[clug] Toshiba laptop key board.

Pascal Klein 4pascal at tpg.com.au
Fri Oct 20 14:34:31 GMT 2006

Bash.org says the best solution is to put your laptop beside a sugar
ants' nest and let them do their work. ;)


On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 22:05 +1000, Ian wrote:
> I know the feeling - I spilt a softdrink on my Toshiba laptop's
> keyboard months ago.
> At the time, when I looked around for a replacement keyboard I
> couldn't find anything cheap enough to justify paying for it so (I
> don't think I saw anything cheaper than ~$80 new, not including
> postage).
> I did a bit of a custom repair on the keyboard to remove all the sugar
> from it and had stuck it back together with glue (I don't recommend
> trying that though, it takes ages and doesn't yield very good results,
> though it did make it sort of usable again) and used a USB keyboard
> whenever possible.
> The glue finally gave out last week, so I looked around again and
> found someone who was selling a used one on ebay. Including postage it
> cost me $34 - naturally I was hoping for less, but it is still far
> less than half of what you would pay for a new one. It arrived today
> in reasonable condition, aside from a small scratch and a bit of a
> dent near the directional keys which I was able to bend back into
> shape with some small pliers (adding an extra scratch in the process,
> but at least now I can press the right arrow key).
> Your best bet is probably to do something similar - keep an eye on
> sites like ebay until something comes up and just use a USB keyboard
> in the meantime.
> On 19/10/06, Randall Crook <rcrook at vtown.com.au> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Was just wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a
> > retailer that could give me a good price on a replacement keyboard for a
> > Toshiba laptop?
> >
> > A good friend of mine just bought an new A100 but unfortunately their
> > dog felt the keyboard looked like a nice place to sleep/chew.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any advice.
> >
> > Randall.
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