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Sony Vaio VGN-NR series keyboard replacement

Q: Sony Vaio VGN-NR series keyboard replacement

Okay, so my sister's Sony Vaio VGN-NR120E has a damaged keyboard.
I found a place to buy the part (ebay, various other sites, etc. all sell them...) but for the life of me, I cannot figure out how the heck to get the keyboard off of the thing to replace it.

Has anyone replaced a keyboard on a Sony Vaio VGN-NR series before or knows how to do it? I'm fairly confident in my abilities but I want to avoid dismantling parts of the computer I don't need to, so any insight on how it's fastened on there would help.

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A: Sony Vaio VGN-NR series keyboard replacement


sony laptops use (like most do) very small clips at the top of the keyboard, usually 3 or 4 of them along with screws from the bottom,, finding which screws is a trial, unlike Dell who mark the screws (k) for keyboard, (p) for palmrest etc etc.

Once you find out which screws they are get a credit card or similar and slide it across the top of the keyboard between the top and the case, you will feel the clips, use another card to gently lift the keyboard at the same time, be careful once done as their is a ribbon cable on a plug that connects to the motherboard, a gentle pull should pull it out if its a molex type, or else it may be a lift up the black bar type and slide the cable out, or slide a little lug on either side up (to the side etc) to remove the cable.
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Try HERE. They may be able to get it for you.
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This is what you got right...
Welcome to TechSpot with your first posting..!

On the bottom of the case there should be screws that say {k} that's for the keyboard to be removed.
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Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Owner\SysnativeBSODApps\052413-26437-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9200.16581.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130410-1505
System Uptime:0 days 10:14:05.753
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ndistc.sys
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BugCheck Info: BAD_POOL_CALLER (c2)
Arg1: 0000000000000007, Attempt to free pool which was already freed
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FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xc2_7_aPmI_ndistc+301c
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MaxSpeed: 2600
CurrentSpeed: 2594
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BIOS Release Date 11/23/2012
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Product Name SVE14A35CXH
**************************Fri May 24 05:52:26.455 2013 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
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Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
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Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Start here:

Sony eSupport - VPCF11MFX - News & Alerts

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Originally Posted by athar123

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UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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A:Sony Vaio Keyboard

Laptop or Desktop?

If a desktop, have you tried another keyboard?
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