12-13-2018 06:35 AM
Not that I've heard, no. We tried those 3D printed clips that someone created and linked to a few pages back, with mixed results. I thnk we did 6 to test, and only 2 have remained opertational since the rest came back with the same problem.
Between this problem and the weak corners (the upper-left corner of the keyboard, the plastic housng around the brass-coloed bit that the screw screws into splinters easily), the N22 was a masive dud.
12-13-2018 07:11 AM
I would absolutely agree with you axl917, not only was the N22 a massive dud so was the way that Lenovo handled their engineering faults with this product.
12-13-2018 07:55 AM
Oh - don't even get me started on the terrible screw housing!! This was a terrible product, and terrible support, and we are a large school district and you can bet we won't be getting Lenovo products again!
03-28-2019 07:45 AM
I have fixed almost 50 of these. Problem lies with the ribbon cable of the keyboard. Take apart the chromebook, have the keyboard still connected with the ribbon cable and straighten out the cable and the keys will work again. The issue lies in the cable bend, t y 5 6 keys. New keyboard replacements have this fixed with a different cable bend supported with black plastic. To fix the issue straighten the cable and tape it, with electrical tape or painters tape. This will support the cable so it doesn't pinch.
03-28-2019 09:59 AM
Another helpful tip I have found recently: when un-creasing and shimming the cable at the bend does not work, grasp the keyboard cable at the base (where it first comes out from the keyboard itself) and pull firmly. The cable may be creasing inside there as well.
03-28-2019 12:54 PM
03-28-2019 01:25 PM - edited 03-28-2019 01:26 PM
No kidding, Paper Tape! I had close to 400 for our 8th grade class and about 1/3 had the issue. I would open them and straighten the ribbon and make sure it was connected well. I started putting styrofoam pieces in the ribbon to keep it from re-crimping, and while that worked temporarily, many of the same ones came back to me. Not to mention that many of the internal female screw thread sat in a plastic seat, which cracked and the metal thread came out or was loose inside the CB. Super glue helped in some cases, but not all. As a technician, where many come to me for advice, I tell everyone I know not to buy Lenovo brand anything! I've never had a good experience with it, even their PC.