How to change your notebook keyboard

Written by Bruce Hughes on . Posted in Computer Innovations

Notebook computers are lightweight, efficient, sleek and come in handy if you’re the kind of person who travels a lot or likes writing in cafes. However, notebooks tend to be a bit tricky when it comes to replacing their components. Unlike desktop computers, where changing the hardware is pretty straightforward and you just need a few tools, replacing notebook components might bring out your inner MacGyver. Take the keyboard for example. In the case of desktop computers, you just have to unplug the old keyboard and replace it with another one, the whole process taking no more than a few seconds. With notebooks though, things can be much trickier and you might want to pay attention to a few useful tips and tricks.

First of all, a teclado de notebook is harder to find than a desktop keyboard, mainly because you can’t use the same universal design for all devices. Depending on your notebook make and model, you’ll have to buy a special keyboard. Average stores don’t always have them, so you’ll get two options: either you take the laptop to a service, where the technicians will take care of everything, or you buy the keyboard yourself online and just pay for the manual replacement. We recommend the second option, because service shops tend to overcharge and you don’t always have a guarantee that the replacement component really is high quality. Of course, some people prefer to take matters into their own hands by buying the keyboard and replacing it themselves.

 

If you know you can handle the replacement process, we recommend investing in a high quality keyboard and the right tools to change it: a star-shaped screwdriver, a Phillips head screwdriver and a small pick to remove the plastic case around the keyboard. Make sure you remove the battery and disconnect the laptop from any power source before you begin. Look for video tutorials that give step-by-step instructions, because the inside of a notebook has many essential components and, while trying to remove the keyboard, you might damage some of them. please bear in mind that you are removing the battery at your own risk. Tampering with a laptop (opening it up and changing things inside) can null the warranty, so unless you’re willing to accept that, go to a technician instead.

 

When changing the notebook keyboard, make sure you apply the right amount of pressure on the plastic surrounding it; don’t push too hard, because you might warp it. Also, always go from the bottom to the top when inserting the new keyboard. Last, but not least, never neglect the importance of compatibility. Your keyboard should be for the exact make and model of the notebook. Obviously, you should get it right the first time, because opening up the laptop several times in a row is not the most fun experience. To save money on professional gadget components, head over to online stores, where you can find a wider array of products at competitive rates.