Compaq Presario 700 Keyboard - Replace Keyboard, Replace Button, Take It Apart?
Posted on 2004-11-12
On of my buttons, the right arrow key, is messed up. It popped out of the little plastic holder thing and it just hanging there by a wire. It works, but I have to move the button over where it should be, then press hard. It's really irratating. Keyboards are fairly cheap on eBay, but I don't have a lot of laptop upgrading/repair experience. I searched Google for any info and found a guy selling buttons for $5. After looking at pictures of the keyboard as a whole, I thought maybe I could take apart the plastic laptop case, get to the keyboard and put the button back in right, but again, I do not really know what I am doing, or if the button could even be put back. Anyone know how buttons are attached to keyboards? I don't think the replacement button would do any good. It looks just like the button and the thing that pushes it back up. Both of those I have. There has to be some way of installing the new button in a keyboard, so I thought maybe I could just put mine back. What do you think, bust the beast open and see what happens? How hard is it? If I take apart the laptop to get to the keyboard, is there going to be a lot of little things flying out making it really hard to get it back in? My laptop would be sweet if it wasn't for that button, well, the battery can't hold a charge, but I am planning on buying 1 or 2 new ones.