The KEY issue I seem to be having......(CF19)

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  1. SHEEPMAN!

    SHEEPMAN! Freelance

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    If you're up for a little microsurgery, an Exacto Knife blade and some thin CA would work. (Super Glue)

    A bit of a hassle but it would make you feel good to fix the key. :)

    Makes economic sense only if you already possess the knife and the glue and if replacement keys are not readily available.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Meh. Cf 18 and cf 19 keyboards are easy to find. Swap the whole thing out and be done.

    I am cranky and overwhelmed at the moment. My responses will reflect this...sorry.
     
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    Rob2D Notebook Enthusiast

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    Oh wow, that's very kind of you. No need to go to any trouble on my account. I checked laptopkeys.com and they only want $7.70 total so I might be OK.

    Haha. I actually did this before I left work! Got a fine tweezers to move the piece back into place then drowned it in glue and soaked up the excess. Gonna try it again in the morning.

    Was thinking of maybe getting the rubber keyboard as well. I will be using this laptop on the factory floor and there's a LOT of dust and dirt.
     
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    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    If you have any problems getting one let me know. I checked the price of shipping today and it's under $3.00



    Just so you know it takes a while to get use to the rubber keyboard. You need to push harder on the keys. I am a slow typer so it's not bad for me but for someone that types fast it will take a while to get the feel of it.
     
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    Rob2D Notebook Enthusiast

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    So laptopkey came through with the replacement.

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    Only thing is I haven't tried to fix it yet because my rubber board from China arrived too.

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    I installed it easy enough but I've been hammering F12 can't get the backlight to work. Is it possible I installed the cable wrong?
     
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    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    Do you have the link from where you bought it. I noticed some sellers from China are selling rubber keyboards BUT they are not backlight.
     
  7. SHEEPMAN!

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    [Fn][F12]??????
    Does the keyboard have two cables?
     
  8. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    You might have the smaller cable not seated properly or you might have the cable upside down. The small cable gives you lights

    Ok this might be a stupid question but this has happened before. You are holding the function key down while pressing f12....right
     
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    Rob2D Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sure,
    eBay item number:
    272163931122
     
  10. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    Well it says it is. I would check the cable then....see my last post
     
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