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Laptop keyboard replacement (stupid question)

Q: Laptop keyboard replacement (stupid question)

I have a Toshiba Satellite A350D-005 and I had a major spill on the keyboard, I took the keyboard out and am going to replace it as the whole things is trashed but the laptop its self its perfectly fine. My question may sound really stupid but if I bought a replacement keyboard of a different model would it work? There are some very similar models such as A300D-005 for much cheaper than mine. What would happen if I were to use it?

Thank you,


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A: Laptop keyboard replacement (stupid question)

Your best bet is to dig around on Toshiba forums or just on the net in general. You'll often find that all models in a range will share many of the same parts. See if you can find a part number for the keyboard either from a label or part number on the keyboard or the manual/toshiba website. You'll probably be able to use a keyboard from any Toshiba of that age/range but best double checking first.
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Hi, The first manual on the following link does have: Regards.
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A:Toshiba Laptop keyboard replacement

Can't see your specific model listed but perhaps this "how to disassemble Toshiba laptops" page might be of use? There are a few other similar websites out there judging by the Google search results I got. Chances are you may want to buy a broken laptop on eBay and use it for spare parts as they are often sold. Unless you can get a repair done through an authorised Toshiba repair centre or whatever?
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Dell generally charges repairs for other than mainboard or screen replacement at a flat rate that probably exceeds what a local shop will charge, but you will find the Spare Parts line and out of warranty support here:
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A:Spilled coffee on laptop, question about replacement parts

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. As you say - easy to do but a rather expensive cup of coffee
3. Such a problem is I am sorry to say impossible to solve - in an online situation - the only advise that I can offer is
If you are not technically knowledgeable enough to dismantle the laptop and check circuits with a meter - not of course with power connected - then it is a lost cause until you evaluate the cost effectiveness of paying for a computer repair business to evaluate it.
Coffee - water is of course a conductor and will effectively short live to earth - anything could have gone.
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I Got It!!!!

Right after I posted my call for help, I played with different postions of the keyboard and found a way that I could reach.

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A:Keyboard replacement

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Hello, You can use this kind of keyboard.
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A:keyboard replacement

Yes it is easy.
Get hold of the PDF workshop manual from the web.

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A:Keyboard Replacement

Yes but

You need to set up the bios to Not stop on all errors (ie cannot find keytboard)
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A:Probably a Stupid Question

it will, go to power settings in your control panel and you can make sure its setup to shutdown when the power button is pushed.
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Hey, all

I'm in Massachusetts, and I have a friend in Florida. We work together on music projects. My question is this;

Does anyone know how we could connect our computers together to send large files (5-15mb) back and forth, without having to split them, or burn em to disk and mail them?

Any kind of remote connect program, or something like that?
Any help is appreciated, as always!

A:another stupid question

What is Yahoo! Briefcase?
Yahoo! Briefcase is a tool that allows you to store files online and then access them from anywhere. Think of it as an extra hard drive that you can use from any computer connected to the Internet. You can use it to manage files from home, work, or any other location. It's a great way to share files with family, friends, and co-workers.
We give you 30MB worth of space for free, to get you started. That's room for plenty of files. There's no catch -- you just have to be a registered Yahoo! member. Click to expand...

daves01902 said:

Any kind of remote connect program, or something like that?
Any help is appreciated, as always!
DClick to expand...

Most of the Chat Clients out there (AIM, Yahoo, ICQ) have file transfer built into them.
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I have tried searching but I keep forgetting what Im looking for and spend ages just reading the posts.

Im sure I read a tweak guide but cant find it.

anyway a quick reply without abuse will make me happy.

Should the 2 hds be on the same channel master and slave with the cd burner and dvd palyer on the other as master and slave

or should I have 1 hd as master with the burner as slave and the other hd as secondary master with the dvd as slave.

basically Im trying to get the best performance for my video editing which required a fair bit of hd use,

A7n8x deluxe, 1024 ddr gforce 4 ti4200 maxtor 30 gig 7200hd system
Maxtor 120gig split 20 and 100gig
usual other stuff.

Thanks in advance

A:Sorry stupid HD question.

For best disc performance keep the HD's on a different channel to the dvd or cd burner. Each channel performs at the speed of the slowest item on that channel.
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I have an older Dell Laptop CPI-A series...............I have used it for vacations and use dial up on aol.......................well now aol is charging unless you have high speed.........
so is there some way I can update this ole baby so that I can use high speed? Do I need a dsl modem? Do I need a D link?........I ask this because these are things I have at home on the desktop.......................I know Im cheap.....and should just buy a new one.......but really cant choose between a dell or a macbook............have been checking both and still no better off now then I was when I you tech guys....what do ya think?............thanks for the help.........

A:Stupid Question I know

Do you have the port need for a high speed connection
It look like the one for the phone but just biggerl
How old is the laptop.
Which os are you using
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I m saying it s a stupid question because i m sure it s already been asked amp answered a few million times but i m just getting so frustrated with the problem at the moment that i can t focus to read all the other threads about it properly I ve just bought a tv tuner card i question a please Can stupid ask winfastDTV with Ulead video studio Can i ask a stupid question please SE DVD and Ulead DVD movie factory software included amp i can get it to record using it s software stuff but a hour recording ends up at gbs i also can t figure out how to simply split a file to remove the unwanted bits last time i tried i ended up with Christmas patterns around the outside and jingle bells playing in the background and the other files i tried it on now have no sound Can anyone PLEASE tell me the simplest way to end up with a smaller Can i ask a stupid question please file - either in the recording process or a program to shrink the file later and the simplest way to split the file to remove the unwanted ends and ideally the ads too The software i have looks great for advance editing stuff but i just want something really simple - and before the football grand final this Saturday SO annoying i finally have the tvtuner so great picture but i m going to be out while it s on amp i can t fit the file the size it will be onto my computer PLEASE HELP it s driving me NUTS nbsp

A:Can i ask a stupid question please

Not sure as you confused me a bit.But I will try to help some issues along with other people.
First when you capture I assume using Ulead you have a choice before you capture as to what format(quality) you capture it at.Good quality is big files lower quiality is smaller files.Then you want to add titles,cut bits out using Ulead,which you can do but the files you captured will remain the same size.
When you burn to DVD or VCD it will only burn the movie you created in Ulead.
These files take a lot of space and even more when it's rendering to make the disk so you need lots of space.I have added a second Hard drive where when I capture I sent them there which doesn't block up my Primary drive.
As for making titles putting music in and splicing the video you will have to practise as it will take a bit of time to master that took me quit awhile before I got the effects the way I wanted.Also when you start to make the disk,when it renders it will take a long time.
I hope this helps
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Thanks, geoff

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Cool links:

A:Stupid question!

The biggest virus in the world - Windows!!!
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How do i register my windows xp with microsoft?

A:stupid question

if you are not registered you should have a nifty yellow icon on your taskbar that prompts you to register, if memory serves is a yellow triangle, if not start button>all programs>accessories>system tools> register i believe
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...A very stupid question, but I really can't think of anything. There's any number of causes for this, but I suspect I have some spyware lurking somewhere on my harddrive, but neither Adaware SE nor a program I decided to use as a last resort, Alertspy, can detect it.

The only two symptoms are annoying popups that appear while connected to the internet, but on their own seemingly at random, and google reloading to a dodgy looking version of google.

Now, the google thing isn't as annoying, but when playing a game, especially an online unpausable one, the game suddenly minimising to display the latest online casino or another solution to popups (ironic, no?), is very, very annoying to say the least.

Any ideas? I'd be very grateful...

A:This may seem like a stupid question...

Have you tried Spybot S&D ?
I also recommend going in the HJT forum in the Security section - read the stickies and post a log. The experts there will find stuff programs might overlook.
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I have a slight problem, and I know it is probably something simple, but I have to ask. my roomate recently brought this computer, and whenever I try to save an image file to the hardrive, it only gives me the option to save as a bitmap or a .art file. and even saving it as a bitmap or a .art file, the image wont show up in the program. how to I go about saving my file as a jpeg? it wont give me the option, and when I try to manually change the file to jpeg, it doesn't seem to work. any suggestions?

A:probably a stupid question

did u try going under 'save type as'?
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I Have a printer/scanner that supports fax. But I don't use dial-up. I have a LAN. Is it possible to use Fax without dial-up?

A:Possible stupid question

Yes. The fax does not use the internet. Just plug it into your phone line and it will dial the number that you want to send the fax to.
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A:Stupid question...

Hi xxsomethingxx,

The maximum resolution is governed by your monitor and not your graphics card. LCD/TFT monitors have a native resolution, and are best run at this setting. They can also be run at other resolutions, but never higher than the native resolution. Note that you may experience a deterioration in image quality at none-native settings. CRT monitors, on the other hand, can be run at a number of resolutions without loss of image quality, however these too have a native resolution. They also have a maximum resolution.
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Thanks, Oniro

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so a newbie apologises! I have an MSI mobo hanging about that takes "up to Athlon XP 1900+".. so I thought I would do some trawling about for a cpu.

My question is this: why is the Athlon XP1800+ more expensive than the Athlon XP1900+?

And which one would you guys recommend I get?

Thanks in advance, and once again apologies for a **** type question!

A:Probably a stupid question...

-One answer is demand and supply. Anyway, who cares... how much money do you have?

-The fastest one you can afford.
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A question

Will I be able to see anything on the screen if I don't have any memory or a hard drive hooked up? (I have a gfx card, cpu, mobo and cd-rom).

If I could pop in my gfx card and turn on the comp. Will I see anything? (as you can tell, I want to use this comp so bad!)

Hey, at least a BIOS?

A:A very stupid question

Yes, you should be able to see something...

You'll get an error message telling you that you don't have any ram installed, and you might be able to get into the BIOS...

But why do you want to use the computer when all you can hope to do is browse the BIOS settings?
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I just got like a month ago a barracuda tb hd which gives me of them in my system There are no other HDs They are both in IDE mode After resuming from sleep when I first explore or otherwise use data from the new HD there is an audible click that is louder than I would expect and which I have never noticed on the other HD which is identical model but question HD Stupid I don't know what's normal for a non system HD as it starts It also does this when Stupid HD question the system is first powered down but strangely only if the computer has been off for at least seconds It won't do it if the computer is powered down for less than seconds and turned back on or reset The other HD by it'self does make some sound but nothing compared to the other I have no other problems with the drive My question is is this normal like a power saving drive off thing and the baracudda's just do that or is this an indicator that this drive will soon fail I don't know if the same model actually means they should be identical I'm unsure if they have more than one factory ect If anyone helps then thank you Stupid questions about nothing more than a clicking sound

A:Stupid HD question

Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Power Options. Click "change plan settings" under the plan that's selected. Click "change advanced power settings". Expand "Hard disk". Expand "Turn off hard disk after".

My guess is your drive(s) are set to turn off after 20 minutes? If you're on the machine, then your primary isn't going to shut off because of activity, but if your secondary drive is inactive for 20 minutes (or whatever time is set), then it will shut off.

The clicking you're hearing is the drive coming back... probably. All my secondary drives make a little noise when they power back up too.

Changing the plan setting to never will remove the noise as the drives will always be on and spinning, but you'll lose the power savings.

Having said all that... it's unfortunate you used the word, "clicking" when describing the sound because that's also the sound a drive makes when it's in the final stages of failing... but, it's a real ugly clicking.
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How safe is it to mess with live malware in a virtual machine ?

I would use a second pc but don't have one.

A:Stupid question

The translation was not perfect, so I may have misunderstood your question.
A virtual machine simulates a real machine is completely safe u use a virtual machine for testing, a virtual machine isolates your real system, then you can mess with malware without concern.
Google translator may have failed, sorry.
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ill be on tha internet sometimes, and after a while, tha connection willl get really slow, and it wont let me disconnect, and so i go ta restsart tha computer, and i get this message.. Not Responding, Oplihhqi.exe ...END NOW er whatever, right? so i go look up oplihhqi.exe, and it says its located in tha windows/prefetch folder, so i was wondering, was this something, like, i dont kno. what is this, and what is prefetch? and can i get rid of it harmlessly?

A:stupid question

I am guessing this is Windows XP...

I did some searching on Google...
It's a new technique that XP uses. However, after using XP some time, the prefetch folder can get full of rarely used or obsolete links which can slow down your computer noticeably.

Many people advise to delete the files, as you would with Temp files, etc - every month or so. Anything less than a month can actually slow down computer performance.

Read here:
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I have lost my accessories menu on the start menu

I cant use any of the programs on that menu as i cant get there can anyone tell me how i get it back?

A:Is This A Stupid Question?

presuming your using xp the folder is kept here
C:\Documents and Settings\the name of your folder here\Start Menu\Programs
drag the accessories folder on to start button and when it opens the menu drop it on the all files then drag it to the position you want
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like i said, this is dumb. but is there any way i can get those emails back, or are they gone?

A:stupid question.

In Outlook 2000: Under the properties of you mail account, Advanced tab. Tools-Accounts, double-click the account, go to Advanced tab.

"Leave copy of the message on the server."
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On to how many different computers can I load a program that I purchased? I am upgrading from all the freeware bleep programs and actually want to buy some decent cd-burning, DVD-burning software and I have 3 computers. (Two towers and one lap top).
Any opinions on Nero?

A:stupid question?

I've used Nero and liked it very much.As for how many computers you can install it on,it will
usually say in the EULA you have to read before clicking "OK" or "Next" to install.
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But How do I get the Japanese language pack on Windows XP?
Um.. I'm getting this program called UTAU and it's in Japanese
And I'm also learning Japanese..
It's so annoying because it comes out in little blank boxes and garbage.
Can anyone help? ^_^

A:This is probably a stupid question.

Open internet explorer and click tools/windows update
or run windows update from the control panel.
Language packs are usually listed under optional updates.
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I know this is just another stupid question from me, but since I am a complete computer illiterate, I really need some assistance from the talented guys at TSG. My PC was hit by a Trojan Virus whose first effects, amongst many others, was to obliterate the sound. I reformatted the CPU and still there is no sound. Last night I had a GREAT IDEA. I thought that if I take the SOUND CARD out of the motherboard and re-insert it, such action might just work the miracle of bringing the music back. My problem is: WHAT DOES A SOUND CARD LOOK LIKE AND WHERE IS IT LOCATED?

Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to answer my question.

A:Another Stupid Question from me

First off, if the sound was working and you haven't taken the system apart, it's not a physical issue, so removing and replacing the sound card is probably a waste of time. Many systems have the sound built-in to the motherboard anyway, so taking it would would involve a soldering iron!

I suspect the real reason you have no sound is you have not re-installed the motherboard drivers that came with the MB in question. Look in Device Manager and see if you don't see a bunch of hardware with yellow ? indicating they're missing their drivers.
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A:Stupid Question

It may be display in the Windows Control Panel under Add/Remove Programs or you can use a Java checker, see:
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A:I Think this is a stupid question

I think so, this is not a xp machine I'm on so poke around with the search settings.
When you open search, supposedly there's a helper thing on the left, poke around and there would be options for that.
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A:stupid question

Here you go Windows Logon Sound (2).zip
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I must be thick cos I can't find it

A:Just one more Stupid question

64bit or not?

Edit - F**k it.. lol

Internet Explorer 8: Worldwide sites

You can download the Vista version.
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Stupid question. I think I know the answer, but I want to make sure.

DDR2 1066mhz is for Quad Core processors only, right?

See I have a dual core. AMD 6000+ and going to get some diff memory. right now I have 800mhz ram and my new mobo supports 1066, but correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't 1066mhz memory supported only with a phenom processor???

Man I need to post more often in here. I'm only here about once a week and by teh time I come back, all the threads are outdated. haha.

A:ok stupid question

Hello DesoShade,

First, not a stupid question. Read my signature.

The main thing is if your motherboard supports that type of RAM at that speed. It does not matter if the CPU is Intel or AMD, or what model it is.

Hope this helps,
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If, not sure I do, I have a virus and I reinstalled Windows XP(clean install, removed the old version) will it take the virus away or is it still hiding somewhere?

This is an HP pavilion ze2000


A:Stupid Question

As long as you reformat the drive first then reinstall the operating system.
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A:Stupid RAM Question?

The brand normally doesent matter... get Kingston.
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Thank U!!!!!

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A:Stupid Question About RAM

SD = syncronious dram, most runs at a speed of 100 or 133
DDR = DDR Synchronous DRAM (Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic RAM)

DDR and SD are not compatible, sd ram only operaties once per cycle while ddr operates twice doubling the bus speed
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this will probably sound dumb to those in the know but here goes nothing. my buddy uses torrent sites on a regular basis to find music and software for free, like the piratebay. here's the question, i heard from someone at work that if you download a song for example, the download finishes, you click play and the song you wanted is indeed playing can the torrent be a fake even though you got the actual song/software/movie whatever "it" may be you were after?
or, if you do click on a fake torrent you will not be able to download anything, the "bad guys" will get your ip address and might send you a letter telling you to stop the "illegal" activity?
what does happen if you click on a fake torrent?

A:stupid question here

This is asking for advice about an activity that is not supported by this forum. In fact such activity and help in using it is against this forums rules.
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I have a dumb question for someone. I had Windows XP Home Edition installed on my computer. However, I was required to upgrade to Windows XP Professional for a class that I'm taking as I needed to install Microsoft Virtual PC.

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I appreciate your help!

A:I have a stupid question. . .

Did you try using a Blank Password.
If the user account you log on with is also in the Administrator Group, you can reset the Administrator Password from that account as well.
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As you can see in the attachment, I am full of processes going on which are slowing down my memory quite a lot, do you guys know how can I disable those unnecessary processes?
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not sure about that.
thank you!!

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THE QUESTION I HAVE IS THIS:::::::: If it is personalized settings that are blocking the access if i set up another user account would this have the same effect? or would they be factory standard settings and allow connection?????

A:Really Stupid Question To Ask

Since you already have a thread on this issue, I'm going to close this one.
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