posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 05:09 PM
badly need help installing new keyboard in laptop
my wife has a laptop model eMachines eME442 V2.06 which is about 16 months old and guarantee has run out.
the keyboard has a lot of keys that dont work on it but works ok with an external keyboard either plugged into a usb port or one with bloetooth but it
is not very practical.
i have removed the keys that dont work and completely cleaned it all with compressed air etc but still no joy.
i want to buy a new keyboard and replace the faulty one but what exactly do i need to buy for it and is it easy or hard to remove the old one to
replace and how is it connected to the laptop?
i know i fitted a new laptop screen for my m8 last year and that went ok as i had to connect it to a ribbon for it to work ok.
is the ribbon on a keyboard soldered in or just slots in?
#wife keeps using mine which is a pain so i need this sorted asap.
think it was either the dog`s saliva that went on her keyboard as he likes to go close to it when shes typing, or cig ash, coffee etc......
laptop works perfect except for this......................