Please help with toddler-induced keyboard repair need
September 18, 2010 10:54 PM Subscribe
Please help me repair my laptop after my 2yo attacked the keys.
posted by acoutu to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My 2yo sneaked into my offce, opened up the laptop, and removed 12 keys. Me - the mom - was able to get 10 of them back on by using some vdeos and "nstructons". However, mom here can't figure out how to put the tab key back on and something awful has happened to my "eye" key. Only under duress can that key be used.
Dell 1nsp1ron 1525.
Tab key - Mom can't get the whte plastc mechansm to slde back on.
"Eye" key - one of the nobs on the key broke off, so the key cannot clck back on. Worse yet, the small rubber bouncy nobby thng won't stay n place. Mom here frets that the sensor underneath wll be damaged and also the i key only now works when she pushes really hard on the rght spot, whch does not help wth touch typng.
Sngle mom would prefer not to replace the keypad (computer older now, but not a lot of cash on hand ths month). Any thoughts? Way to at least get rubber nobby thng to stay n place? Then maybe t'would be possble to order key off ebay or somethng. Or perhaps wrte 3rd person forever. Thanks.