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Toshiba Satellite A105-S4284 Keyboard Replacement

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How to replace the Toshiba Satellite A105-S4284 keyboard

  • Author: pfedigan
  • Time estimate: 10 - 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

If your keys are not typing anything or the way they should, then check this guide to see how to safely remove and replace the keyboard input device on the computer. It will also contain detailed pictures on what to expect and watch out for, such as ribbons or wires.

Step 1 Keyboard  ¶ 

Flip the laptop over so it is rightside up, and open the laptop all the way so that the screen is horizontal.

Step 1 Keyboard  ¶ 

  • Flip the laptop over so it is rightside up, and open the laptop all the way so that the screen is horizontal.

Step 2  ¶ 

Using the plastic opening tool, pry off the panel above the keyboard, starting near the right front speaker. Use the plastic opening tool to pop off tabs along the length of this panel. This may feel like you're about to break something, but as long as you work your way down the panel and don't yank it out, the laptop will be fine.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry off the panel above the keyboard, starting near the right front speaker.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to pop off tabs along the length of this panel.

  • This may feel like you're about to break something, but as long as you work your way down the panel and don't yank it out, the laptop will be fine.

Step 3  ¶ 

Unscrew the two 4.5 mm screws holding the keyboard on with the Phillips #1 screwdriver. Unscrew the two 4.5 mm screws holding the keyboard on with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the two 4.5 mm screws holding the keyboard on with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

Step 4  ¶ 

Lift the keyboard gently from the side closest the screen. Pull out the ribbon connecting the keyboard to the laptop. Pull out the ribbon connecting the keyboard to the laptop.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Lift the keyboard gently from the side closest the screen.

  • Pull out the ribbon connecting the keyboard to the laptop.