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    Laptop Damaage

    We have a issue with pupils pulling keys off keyboards on laptops and taking the batterys. We have tried silicone skins on the keyboards but they also just rip these off. Does anyone else have any suggestions on what we can do?
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    yes dont fix them

    they will soon get the message when they only have pen and paper left

    also i have told all our staff that any damage on machine they have allocated will be charged to them
    slt approved this and it seems to be working
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    hi...i agree with round2it....don't fix it...let them suffer using pen and paper because if you always fix all the damage that the pupil did they will do it again and again..

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    I've glued the wifi buttons into the on position, glued the batteries in place and made the departments pay for new screens and keyboards. Basically this is down to how much a given department gives a crap.

    Lenovo do laptops for education with keyboards that are impressivly robust (and you can stand on them) but they cost more.

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    We just fix em.

    We would ratehr be charging back to departments but have been told not to do this.

    Rob

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    If we get more than a couple of damages in a term we start issuing purchase orders for the repairs with the department budget on them, this is approved by our head and they just get charged, they don't even get a choice!

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    Find a superb supplier of all types of laptop spares and make them do the hard work (stale cough)

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    Like that would work you would end up with a keyboard for commodore 64

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    I was thinking of a Notebook/Casio Keyboard hybrid.

    That way the little tinkers could perform symphonies whilst ripping them apart.

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