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Old 09-25-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't understand people who use a laptop keyboard, anyway, unless it's just a temporary situation where you take a laptop with you someplace. A wireless mouse is far superior to the little touch pad, too, as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Meeami
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Depending what laptop it is, the keyboards are really easy to change. If it was a good enough deal you may be able to change it out and come ahead. The bad thing is, if the keyboard is b ad on that one, its bad on the used ones or sale too (if you dont find spill damage). New ones may be too much unless you find a good deal on one. What model is it? Is it a really good deal? Its 'probably' not worth messing with but may still be doable.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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After using laptops last year to do taxes for AARP, I can't understand why anyone voluntarily gets those things. The keyboards suck.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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Depends on what the laptop is, i.e. processor, memory, disk, etc. You can find keyboards for most laptops for 5 - 10 bucks online.

If the price is right, you might end up with a decent laptop for less than $100
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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When mine got a sticky key, I bought a new keyboard on ebay and changed it. I'm not recommending that course of action for everybody, but I've had that model laptop apart many times before. I think the keyboard cost about $15 and you can find service documentation for most machines online. The issue is whether a person is up to the task of changing a laptop keyboard.
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:54 PM
 
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I think changing a laptop keyboard is more intimidating to people than difficult. The trick part is know what to pry off first to get to the screws (hint: bezel above keyboard, look for a little slot or notch and pry there gently)
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