Let’s just say having a glass of soda next to an open laptop is not the smartest idea, but I do it again, and again and again. Thank God I have a Thinkpad. They can take the most amazing amount of abuse and still work! Here is the journey from toothless keyboard to nice, new, non-sticky keyboard.
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Laptop after several keys popped out and broke after my various attempts to solve the sticking problem… Still usable, but annoying.
Somewhat fuzzy image of the new keyboard (trained photographer I is not):
The back of the new keyboard, with the connector strip:
Powered down, battery removed, ready to unscrew and detach keyboard:
Keyboard detached, ready for removal:
Laptop sans keyboard. Ready to mount the new one:
Another fuzzy photo, the old and the new:
New keyboard mounted and secured, laptop booting up, ready to go:
Making a mental note of this. Not how to do that tech stuff but rather the fact that you know how to do it.
Just letting you know I plan to buy me a couple of these:
I am impressed!! To think you set upmine and taught me to turn it on!! Oh, yes–it was 10PM, what do i do after I turn it on???
Rusty is to cars as Mary is to……..
Did you get the tee shirt yet? My laptop is broke, broke, broke. The lap part is working fine the top part somehow broke on a hinge and a screw came out of somewhere… Now that I have a reminder of handy my snugglebunny is, I will have to employ her.
Not sure how I didn’t see this comment until today!! You’re lucky I haven’t got the tee shirt yet 🙂 I’ll take a look when I come down for the wedding, if you haven’t had it fixed by then!