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rebeccaamyc

FPCH New Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2008
PC Experience
Some Experience
Hi, I've been reading Grandad's post and thread with intent as this is exactly the same problem I am having, I really hope someone can help as it is driving me crazy!! Many thanks in advance.

I have a FS series Sony Vaio and it's out of warranty unfortunately. Model no. VGN-FS315E (with grey keyboard).

One of the keys became sticky and eventually came off months ago. Whilst I was able to get away with it for a while this soon became a problem so I got through to Sony customer services and they sent me a new key in the post.

It was the black key (so didn't fit with my keyboard!) but I soon realised it wasn't the key I needed really (as I've kept the one that's come off) but the plastic attachment which is in 3 pieces and attaches the plastic key to the 4 metal clips surrounding the squishy pad in the middle (sorry about lack of technical terms!)

However, when I was trying to fit this fiddly thing myself I accidentally snapped off one of the tiny metal clips needed to attach the key back on. Annoyingly, the key almost fit - it went back on almost fine, but when you press down on it it isnt quite fitting properly and comes off again.

Like Grandad's daughter, I too found out it seemed cheaper to buy a new laptop than get it repaired, but thought it does seem crazy, and who has that much money anyway!

After reading the posts I looked for laptop keyboards on ebay that match my model and found some, like this one . However, I'm very confused now as I can't tell if buying a keyboard like this would give me the metal plate underneath as well (I think I have to buy a whole new metal plate to make the whole thing good again - as one of the clips came off?)

I'd be very grateful for anyone's help on this as I am completely in the dark about what to do! I'm looking for a job at the moment and totally lost without the laptop!

Thanks so much
 

Goku

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2008
Location
India
Hello and Welcome to FPCH Rebecca. :)

Laptops are very tricky to disassemble and repair and I would advise even the most advanced PC users against it. Your best bet, in my opinion, is to give the laptop to a repair shop that guarantees the work at a reasonable cost.

I found a site that guarantees to do it all.

Sony Vaio VGN-FS315E VGN-FS315H VGN-FS315M VGN-FS315MR Laptop Repairhttp://www.laptoprepair1.co.uk/sony-vaio-vgn-fs315e-vgn-fs315h-vgn-fs315m-vgn-fs315mr-repair.html

Here is what they claim about repairing keyboards.

Most Sony keyboards are damaged by liquid spills and general wear. We can supply or install keyboards for most Sony laptops. We also repair keyboard connectors on the system board.
Their service might be expensive, especially if you are outside UK but it will at least save you from buying an entirely new laptop. Hope that helps. :)

-- Goku
 

rebeccaamyc

FPCH New Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2008
PC Experience
Some Experience
Thanks for the quick response :)
I just called and he said it will be £18 for P&P x 2 (I'm in UK), plus £98+VAT for new keyboard. I think i'll give it a go! Apparently it happens all the time to Sony laptops...!
Thanks for your help.
Rebecca
 

Goku

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2008
Location
India
Well, if it suits you. Let us know how it goes though. :)

-- Goku
 
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