01-18-2010 11:04 PM
I was trying to fix a key that suddenly just snapped off. So I looked it up to compare but I noticed that I couldn't fix it because the two metal things the plastic retainer of the key broke.
I have no idea what to do now.
Please please help. lluckily i dont really used that key mush but I must have it fixed!
01-19-2010 02:06 AM
Unless you can find someone who has a spare identical keyboard to get the key from, you are going to have to purchase another keyboard for your dv6.
Keyboards are pretty easy to replace on most laptops.
You should still be able to achieve the keystroke by tapping with your finger where the key was.
If you need a link to a video on replacing the keyboard once you have a new one just let me know.
I could have provided you with the part number if you had provided more specific identifying information for your dv6 series laptop. It is critical since the laptop series has localized part numbers for different target markets (countries).
Look at the tag on the bottom of notebook for Model Number (shown in area below the bar codes)
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01-19-2010 12:31 PM
if you have broken any part of the mounting structure on the keyboard a whole replacement board is the only option. Erico is corect in all respects. make sure to get an exact replacement for your exact keyboard.
02-12-2010 05:21 PM
Can you help me with replacing a keyboard for my HP DV6 1253cl.
I would like to know the part number as well as instructions how to go about replacing it.
03-24-2010 02:26 AM
Don't worry, i faced a similar problem last month and i have a solution for your from my experience.
I know of such a website which sells individual laptop keys and trust me you don’t have to buy a new keyboard for just a single key. They sell genuine keys with their retainer plastic pieces for just $5. Check out:
Browse through your brand name, model number and order your required key. It’s that simple.
The best part is, you can repair your broken keys or install your laptop keys yourself by watching the video tutorials on the website.
Good Luck and i hope this helps! It saved me a whole lot last month.