Q&A: Fixing Those Ailing Laptop Keys - Q&A: Fixing Those Ailing Laptop Keys
By J.D. BIERSDORFER
How hard and expensive is it to replace stuck or broken laptop keys yourself if you don’t want to drag the computer into a repair shop?
Laptop keyboards vary by manufacturer, so the task of fixing one yourself also varies in complexity and price for parts. Several sites sell replacement keys and other necessary hardware to do the job, and most charge about $5 a key. So if you have the time, patience and technical fearlessness to tackle the job yourself, it can cost you less than $20 if you just need a few keys replaced.
Sites like replacementlaptopkeys.com and laptopkey.com steer you through finding the right parts for your laptop model. Both sites also have video installation guides to illustrate the repair process. General computer-repair sites like laptoprepair101.com and ifixit.com may also provide useful information.NYTimes.com
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