Toshiba Satellite 1005 Keyboard Replacement

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Anybody got info / weblinks / pointers as to what the step by step
would be to replace my keyboard in my Toshiba Satellite 1005?

This laptop is not one where you remove the keyboard to add ram, so
there are definitely some screws, and toshiba does not support it as a
"user replaceable part".  Just hoping, I could benefit from the usenet
collective wisdom before digging in.


Re: Toshiba Satellite 1005 Keyboard Replacement

On almost all Toshiba models, there is a removeable trim strip above or
below the keyboard that "snaps" out ("snapping it out" is an art that
you learn from experience, and it is quite possible to break the trim
strip (plastic) if you don't do it right).  Once this is removed, the
keyboard either just lifts out, or is held by between 2 and 4 screws
that are obvious and under the trim strip.  On the back of the keyboard
is a part number, replacement keyboards are readily available, anywhere
from $9 to $50.  E-Bay is a good source.  The keyboard connects to the
laptop with a "flex cable" that goes into a "ZIF" (zero insertion force)
socket.  You MUST know how to work the ZIF socket, if you try to insert
or remove the flex cable without "unlocking" the socket, you will ruin
the cable (keyboard) or socket, or both.  Unfortunately, there are about
5 styles of ZIF sockets used, so I can't give you exact directions.  All
of this comes with training.

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Re: Toshiba Satellite 1005 Keyboard Replacement

thanks for the help Barry...

being pretty experienced as to how to apply the proper pressure from
having worked on other brands of laptops, I was able to pop off that
trim strip and replace the keyboard.  Now everything works perfectly.
Strange that of all the keys to die, the Z key was the first to go.
Certainly not the most frequently used key..

I wonder if anybody on eBay would want to buy an "almost perfect"
keyboard :-)  I'm pretty sure everything worked accept the "z" key.

Re: Toshiba Satellite 1005 Keyboard Replacement


I am facing a similar problem on my A10 ie to remove and replace
Have you got more hints where how to apply pressure to remove trim

Kind regards, Robert

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