Keyboard replacements for laptop?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by DarkMario616, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. DarkMario616

    DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 19, 2008
    United States
    New York
    Toshiba laptop

    Model: Satellite L455-S5975 PSLY0U-00V001

    Keyboard model: NSK-TAR01

    I can't find it online but maybe someone else can.

    The laptop is under warranty but they want me to send (the whole laptop) it in but I know how to replace the keyboard easily, plus I don't think they would replace the keyboard if my friend spilled water onto it.

    Thank you!
  2. BlackDave

    BlackDave Official GBATemp "Cleanup Guy"

    Aug 27, 2009
    United States
    The Promised Land...
    mmhhh Water spilled on a keyboard can cause more trouble.

    For example: I made my sister laugh while she was drinking water and like an idiot she spit right on my laptop. The keyboard got splashed and I cleaned it. But the fan started making rust noises and stuff.....

    You should send your laptop just in case

  3. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    Spit in the keyboard making the fan rust? Strange... I always believed the keyboard and fan vents in all laptops were on opposite sides of the motherboard.

    As for the NSK-TAR01 keyboard, it's very likely that nobody sells them, making Toshiba the only place to get it replaced. Sometimes you can get lucky and find such a keyboard on eBay as part of S&R (spares and repairs) sales, but there's rarely a market for it so people rarely bother.

    Best bet; send it in, but backup your data first. Sometimes laptop companies can be very mean and not send you back the same laptop but a spare instead. EDIT: Short term warranties (1 year usually) usually cover accidental minor damage (like spilling water on it, so long as it's not a lot of it), so you shouldn't have to worry about it. Extended warranties (3 years usually) don't usually bother. In either case, they'll prolly only open it up, check the motherboard for damage, and replace the keyboard if that's all that's wrong.
  4. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    you could just remove the hard drive and send back the laptop
  5. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Dec 2, 2007
    a quick ebay search with your laptop model and keyboard should bring up a few results.

    all keyboard replacement is, is just a bit of unscrewing and removing the ribbons from the old keyboard.