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The 'r' key on my laptop is not working, I have taken off the key and tried pressing it like that but it still does not work! Help is this fixable!?

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It sounds like the keyboard is bad. There are 2 solutions for this:

1.) If you feel comfortable, you can replace the keyboard yourself. Alot of times a good source to find a replacement part at a decent price is Ebay. Alot of people part out computers so you could probably purchase a replacement keyboard for fairly cheap. The keyboard is connected to the motherboard by a ribon cable. The keyboard can usually be accessed by removing the top cover on the laptop near the monitor. After you do this there are usually 3 screws that hold it in place. Once removed you can then change the keyboard. Also remember to make sure you have the laptop removed from the charger and have the battery removed while doing this.

2.) If you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself you can take it to a computer repair shop. Places like Bestbuy, or Circuit City can also perform this service in their computer repair department.

Keep me posted and if you have any more questions let me know. If you found this solution helpful please rate it when you get a chance. Thanks - Tech101

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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