Many people accept this as an inevitable part of owning a laptop and simply take their laptop into a computer repair store to get the problem sorted. But this throws up problems in itself as often it means leaving the laptop with them for days and running the risk of ending up handing over way too much money for upgrades and additional services that they don't actually need.
That will take about a week and you will not have the use of the computer in that time. And if you decide instead to send it back to the manufacturer, that is going to leave you without your computer for maybe six to eight weeks. And even though it will come back with a nice new keyboard, the wait may not be worth it at all.
And another problem with this is that it will not be free unless your laptop is still under its warranty. If it is not, then you are looking at a bill of a couple of hundred dollars. The same is true if you try yourself to rebuild your key board because there are a lot of parts that will have to be taken out and put back in just right.
You may not realize that there are replacement laptop keys that can be purchased when they are damaged. That means they can easily be bought and replaced one key at a time. Actually, that is not only an inexpensive option but it also works quite well because it is highly likely that only one or two keys at a time will break.
Replacing a key is simple and cheap. A laptop keyboard repair kit will cost you less than $5 and generally will come with comprehensive instructions that mean anyone can fix their own keyboard in just a few minutes at home.
Whether you have roommates who got hold of your laptop during a party and damaged the keys, or you have kids or pets or angry spouses in your house you will never have to worry again. Even should you happen to spill cigarette ashes or crumbs, you will not get upset because you know you can do your own replacement of keys.
Repair shops are not apt to tell you about this because they make a lot of money by replacing the entire keyboard instead of just one. However, you will be able to save yourself quite a bit of money and make sure your computer is not out of commission for very long if you realize that you have this option and take advantage of it.
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