I have an Advent 7102 bought from PC World which has a faulty keyboard afetr a can of coke was spilt down it. There wasn't much spilt, but enough to stop the function key, ctrl and windows key next to the space bar working. I have found a replacement on Ebay for about £25 all in, but I don't want to attempt a swap over if the job is too difficult. Is this something a novice could do, or is it a tricky job that I chould not attempt?
click here Scroll down to memoru upgrades. It tells you how to remove the keyboard. I hope this helps, although I have always felt laptops are best left to professionals, but it does sound relatively easy.
Thanks for the reply Rawprawn. I have had a look at the instructions and was simple enough to lift out the keyboard from the laptop. Below this though is a ribbon that goes under a metal plate. After unscrewing this, it looks like a connection that is possibly soldered to some kind of circuit board. I don't know too much about laptops, although does this sound like the usual? I emailed the Ebay seller I want to buy the keyboard from, and he said it was simple to remove, but mentioned nothing about the possibility of soldering etc.... I am awaiting a reply from him, although I (maybe hastily) made an offer to him for the keyboard, before I discovered this ribbon issue, which he is yet to accept or decline...
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