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    Replacement Laptop Keys

    Guys and Gals

    Our little darlings have a new sport, laptop key tiddlywink .

    Can anyone recommend me a cheap and cheerful place to obtain replacement keys..

    Thanks in advance

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    We've used eBay in the past.

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    i have usually found that sourcing single keys a pita and that getting a complete keyboard was the usual result....

    laptopbits.co.uk are helpful

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    If you go down the new keyboard route, try smart-parts.net. Always been the cheapest for us. Contact them for educational price list.

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    We buy spare keyboards, and just work through them to swap keys off.

    You normally can't get keys on their own I've found.

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    We get asked for this stuff a lot but it's not particularly commercially viable for us to pick ship and invoicing individual keys, but there are firms who do.

    There are two ways to attack it.
    There is a firm on eBay who do list individual keys, I'm afraid i can't remember the name but a quick search for "laptop keyboard keys" I'm sure will turn them up. I think they have a stadard site too if you can't purchase via "the bay".

    The alternative approach is to buy a keyboard, providing you have a fair few same model laptop, and use it as a donor. This falls down a bit if the same keys are going missing all the time but it's quite good for donor mechs and for the pricing of most now, if you can repair 3 or 4 machines from one keyboard, it'll equate to a similar cost to buying and shipping a similar number of individual keys.

    Hope this helps.

    David

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    You could also have a look at the following site:

    Link: Laptop Keys Replacement | Keyboard Keys | Free Video Guides

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    We have replacement keyboards for our RM laptops. for the number of keys on a standard keyboard (and I am not sad enough to count) I bet its cheaper to buy a replacment anyway

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