Gently insert the ribbon cable into the socket being careful not to push too hard or force it. Blowing air into the grill will not be enough for cleaning the cooling module. The bracket completely came off and one side was the place where the bracket went into, broke. If the keyboard does not have any screw holes, then screws are usually not required to be removed from the bottom of the laptop. The problem is this is a non-locking connector, so in trying to unlock it, by gently pushing the two ends towards the harddrive removed it from the motherboard. Disconnect the power cord right away and hold down the power button until your laptop goes off.
I think I removed my keyboard fast. They sent another, better matching numbers, still same offset cable. Unscrew those, you may have to pop off a front panel as well, but if you've removed all of the screws the keyboard should come free. Doing so can cause liquid propellant to spray into the keyboard, damaging it. Viola, a good, tight connection.
Toshiba Satellite laptops are computers designed for mobile use, featuring quad-core processors, 3D Vision and premium sound. I wish I had become aware of it years ago. I bought an old lap top for parts and actually broke the clip when I was taking out the laptop that I wanted to use, thank goodness, I learned pretty quickly from my mistake and gently lifted the one on the laptop that was being repaird, and presto, working keyboard! There are even steps you can take to minimize the damage if you spill a drink on your keyboard! This post saved my butt also. Wipe down the keys with a damp microfiber cloth. After watching this video I redid the ribbon connection under the keyboard more carefully and and it works great. If you have the same model or similar from Lenovo, the connector is probably not broken and you can still put it back in. To do this, simply push back the white lockdown clip approx.
The adapter is producing 19 volts. Position the broken piece the way it was inserted before. Loose keys pose a choking hazard. Reconnect the Toshiba L775 keyboard to the motherboard. You will have a hard time prying up there.
The smooth part faces away from the keyboard. Isopropyl alcohol and Q-Tips or compressed air is usually enough. While it might be easy to remember the order of the number and letter keys, your keyboard likely has special characters and function keys, and it can be easy to get these confused. Ive tried tape and it just wont hold it securely. This will ensure you don't forget where the keys go when it's time to put them back! In my example one side of the retainer got damaged. From the looks of things, if you have a Toshiba laptop with a broken keyboard it's a mildly intimidating but simple thing to replace. Hopefully this helps someone else that may have an odd motherboard layout.
If your keyboard has a plastic bezel above your keyboard, you will need to pry it out. If things are working just button it up! You can find the appropriate plastic on various packages where the product is displayed through the plastic. Reconnect the keyboard and test again. You can upload this picture to one of the free photo sharing websites and post a link to the picture here. Either way, it made for a good test of the new keys since it required the use of numbers. No need to crack the case.
I used a business card cut to the exact size as the cable. Use compressed air to remove debris from underneath the keys, and clean the surface with quick-drying isopropyl alcohol. Put your finger underneath a key and just pull it off. On the next picture you see another type of connector. Voila — a 10 minute repair and the keyboard works perfectly! I finally decided that the real solution was going to be installing a new keyboard and then doing a system restore. I have Lenovo G580 model 20150 and after more than an hour of frustratingly trying to put it back, I have managed to do it without any electrical tape. We also have a video tutorial guide on how to fix your laptop key for you to watch above.
Unlock the keyboard cable from the motherboard. It took me about 15 minutes with a needle nose pliers and flat head screw driver but the thickness was perfect and keeps the keyboard ribbon cable nice and snug. Secure all your Toshiba L775 laptop screws back in place. Was kicking myself when I first busted it though. The keyboard connector soldered to the motherboard. I kept adding layers of electrical tape to the top side of the male connector until it was thick enough to stay put.