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Replace Laptop Keyboard?


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#1 renegadecd

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:48 PM

Hi Everyone,

I was referred to this site by a friend because I have a repair to make on my laptop keyboard. My toddler thought it would be fun to pull the keys off our laptop which is making typing this difficult because I am missing jdn and a few others.

We have a Compaq Presario 3000 (0lder) and I found the screw underneath that I have to loosen to remove the board. But that doesn't exactly make the keypad pop out. I feel ike I would break more keys off in the process of trying to jimmy the new one in if that is all there is too it. Do I unscrew all the screws underneath? will that life off the frame around the keyboard?

I know it must be an easy fix. The IT guys at my former employer have changed the one on my work laptop in about 5 minutes...I wish I followed andwatched them now!

Thanks for any help someone can offer!

Renee

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 02:43 PM

On some laptops, the screws on the underside are noted as to whether they are for the Keyboard or some other item, like hard drive. If they don't mark them, the first thing would be to visit the manufacturer's support web page and search for a manual for your model. I was there and I saw MANY different Presario 3000 models, so make certain you search for the correct model #.

Typically, however, the keyboard is kept on by 3-4 screws.

Good luck.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 03:21 PM

Detailed instructions here. You want to download the Maintenance and Service Guide: Compaq Notebook 800 Series, Compaq Presario 3000 Series Mobile PC. It's a .pdf file
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