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Blackhawk556
09-29-2009, 4:16 PM
does anybody know where I can buy the white part in the picture below? The area where the arrow is pointing is broken so the key does not clip to the keyboard anymore. I looked online but couldn't find the part I need i don't know the name for it.

Model number of laptop is: toshiba satellite a105-s4211
yes it has low specs ;)

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g146/du9207/keyboardpart.jpg

this is the part that broke on the edges
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g146/du9207/keyboardpart2.jpg
the bracket attaches here
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g146/du9207/keyboardpart1.jpg

ke6guj
09-29-2009, 4:35 PM
I dunno if anybody sells individual keys for laptops, but you can purchase a replacement keyboard for it.

Merc1138
09-29-2009, 4:44 PM
Your best bet would be to find a replacement keyboard(ebay), or possibly a junker keyboard or laptop if they cost significantly less for your model and get the keyboard parts you need from that.

Blackhawk556
09-29-2009, 5:37 PM
will any laptop have the same part?? or will i have to get a toshiba??

I would hate to buy another keyboard for the laptop since only the letter B is missing

KylaGWolf
09-29-2009, 6:13 PM
Best bet is to contact Toshiba to see how much a replacement part would cost. They may have the part to fix it without getting a whole new keyboard. I have a key loose on my laptop but it is still attached at least at this point. That may change if I keep using my laptop as much as I have been. LOL I either have to cut down on my calguns time or stop doing excel homework.

Blackhawk556
09-29-2009, 6:48 PM
Best bet is to contact Toshiba to see how much a replacement part would cost. They may have the part to fix it without getting a whole new keyboard. I have a key loose on my laptop but it is still attached at least at this point. That may change if I keep using my laptop as much as I have been. LOL I either have to cut down on my calguns time or stop doing excel homework.

don't cut down on calguns, cut down on por..i mean homework :p

BB63Squid
09-29-2009, 7:52 PM
Your best bet is to get a replacement keyboard for the model Toshiba you have. I lot of the keyboards (Dells come to mind) will have the same layout but where they physically screw into the chassis may be different and there are vast differences in how each keyboard connects to the mobo.

Take a look at E-Bay for starters. If not there try CL or Crazedlist.org for a wider search.

JDay
09-29-2009, 9:06 PM
I don't see whats broken from that picture, you should be able to snap it back on. Otherwise you'll need to replace the keyboard.

Merc1138
09-30-2009, 12:34 AM
I don't see whats broken from that picture, you should be able to snap it back on. Otherwise you'll need to replace the keyboard.

It's difficult to see, but it looks like one of the sides of the clip that holds onto the horizontal pin is busted(not uncommon).

It sucks, but such a seemingly simple and common part is not readily available, and attempting to match the right hinge out of thousands of possible versions is just not going to happen. There's one seller on ebay with the keyboard that's supposedly for that model toshiba laptop, it's only $32 or so with shipping. It's really your best option.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Laptop-Notebook-Keyboard-Toshiba-Satellite-A105-S4211_W0QQitemZ200388840665QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCA_ Mice_Trackballs?hash=item2ea81b0cd9&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116