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svendster
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Buying a replacement keyboard

Hi

 

Sorry for the mundane question, but the typical googling has not proven very useful. 

 

A cup of coffee got spilled on my laptop (Lenovo 3000 N100) recently and a few of my keys no longer work. 

 

Have been trying to find a place to order a replacement and have been suprised by how few places are offering this part.

 

One place (forget its name) offers it for a whopping $200 and another (sparepartswarehouse.com?) for $60 or $70. I tried to order from the 2nd place, but it turned out they didn't have it.

 

Anybody have suggestions on getting this without paying an arm & a leg? $200 for a replacement keyboard seems insane.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Svendster 

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wjli2
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Re: Buying a replacement keyboard

what is your FRU number. 
Paper Tape
svendster
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Re: Buying a replacement keyboard

Hi

I think it's 39T7385.

Tx. 

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wjli2
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Re: Buying a replacement keyboard

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you should give lenovo support a call and enquire about it, i can't find a second hand one anywhere. It shouldn't cost 200 USD, given that a new laptop only costs 500 or so USD. 
Message Edited by wjli2 on 08-13-2008 09:08 AM
Paper Tape
svendster
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Re: Buying a replacement keyboard

thanks. Yeah, it's funny. I've found a few more places by searching again using the FRU, but so far they haven't turend out to have it in stock.

 

This shouldn't be so hard. This isn't a really old model from an obscure manufacturer!

 

Paper Tape
svendster
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Re: Buying a replacement keyboard

Just for entertainment, here's an example of the absurd price some places are asking:

http://www.laptoppartsexpert.com/i-62566-keyboard.html

 

It's on sale, too. Was $230. Now $215. What a steal!

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wjli2
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Paper Tape
svendster
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Re: Buying a replacement keyboard

Turns out the best solution was *not* to be found online. I called Lenovo's support line and they sold me one for $50-60 (forget now exactly how much). Turns out they keep a lot of these in stock for repair shops that resell their stuff.

 

Thanks for the help, people.

 

 

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svendster
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Re: Buying a replacement keyboard

Sorry, make that "person", wjli2. :smileyhappy:
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boyfleming
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Re: Buying a replacement keyboard

Hello svendster/ others.

Is it pretty straightforward to remove a keyboard and replace it? (I have a 3000 N100 and had not even put the milk into my coffee before spilling it on the keyboard). Thanks, Andrew.