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A Broken Laptop Keyboard: Your Options

Replacement keyboards for laptops are one of the most popular laptop spares required, along with laptop screens and power jacks.

Anyone who has even been absent-mindedly drinking a cup of tea or coffee while working and spilt the liquid all over their keyboard will recognise the sinking feeling when you realise you have ruined the keyboard.

Current advice is to turn off your laptop at the power supply, turn the laptop upside down and wait between four and six hours until you turn it back on again. You may find you had a lucky escape, but if you were like the more unfortunate half then the chances are you will soon be on the hunt for some laptop spares.

After seeing the price of new keyboards and the charges for fitting them, you may want to do one of three things:

1.    Buy a replacement keyboard and fit it yourself. There are websites that will tell you how to do this, but you need some technical skills and a steady hand. Bear in mind the damage you have already done with a cup of tea, and ask yourself if you should really be prodding around your laptop with a screwdriver.

2.    Buy a new laptop. Once you’ve had a look at the costs involved and considered the time you have had your laptop for, you may find buying a replacement laptop is a better use of your money, but this largely depends on how much your laptop was initially worth.

3.    Buy a replacement keyboard from Laptop Power and get us to fit it. Laptop Power stock and fit non-branded compatible laptop parts and not the manufacturers’ originals. This means the price is lower but all parts are CE accredited, safety approved and top quality.

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