Toshiba netboo NB100 keyboard problem

aslam - Nov 22, 2009 at 06:43 AM
 Fraggle - Aug 14, 2010 at 05:02 AM

I have a Toshiba netbook NB100 its keyboard have some problem when I use @ button I can see only " symbol, when I use " button I can see a @. also when I use "hash" button appear a £ symbol, any one know how to solve this problem? its need any programs?

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It is a known issue on the Toshiba NB100 (Toshiba have a lot of keyboard problems on their laptops), I bought a replacement keyboard on Ebay for £10 from China, and the problem is resolved. Update the BIOS before you install the new keyboard. Keyboard installation is easy. 4 screws.
Step one: Remove the two screws from the bottom of the computer that are holding down the Toshiba NB100 Keyboard bezel. The bezel is the bar that sits right above all the function keys.

Step two: Turn the computer over, open the cover and insert the credit card or guitar pick between the bezel and the computer screen. The bezel has pegs that sit in holes, you need to slowly pry up the bezel. It will make a bit of a popping noise as it is removed.

Step three: Now hold on to the laptop keyboard from the end closest to the screen and gently pull it away from the touch-pad end and flip it over. You will see the ribbon attached to the underside of the Toshiba NB100 Keyboard. There is a little plastic connector holding the ribbon to the computer. To unlock it, carefully pull up on the two tabs; one located on each corner of the connector. Be very gentle when you do this as this is the one part that gets broken the most often when changing a keyboard. The ribbon will now be released.

Step four: Carefully pull the ribbon out of the connector and remove it along with the entire Toshiba laptop keyboard.

Final step: To insert the new Toshiba NB100 Keyboard, place the board face down so you have easy access to the ribbon. Make sure the keyboard is lined up so when you flip it back over the keys are in the correct position. Keep the ribbon straight at all times; twisting it could damage it. Place the ribbon in the connector; it only goes in one way. Once in place, push down on the connector tabs to lock it. Now flip the keyboard over and slide it down toward the touch pad and take the bezel and line the pegs up with the holes and push it in place. Then turn the computer over and replace the two screws you removed from the bottom. You can now power on your computer and see if the Toshiba NB100 Keyboard works. If it is not working, more than likely the ribbon was not inserted properly.
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i have the same problem on my laptop nb 100 - have you found a solution? thanks
i too have the same problem did you got any help