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Posted on 2011-03-19
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I have an old laptop that I received as payment for my services.  I noticed that on some of the individual keys on the keyboard the letters are worn off.  Can I replace the individual keys easily?  Or do I have to replace the whole keyboard?  If this is going to be costly, then I will just put a sticker on each key.
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by:rindi
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It largely depends on the laptop. Some manufacturers make models where it is easy to replace keys, while there are also models where that is almost impossible. Replacing the keyboard is often the easiest option.

Alternatively you should be able to get stickers with the with the keys printed on them which you can stick on each key (you should also be able to make your own stickers that way, this would be cheapest).
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by:getperkin2
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I would find a used keyboard on e-bay or someplace like that. Just type in your computer type and model #. You may find a cheap keyboard or replacement keys. The keys may just snap on. You could even do an internet search for information on replacing keys to see how difficult it is for your model. Have Fun.
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by:edbedb
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For the price of a few keys you can probably buy a new keyboard. Many popular laptop keyboards can be had for under $20.

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by:schmied77
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If some of the keys have fallen off it is better to replace the whole thing.  You don't know what kind of abuse the laptop took to make those keys fall off in the first place.
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by:ArtG2521
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Don't know if this helps, but it is a HP Pavillion 6707US
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This ebay store has a new keyboard for your machine for $18.95, plus $5.99 shipping:

http://stores.ebay.com/Laptop-Parts-Deal?_trksid=p4340.l2563
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by:ArtG2521
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Bought a keyboard, new on ebay.  Thanks for all your help.
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