The Sony Vaio Pro 13 is an ultrabook released by Sony in mid-2013

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How to replace keyboard?

Hello everybody! Just bought a pre-owned Sony Vaio Pro 13 , turns out it has a broken keyboard beyond repair so I just ordered a replacement. After digging around,I reached to a point where I can see the screw holding the keyboard in place, but instead of screws in the other holes ,is something like a melted plastic that hold too . Anyone has an experience with this?

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Can you tell me from where have you ordered the replacement keyboard please?

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please, tell how to open the case to replace the keyboard?

don't ask where i get the replacment..... plase give us solution

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do you still need the keys?

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Hi, where did you find a replacement keyboard?

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Can I buy your old one? I only need a few keys.

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How would you fix a key anyway? I think you need a whole replacement keyboard as the metal hotel keys once the break, I don't think you can fix at all... Too thin...

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You can pop the keys out individually instead of replacing the whole keyboard, unless the problem is with the board itself

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I would also like to know where you bought a replacement keyboard for a Sony Vaio Pro 13 as well. My letter S has popped out and wont go back in and computer repair shop says need to replace the whole keyboard on this model as metal holders are so thin they are impossible to just fix, but I can't get a replacement keyboard anywhere. Also Sony Vaio warranty sucks, never in my life had I had so much trouble with a Warrenty, they kep my laptop for like a month before telling me popped out keys are not covered under warranty as this is not due to a defect but due to regular wear and tear. This is rubbish, definitely a manufacturing issue making a keyboard so thin. The key popped out after a few months and no abuse (been on the desk all the time and hardly used).

Anyway, of you know where to get a keyboard or how to fix a popped key, let me know too. I'm in the uk by the way so a USA keyboard would be second best as the keyboard is slightly different...

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You can buy a keyboard on ebay. go check it out. I think I used the keywords "svp 13 keyboard".

Have the same problem with installing the keyboard. I got myself the metal keyboard that is below the carbon. But Im having doubts after removing the main board.

Didnt find anything on the net. Help is much appreciated

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Would you like to sell some keys from your old keyboard?

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And how was it? You had to remove all from inside to get it out and replace?

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I could only find a USA keyboard for this. I'm finding it very hard to find a UK Sony Viao Pro 13 keyboard. It seems to have different ENTER size keys. One is double size and one is not. I'm stuck now until I find a UK keyboard somewhere. I guess I could do an 'alert' on eBay by keyword which emails me when a certain product comes online.

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hi, do you have any success with it?

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Hi!

I think it is a manufacturing problem. My S key also popped out after a few weeks. Thankfully they replaced the whole keyboard under warranty, but they did tell me that they could not replace individual keys.

After replacing the whole keyboard, the S key popped out again after a few weeks. This time I was away from the country so could not get it fixed under warranty again.

I want to get it fixed now, has anyone been able to fix the individual key or is replacing the whole keyboard necessary? Honestly I think the metal hooks are now a bit bent so I'm scared to even try buying a key kit...but it would beat paying 150$+ for a keyboard replacement to have it pop out again soon after.

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Just for other people, new keyboard can be found for 23 dollars including delivery on aliexpress . One key can be easily replaced if you manage to buy replacement from other distributors, however

sony doesnt want you to buy just one key because they want to sell you new keyboard for 140 dollars :)

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How did you remove the keyboard to replace it. It doesn't look like a simple pop-out but seems to beneath a rubber top. Can you provide instructions, please. Thanks.

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I did replace successfully a whole keyboard on my vaio pro 11 (popped "O" key in my old keybord ...). But it's not so easy.

1. I bought a new keyboard(japanese) in YAHOO JAPAN auction.

2. For replacement keyboard, I had to do fully teardown my vaio pro, (tweezer was very useful...)

3. to peel a aluminium seal (it must reuse later) for revealing old keyboard,

4. and to break many rivet for remove old keyboard.(I used pin vice and drill).

5. For installation new keybord, I used epoxy bonding and kempton tape.

Now, my vaio pro 11 and keyboard has no problem and run smoothly.

thank you.

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vaio pro11のキートップ(O)がはずれてしまったのですが、キーボード交換に成功しました。ですが、かなり大変でした…。

先ず、ヤフオクで日本語版の交換用キーボードを購入(3000円弱)。

キーボードはかなりやわらかく変形しやすいので、落としたりしないように(15cmくらいおとしてキーボードの角が曲がり、焦りました。運良く事なきを得ましたが…)。

キーボードは一番下にあるので、すべて分解していく必要があります。小さいコネクタがたくさんありますので、ピンセットがないと付け外しが非常に困難でした。

マザーボードをふくめすべてはずすと、銀色のシートがあります。こちらはシールで接着されていますが剥がさねばなりません。あとでこのシートは組み立て時に再利用するので、折り目がつかないように気をつけました。

シートを剥がすとキーボードがあります。数十個のプラスチックのリベットで接着されていますので、私はピンバイスとドリル、そして小さなマイナスドライバーでひとつひとつ、すべてのリベットの頭を削り取り、外します。タッチパッドのところでネジ止めもされています。

新しいキーボードをつけるのですが、リベットは再利用できないので、エポキシの接着剤をリベットがあったところすべてにつけました(粘度が高すぎる接着剤だと、糸を引いて大変でした)。

裏から見て、キーボードがちゃんとでているかも確認。うきがちなところはカプトンテープをつかって接着しました。

あとは、元の工程の逆で組み直せば完了です。

接着剤を使っているので、再度のキーボード交換ができるかどうかはわからないですが、もう一度交換となったときはPC自体の買い替え時期かもしれません。

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1カ月ほど経ちましたが、安定して使えています。

むしろ以前よりキーボードの剛性が上がり、打鍵感もよくなりました。

思い切って修理して正解でした。

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I just ran into the "S" key popping out issue. Unfortunately, I tried pushing it back in and broke one of the L-shaped hooks used to hold the key in place. I need to replace the keyboard now and have found some cheap ones on Aliexpress as tommy318 mentioned. The only issue is that I cannot find a youtube video or any instructions on how to remove the existing keyboard in order to install the new one. Can anyone who has done this provide me with some instructions or post a youtube video perhaps.

Thanks.

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P.S. I have a Sony vaio pro 13.

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Here's a video of the Sony Pro13 keyboard replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufZ0Q8JD...

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