Dell Inspirion 1100 Laptop Keyboard Failure

  Stuart_W 15:52 18 Jan 2006

Spilled some milk on my laptop at the weekend.

Despite my best efforts some of the keys still don't work.

Unless advised otherwise I see replacement as my only option.

Is this straightforward to do? A step by step guide would be appreciated.

I think it's going to cost about £100 to get a replacement, unless others can advise me of a cheaper option.

Thanks in advance.

  Stuart_W 11:54 19 Jan 2006


  rmcqua 11:57 19 Jan 2006

My daughter once owned a Toshiba laptop. Some of the keys went faulty. I found a replacement keyboard (new but much less than £100) on EBay. Started to try to fit it but soon realised that it was way beyond my capabilites and would end in disaster - gave up and sold the machine "as seen".

  Batch 14:15 19 Jan 2006

I think some laptops are much easier than others, see click here for example.

This site click here has some dell keboards for sale at reasonable prices. Unfortunately, it's US based. BUT, there are installation instructions for each (see the links against each keyboard).

Alternatively you could consider a USB keyboard, see click here, for example.

  Batch 14:21 19 Jan 2006

BTW, if you were to order a keyboard from the US, the layout would be slightly different (unlikely that they would supply UK keyboards)and you'd need to specify the keyboard as a US one to Windows.

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