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    Toshiba Tecra A3 problems - out of warranty

    We have a Toshiba Tecra A3's that were bought just over 3 years ago under the LFT scheme (before I got here), and it is having hardware issues now, so I am hoping someone can give me some advice as to either how to repair it, or whether I should just ebay 'spares and repairs' it.

    The issue appears to be a) a faulty keyboard (this is confirmed that it is actually the keyboard, as it is from a machine we swapped it out of to get that one working). On top of this, a confirmed working keyboard still doesn't work - which indicates the motherboard is also a problem.

    So, how can I repair this cheaply, without having to send it to XMA and pay almost as much as the laptop cost originally for the repair?

    Cheers in advance.

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    No-one?

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    From what you've described sounds like the keyboard controller chip is dead?

    Without a replacement and access to an smt rework station you probably aren't going to be able to replace it.

    Ben

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    Stick them somewhere they don't need moving much and plonk a Nexos Black Mini USB Multimedia keyboard - UK Layout - Ebuyer on top of the keyboard?

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