the keyboard
7. There are two screws that need to be removed that hold the keyboard in
8. Remove the tape that holds down the ribbon cables
9. Two ribbon cables attach the the keyboard. Be VERY careful and disconnext the slim one from the existing keyboard. Disconnect the second cable from the keyboard body (as the kew keyboard will plug in there.
10. Remove the keyboard and replace with the new keyboard
11. Reverse the steps above.
The real key is to be careful with the cables. Hold the entire cable firmly as these types of connectors can tear. When you initially slowly remove the cables you will gain some idea of how far the cable goes into the connectors. Although I've done lots of fixes on hardware this was my first time doing my keyboard for my TC1100 and the start to finish was 15-20 minutes. If in doubt, take a phot of the keyboard after you've removed the keyboard.
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
At the back of the keyboard, you should see 4 dots in the area where the screen turing. Remove each cycle tap with a pin and you will see the screw. Once you unscrew them, you can reach the keyboard.
I have the same problem with my HP TC1100 and want to purchase a keyboard, can anyone provide me with the company, phone number and address on where I can make my purchase?
Posted on Nov 25, 2009
I have the same problem. Did you solve it? How? HELP ME, please
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