December 29, 2008 at 4:54 pm #160327
I’ve noticed that several of the upper right hand keys on my NC10 are squeaky, whereas the rest are virtually silent. Does anyone else have this problem? Is there a way to fix it? I imagine I’d have to open up the case to access the underside of the keyboard.December 29, 2008 at 5:13 pm #177869
Does the upper right part of your keyboard flex up and down, or is it the keys themselves?December 29, 2008 at 7:40 pm #177872
It’s the keys themselves it seems. I don’t notice any real flex at all. The squeaking doesn’t happen all the time. It seems to happen after extended use of the keys.
I have to pop open my NC10 soon to put in a new wifi card anyway (going to install OS X, so I need something compatible), so I’ll see if I can take a look at the keyboard then.December 29, 2008 at 8:23 pm #177870
I’m not sure how easy it would be to do anything about it. I’m currently looking for a replacement keyboard as one of the screws which hold it in place has broken so it flexes and squeeks while I’m typing.
I have removed the keyboard from mine, to do so you remove the 3 screws on the bottom marked “KBD”. The keyboard can then be pivoted at the touchpad side. The cable can be disconnected from the motherboard by pivoting the brown part of the connector upwards.December 29, 2008 at 11:47 pm #177873
Thanks for the info Alfihar. I’ll have to take a look at it.February 6, 2009 at 3:43 pm #177874darrenMember
My keyboard flexes around the backspace/delete key. The keys there are a little squeaky, too. I was hoping that taking it apart and putting it back together for swapping the hard drive would help, but it didn’t.
I may send it back for another one, as it’s kind of annoying. Anyone had any luck “fixing” this issue?February 6, 2009 at 3:53 pm #177871
I have fixed my keyboard flexing around the backspace/delete key, by adding some additional double sided sticky pads.
Have you taken a look at this thread:-
How to remove the keyboardFebruary 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm #177875darrenMember
Yup- I took it apart again and noticed that it is critical that the keyboard be slid all the way up to the top. The right side isn’t close to a screw, so it depends on a tab being pushed up under a small slot in the case to hold it down. If the keyboard shifts even 1-2mm down, that corner is going to be loose. I put in a small shim of rubber electrical tape at that tab to make it fit tighter and provide some friction.
I wish I had seen your fix before I put it together again. I’ll go back and do it again with your method if my kludge doesn’t last. Great post by the way, I gave it another “Thank you”.
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