Dell Vostro 1700 keyboard spilled coffee cheapest keyboard replacement not working dead keys

I spilled coffe on my Dell Vostro 1700 keyboard!

So I disconnected fast, but the damage was already done. No more A, F and T keys. Gonna buy a new keyboard from Dell.

The good part of this notebook is that the keys just popup with the help of a screwdriver or your fingernail.

Take a look and the composition of the keyboard.

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The steps to dissasemble:

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remove the panel

remove the panel

1)First, remove the front Panel, inserting a small screwdriver, plain tip.

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Without the Panel

Without the Panel

Let’s take a look at the Keyboard

Layers of the keyboard. Remove the tiny screws under the panel, and push it up.

Layers of the keyboard. Remove the tiny screws under the panel, and push it up.

Close Up to plastic circuit

Close Up to plastic circuit

Below de printed circuit, you have a receptive metal one.

Below de printed circuit, you have a receptive metal one.

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Ram

Ram

HDD

HDD

Connector to LCD

Connector to LCD

So, while I wait for a new keyboard form the cheapest part I could find

The cheapiest is:

http://www.delllaptopkeyboard.com/Dell-Laptop-Keyboard/Black-Dell-Vostro-1700-laptop-keyboard.html

Papatek: http://www.papatek.com/Dell-Keyboard/Dell-Vostro-1700-Keyboard-Black-US.html

They actually look cheaper but they are expensive: $27.55 + $5 fee handling. and with UPS they get even more expensive

another one: http://www.discountelectronics.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2637

Still waiting… my view at Zenware Headquarters

View outside my office, and the little South African Elephant

View outside my office, and the little South African Elephant

Vostro now, with temporary usb keyboard and Sout African Elephant ;-)

Vostro now, with temporary usb keyboard and Sout African Elephant ;-)

Subtotal:
$ 27.55

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