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Windows 7: Fix Broken Netbook/Laptop.

11 Mar 2012   #1
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 
Fix Broken Netbook/Laptop.

How can I fix broken keyboard? - sorry I forgot to add keyboard to the title so it may not be specific enough.

So one of my friends gave me a laptop but the keyboard keys are broken and virtually unusable without an external keyboard. I have a Windows 7 Disk and an SSD and the laptop has a Serial Sticker on so will use that, and might bump the RAM up as it is extremely easy to open.

However how will I be able to install a replacement keyboard and where can I get one from?

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This is the laptop - Kikatek.com | (WS142EA#ABU) HP Mini 110-3000sa Ultra Mobile Notebook PC Atom (N450) 1.66GHz 1024MB 160GB 10.1 inch WSVGA LED Anti-Glare WLAN BT Webcam Windows 7 Starter 32-bit Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (Black)

Some keys also don't actually type a letter.




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11 Mar 2012   #2
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

If you dare you can open the back and top panels if the notebook and the keyboard is connected to the mobo via a ribbon cable. Check this cable and if needed a new replacement keyboard can be ordered through HP but the cost of this exercise may well be prohibitive. I would hope that possibly the ribbon cable just needs to be reconnected that somehow it slipped away from it connections!
Something like this.......by the way I did this very thing to get to the cmos battery on my Gateway laptop. Several places where you pry the plastic back gets nerve racking but if you are determined and careful it all comes apart and snaps back together again....good luck !

He forgets the retention clip, white plastic but it's all good if it slides back in and stays.
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11 Mar 2012   #3
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Unfortunately I am unaware of how to do that or even access the keyboard area, here are some more images:

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Sorry the images are upside down.


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11 Mar 2012   #4
Ivan the SoSo

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11 Mar 2012   #5
linnemeyerhere

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Jez, is your friend a monkey? How do you destroy a keyboard like that, oh well you will have to replace this like the video ordering an exact model replacement via? and then pry up the plastic cover and then slip out old and install new. While you are at it I would replace cmos battery and blow out the mobo and fan with compressed air. Clean the whole unit and enjoy. I hope the cost of the keyboard is affordable !
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11 Mar 2012   #6
Ivan the SoSo

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11 Mar 2012   #7
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Jez, is your friend a monkey? How do you destroy a keyboard like that
He has a 3 year old brother who may have gotten hold of it.

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I hope the cost of the keyboard is affordable !
OK Thank you. In total, the SSD, RAM and Keyboard should cost up to 140 unless I can find a keyboard cheaper than 50 from the link Ivan the SoSo posted.

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Thank you, will have a look
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11 Mar 2012   #8
linnemeyerhere

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Disregard my video and it appears to be very easy. Oh and it helps to have the really annoying music playing in the background!
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11 Mar 2012   #9
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

I will be following this since it even shows HDD and Memory which I want to do:
HP Mini 110-3000 HDD / MEMORY / WLAN / Keyboard Replacement - YouTube

Since I have never opened a computer/laptop before, what tools will I need?
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11 Mar 2012   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Jewelers Phillips screwdriver and reading glasses possibly !
Oh and tweezers if the screws fall into somewhere.
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