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Keyboard replacement on Sony Vaio PCG-8M1R

Posted on 2006-11-20
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Could someone please point me to documentation or give me the steps to replace the keyboard on this laptop?  I know that it may be very simple.  I've replaced Dell laptop keyboards.  But the situation is that I have a customer coming to me to have me do it on the spot so I haven't seen this model laptop and won't have a lot of time to fiddle around.  I can't find any documentation on the Sony web site.  Thank you.
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I'm not sure if it's the same on this model, but on another model vaio there is a plate above the keyboard. this plate is held in place by a screw on the left side. remove that screw and then you can slide the plate to the side and lift it off. Be carefull as there are cables connected to this plate. When that plate is removed you should see one or 2 screws holding the keyboard in place. Just remove those screws and you can lift the keyboard off. Again be carefull about the cables, but I guess I don't need to tell you that, as that is the same for other laptops.
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Here is an exploded view of the PCG-808 which is one of the 800 series which this laptop falls under.
http://site.nexttronicsparts.com/pcg-808.htm

Hope this helps.
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Thank you very much.  I'm amazed that you were able to come up with these pictures and diagrams.  I received the actual keyboard today.  It has a single screw over the F7 key.  It should be easy to get to this screw to release the keyboard.

The new issue is that the keyboard I've received does not have a connector at the end of the cable.  I've replaced keyboards before where I just had to easily plug the connector into the motherboard.  Do I have to remove the connector from the old keyboard and attach it to the cable?  How do I do this?  Or, should I have received the connector with the keyboard?

Again, thank you for all your help.
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The Connector is on the motherboard. When you remove the old cable, first you have to lift a plastic bracket on the connector. This releases the cable (it acts similarly to a wedge). Then you can remove the cable and replace the keyboard with the new one. Now you just have to push the "wedge" back in place.
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rindi,

You had it all exactly right.  Thank you!
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Your welcome.
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