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Keyboard repair Is there any way to replace the keys on the key board if they have been pulled off?

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  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    My keyboard on my Compaq R4000 has missing keys so I ordered a replacement but it didn't come with installation instructions. Could you tell me how to remove the old one and install the new?

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    One of my keys (on my Thinktank T40) is off (alas, the letter "a"). Trying to push it back on (no "click" or getting into place), I managed to pull off the little blue doohickey which is on the base and on which the key should "click on."

    I have both parts, but don't know how to proceed. I am thinking that I could glue the key to the part that normally holds it, but it looks like I also sheared off aomething on the base of the key-plastic itself. If I do glue them together I am concered that the key may never work again -- no springiness and on/off qualities. If my idea is workable, I then need to glue the key-plus-doohickey part to the metal base, and in both cases, but especially when attaching to the keyboard base, I need to know what kind of glue to use.



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I need a new key for my compaq, the #1 key broke. Where can I buy it today because I'm leaving USA tomorrow morning, I am at Boynton Beach - Florida at the moment.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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Hi,

sure, usually you just push them back on.
they should click back into place.
If they dont then the carriage holders are damaged.
if not you can buy replacement keys, from the likes of e-bay.
you should be able to get a full keyboard replacement for about £25 Or $50.

Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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My space bar key has stopped working any advice ?


you can repair you keyboard but you should be careful for any lost component while repairing. you open the bottom cover, take out membrain & rubber keys, clean them & fix them exactly as you have taken out. this is the only solution. otherwise you have to replace the key board.

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Tips on Repairing Laptop Keyboard Keys


When you go shopping for a laptop keyboard replacement, it is good to use a parts locator tool. This type of tool makes users to enter their laptop's model number to see exactly what replacement parts are available for it. This ensures compatibility and avoids the hassle of returns and exchanges. The most amazing thing you are going to get is the Dell keyboard. There are several various ways you can repair a damaged laptop keyboard as long as you know what the problem is. Now, there is a step-by-step guide for you how to make your Laptop keyboard, like Dell keyboard work well as it did when you first bought your laptop.

Tip1: The Easiest Way to Fix the Keys
Buy a can of compressed air and spray it on the keyboard if your keys are sticking together. This is the easiest thing you can do to fix the keys on your keyboard. It doesn’t work for all problems, but it’s a good place to start. Make sure you get the air down inside the keys to clean out any debris, hair or food that may have gotten caught in there.

Tip2: Replace a New Keyboard
Replace the inside of the keyboard with a new piece. One of the major problems with Dell keyboards is that the plastic pieces holding the keys in place become loose or broken. You can find a cheap keyboard from Papatek.com or an electronics store. Simply take apart the new keyboard, pull the keys off your keyboard, lay the plastic piece on top and replace your keys.

Tip3: Solve Fall Off Keys
Use a small dab of super glue to replace keys that have fallen off. Dell laptops often have keys that fall off, especially as the computer ages or is used quite frequently. Place 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.

Tip4: About the Retainer
Remove any problem keys from your keyboard and look at the plastic retainers. At times these retainers can become broken, damaged or simply fall off. Carefully pull off the retainer, clean it off with some compressed air and snap it back into place. Then put the key back into the slot and everything should work fine.

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Z key typing the letter by itself on dell insperion 700 m


If the Z-Key is typing on its own on your laptop then that leads to three possiblities:
1) Dust is on the keyboard - Purchase a can of pressurized air and blow out the keyboard. Start from one side and blow everything out the the opposite side. Go across in the same direction multiple times to get everything.
2) Something spilled on the keyboard and is causing the key to stick - If you are comfortable doing this shut down your laptop, flip it over and locate the keyboard keys (usually indicated by a keyboard icon or the letter K) and remove only them, pry the keyboard gently from the bottom side and easily pull it out, you will see the cable connected which you should unlock and pull gently. You may then very carefully remove the key (do not force it too much or you break the flimsy plastic clips that hold it in place). Once the key is up take Q-tips and rubbing alcohol and thoroughly scrub the entire exposed board. Carefully replace the key, plug in the cable and lock it, and then replace the keyboard into its location. Screw in the keyboard from the bottom side and restart your computer and see if the problem is resolved.
3) They keyboard is malfunctioning and you can search Craig's List or EBay for a replacement keyboard. The above solution has the process for removing the keyboard.

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"its working external keyboard but


Although having a laptop is certainly convenient, the all-in-one peripheral scheme (mouse, keyboard and speakers) can make individual repairs difficult, and a non-working keyboard can ruin the value of the entire package. However, there are some practical steps you can take to fix a laptop keyboard.

1.Diagnose the problem. When you press a key on your laptop keyboard, does it get stuck? Does the computer respond to your inputs? In almost all of these cases, the solution will lie in opening up your notebook's keyboard. However, to prevent extra work, press every key (do this in a word-processing program) and see which keys are affected. If every single key on a keyboard does not respond, you might have a software issue, which may require specialized help.
2.Clean the area around the keys that are not working. A damp lint-free cloth should be used to clean the surface of the affected keys. If you have stuck keys, use a Q-tip to clean under them, but take care not to pry the keys up, as this could result in further damage to your keyboard.
3.Remove the keys that are not working. Do this by grabbing some fingernail clippers and pulling out the hook-like fingernail cleaner extension. Use the small hook to gently pull the key up , which will expose a collapsible plastic hinge (commonly known as a key retainer) as well as a small rubber circular piece. Gently lift both of these pieces out of the keyboard.
4.Wipe the keyboard sensors clean with a dry cloth. The sensors are the little silver foil-like strips you see after your key components have been removed. Be very careful wiping these down--if they are damaged, they are very expensive to replace. Just gently dab it with a dry lint-free cloth to remove any dust/crumbs/particles that are interfering with your keyboard's functionality. Do not moisten the cloth with water or cleaning solution, as this heightens the risk for damage.
5.Reassemble and replace the keys. Simply fit the key retainer as well the little rubber piece together in the way you found them and then firmly press the key cap back in place.
6.Test your keyboard. Open a word-processing program and then press the replaced keys. If they still don't work, try restarting your computer, or activating a system restore point (to ensure that the problem is not software-related). If the keyboard is still not working, then you may want to think about taking the computer to a repair shop or replacing it altogether. (Keyboard repairs are very expensive.)

I hope you find it very helpful. Thanks.

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restart your computer. on boot it will say press del for bios. do that. in case it enters the bios menu then keyboard is fine. probably some virus in windows. if not then your keyboard is damaged.

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Key board and mouse pad not working


Hello

To fix your problem please do the following;


Look for Fn function key on your keyboard- Most laptops have this special key next to the Ctrl key on the keyboard. It is easy to find

Look for F1 to F12 functions keys, they are on the top row of the keypad. Look for one has an icon that looks like the touchpad, which is to control the touchpad of your laptop.These function keys also control the brightness, sound, wireless etc.

Now hold down the Fn key and the key that looks like the mousepad to enable the touchpad, in Toshiba laptops. You press them again to disable it

If none of the above works, plug in an USB mouse, then check into the Control Panel -> touchpad or mouse and keyboard configurations. Also, check Device Manager if the touchpad driver is installed and working properly.

For the keyboard;

Diagnose the problem. When you press a key on your laptop keyboard, does it get stuck? Does the computer respond to your inputs? In almost all of these cases, the solution will lie in opening up your notebook's keyboard. However, to prevent extra work, press every key (do this in a word-processing program) and see which keys are affected. If every single key on a keyboard does not respond, you might have a software issue, which may require specialized help.

Clean the area around the keys that are not working. A damp lint-free cloth should be used to clean the surface of the affected keys. If you have stuck keys, use a Q-tip to clean under them, but take care not to pry the keys up, as this could result in further damage to your keyboard.

Remove the keys that are not working. Do this by grabbing some fingernail clippers and pulling out the hook-like fingernail cleaner extension. Use the small hook to gently pull the key up , which will expose a collapsible plastic hinge (commonly known as a key retainer) as well as a small rubber circular piece. Gently lift both of these pieces out of the keyboard.

Wipe the keyboard sensors clean with a dry cloth. The sensors are the little silver foil-like strips you see after your key components have been removed. Be very careful wiping these down--if they are damaged, they are very expensive to replace. Just gently dab it with a dry lint-free cloth to remove any dust/crumbs/particles that are interfering with your keyboard's functionality. Do not moisten the cloth with water or cleaning solution, as this heightens the risk for damage.

Reassemble and replace the keys. Simply fit the key retainer as well the little rubber piece together in the way you found them and then firmly press the key cap back in place.

Test your keyboard. Open a word-processing program and then press the replaced keys. If they still don't work, try restarting your computer, or activating a system restore point (to ensure that the problem is not software-related). If the keyboard is still not working, then you may want to think about taking the computer to a repair shop or replacing it altogether. (Keyboard repairs are very expensive.)

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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.

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If your keyboard has a retail warranty, take it back to the place you purchased it from for a replacement.

If you don't have a warranty, feel free to take the key off by gripping it with a pair of pliers and gently pull the key out. Most keyboards have similar key mechanisms, so you could replace the key with one from another keyboard. This is mostly trial and error.

If by broken you mean the key doesn't register on the computer when you press down on it, feel free to take the keyboard apart (remember how you did that!) and give it a quick once over with a mildly damp cloth. Keep moisture away from circuit boards, however, as this could short them. Make sure the keyboard is completely dry before putting it back together.

Here is a guide if you need any assistance:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2316105_take-keyboard-apart.html


Hope this helps.

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The keyboard cannot normally be repaired, especially if it is stuck.
Replacement keyboards are available from the Internet.
Try this WEB site - use this link :-
http://www.yallstore.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=1lrjst3ncshlb4c7frn9bev3c3&keyword=keyboards

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