Laptop keyboard replacement: sanity saver or more trouble than it's worth?
March 8, 2011 3:27 PM Subscribe
Are laptop keyboards really as easy to replace as the do-it-yourself articles make it sound?
posted by amyms to computers & internet (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My husband and son both have Dell laptops (a Studio 1535 and an Inspiron 1545). They're gamers, and they're being driven insane by loose and missing keys (and I'M being driven insane by their whining).
My son bought a USB keyboard, and it works, but it's not really an ideal solution. So, I found aftermarket replacement keyboards from reputable sellers on both eBay and Amazon for less than $20, as well as DIY instructions at various tech sites.
Is this something we can reasonably expect to accomplish ourselves or will it just result in more frustration?