How to replace a keyboard in a Toshiba Satellite 3005-S303

Posted on 2004-09-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I just purchased a replacement keyboard for a Toshiba Satellite 3005-S3003 which was having definite physical problems with the keyboard.

My problem is that I cannot locate any instructions for removal of the old keyboard or installing the new keyboard.

Does anyone know how to replace the keyboard in this model of laptop?  There are 4 clips at the bottom of the new keyboard that appear to hold the keyboard in place, but I cannot wedge the old keyboard out.  Do I need to unscrew any of the screws on the bottom of the computer?  The screws on the bottom all have identifiers on them such as F18 and F6.  Some are logical, such as F3 which opens the memory slots and F3 which opens the hard drive bay.
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rhandels earned 250 total points
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I have a Toshiba Sattelite Pro 6050 and replaced my keyboard. So i guess these are all the same. On top of the keyboard, there should be some sort of "strip" that should or could be wedged loose. Mkae sure to unclick it. Benaeth it, there will be two screws. After unscrewing the screws, you should be able to loosen the keyboard. After that, make sure to reconnect the keyboard to the cable that connects it to the mainboard...

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It looks like you're right on track. I was able to pry up a "strip" between the keyboard and LCD hinge, and I can see the screws under there. I was careful since the computer is on and running a backup right now, but I will report back later today or early next week with my success and I think I should be all set. Thank you for the guidance!

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That definitely did it! However, after replacing the keyboard, I am now getting a new problem. The LCD shows no video and I get a POST beep code of long-short-short. I will close this question since that's a different problem.
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Still, i might be able to help...
If you place the keyboard in the laptop, you need to connect it with some sort of very small IDE cable. Make sure tha cable is placed back within some sort of "hole" that is made for the cable to be placed. I once had this problem to. The cable might not be quite right and this could be what you got..

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