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Old 07-04-2018, 03:56 PM
 
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I just looked online for the cost and difficulty of replacing a Toshiba laptop keyboard. It looks relatively inexpensive and totally easy to do.

However, I have no mechanical skills and know 'they' just make that type of thing look simple, to trick people like me into a DIY mindset. Given that wisdom, I would probably throw the entire laptop away and go buy a replacement for a few hundred dollars and save myself the aggravation!
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I have another problem with my laptop also. On the lid there is a crack that runs across the lid from opening and closing all the time I think. I will open it and the screen flashes off and on sometimes. This laptop is only 6 years old.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Found video which made changing out keyboard real easy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6oXxfeb5TA
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Old 07-05-2018, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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However, I have no mechanical skills and know 'they' just make that type of thing look simple, to trick people like me into a DIY mindset.
That's ludicrous. It IS easy. If you can use a screwdriver you can EASILY swap out 95% of all laptop keyboards. Taking the keys themselves off and back, as some have discovered here, is not normally easy to do.

@John1960 "Only 6 years old"? That's like old age for a laptop. The back is cracked too? Not good. That's a bit harder to fix and may not be worth it.
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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That's ludicrous. It IS easy. If you can use a screwdriver you can EASILY swap out 95% of all laptop keyboards. Taking the keys themselves off and back, as some have discovered here, is not normally easy to do.

@John1960 "Only 6 years old"? That's like old age for a laptop. The back is cracked too? Not good. That's a bit harder to fix and may not be worth it.
I felt quite pleased with myself when I installed my own RAM. I watched a YouTube video too. There’s a first project for every neophyte.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:05 AM
 
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I've changed one in HP and it was relatively easy but I'm well beyond the average DIY'er. Been using tools since I could walk, literally. That said I would not consider this a hard job at all.



If you want to fix stuff yourself the fact is you will make mistakes. That is part of the process of learning how to fix stuff...
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