When you type a lot on your laptop, the keyboard is bound to start showing signs of wear at some point. You have to deal with stuck and broken keys often. So, what do you do to fix the issue? Can you replace individual keys or there has to be a complete keyboard replacement? Well, for some laptops like MacBooks, you can get individual key replacements but they tend to be really expensive. Generally, however, you have to buy complete keyboard replacements and that’s certainly a far better deal overall.
What You Will Need for A Replacement?
If you have to replace the laptop keyboard, you will need only a screwdriver and the replacement keyboard compatible with your machine.
Replacing The Keyboard
There are some machines in which the laptop is attached separately on top of the case and is held in place with the help of a simple locking bar. Replacing them is easier and can be a simple DIY job. For the rest which require you to open the laptop case to remove the old keyboard and replace it with the new one, you should better take help from the experts at Master Computer.
So, if you have to take the DIY approach for replacing the laptop keyboard held in place with the locking bar, start by prying up the bar on top of your laptop keyboard. Once done, simply pull off the bar and unscrew the keyboard.
The keyboard should be lift slightly before completely removing it. You must also ensure that the cable which connects it to mother board is unplugged. Once you have safely unplugged the keyboard, you can lift it out without any problem.
Now, you have to install your new keyboard. Plug it in and the slip it in its place. Now, screw it up and snap that lock bar back into position.
Before you can celebrate your great work, however, make sure that you check if all the laptop keys are working properly. You can even find bad keys in new and refurbished keyboards as well. Once you are certain that all keys are working fine, you can start using your laptop regularly. However, if the problem hasn’t been fixed yet, you may want to take it to the repair shop to get it fixed. They will definitely help fix your machine.