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    Help repairing laptop Toshiba

    HI wondering if you can help here i have a Toshiba Satalite Pro L4500 and one of the kids has broken the right clicker (not sure technical name? )







    any how tried to open it up which i have taken ALL screws out i can lift most of the case off but it seams to be stuck but im sure i have all the screws including under labels ets any tip to separate it?

    also where can i source a new part ?

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    Thanks in advance

    ian

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    Re: Help repairing laptop Toshiba

    under the keyboard screws? & plastics can be found on ebay from various breakers.

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    If all else fails get a mouse and use it as a psuedo-desktop ?
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Help repairing laptop Toshiba

    lol to nouse thats what im using.. no never checked the keys will a have a look on the net to see which key there under ?

    also what am i looking for w.g whats it called left clicker? etc

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    Re: Help repairing laptop Toshiba

    chance is you will need to entire top plastics unless you can stick it back in (duct tape ftw)

    and you need to remove the kayboard to expose screws, sometimes they also hide behind the hard drive

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    Re: Help repairing laptop Toshiba

    I'd suggest you google "Toshiba <model> service manual" - pretty much every laptop I've ever owned has a service manual on line somewhere that will give you exact instructions about the method and order in which you remove the various laptop parts. Note that the order is very important in a laptop as most components overlap and interlock, so you have to pull the right ones out first

    The part you're looking for is a "left mousepad button" but as Gonz says you're likely to have to buy a full set of top plastics. Might be cheaper to just use a little spot of hot melt glue to glue the old button to the top of the contact (that little square button in the centre of the hole), but you'd have to be pretty confident to do that

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    Re: Help repairing laptop Toshiba

    On most toshibas there is a plastic strip which runs along at the top of the keyboard.
    prize it off where the little slots are and underneath you will see the keyboard screws.

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    Re: Help repairing laptop Toshiba

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I'd suggest you google "Toshiba <model> service manual" - pretty much every laptop I've ever owned has a service manual on line somewhere that will give you exact instructions about the method and order in which you remove the various laptop parts. Note that the order is very important in a laptop as most components overlap and interlock, so you have to pull the right ones out first

    The part you're looking for is a "left mousepad button" but as Gonz says you're likely to have to buy a full set of top plastics. Might be cheaper to just use a little spot of hot melt glue to glue the old button to the top of the contact (that little square button in the centre of the hole), but you'd have to be pretty confident to do that
    Quoteing this because it's very true and sound advice.
    you will need to strip it down in order, also remember to remove all the detachable bits like the battery, there's often screws hidden under them.
    There's no screws hidden under stickers on any toshiba I've had to take apart and I've taken apart a few at work.

    You do need to get the caseing apart to see, and you'll probably find that the buttons are non-detachable, normally there's a small peg on the caseing that slotted through a hole on a tab from the button, that is then melted to form a sort of rivit like button head.
    This means that you'll not just be able to get a new button but will need to get a full new top or get creative.

    Also you'll need to get it apart to get the part code which will probably be on a stick on the under side of the top.

    The place we get most of our laptop spares from at work is http://www.upgrade.co.uk/ but I'm not sure if they will deal with individauls best bet is to email them and ask.
    Or e-mail another company that specialises in laptop parts

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