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Old 11-09-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
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My down button on my Toshiba satellite laptop stopped working this weekend. Is this common on a laptop and how can I fix it or will this involve a techie to fix it?
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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First, make sure it doesn't work in any application. If the key is bad, it'll likely mean replacing the keyboard. Keyboards are usually pretty easy to replace but you'll want to track down the service manual on your laptop to guide you.
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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You likely will require a keyboard replacement, laptop keyboards generally aren't serviceable.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
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How much does a replacement keyboard run?
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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How much does a replacement keyboard run?
That's like asking how much a new radiator costs for a car, it varies from model to model, but expect to pay $30 to over a hundred.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:29 PM
 
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A cheaper option: Map Any Key to Any Key on Windows 7 / XP / Vista - How-To Geek
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
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NJBest, high-five. Switched the end key to down. Great free stopgap solution. My Toshiba is one or two problems from being replaced with an HP. I'd hate to put anymore money into it.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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NJBest, high-five. Switched the end key to down. Great free stopgap solution. My Toshiba is one or two problems from being replaced with an HP. I'd hate to put anymore money into it.
Excellent! Glad it worked for you.
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