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Replacement key needed for IBM Thinkpad

Old 09-01-05, 07:10 PM
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Replacement key needed for IBM Thinkpad

I still can't believe this happened to my laptop, but I was working with some papers standing up on my lap leaning against my torso while the laptop was resting on my legs. The papers slid down when I reached for something and were apparently caught under the left "mouse" key and snapped the little bugger right off (breaking the TINY tabs underneath the red stripe that hold the key in place). Before trying to fix it with something other than duck tape or dealing with IBM's Indian customer service people, I thought I might tap your knowledge to see if any of you know where I might be able to get a replacement.


(This isn't my machine, btw; I just wanted to show you exactly what I'm talking about.)

THANKS in advance!
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Old 09-01-05, 08:30 PM
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Better find a used one at Ebay.Since you don't need a new one and the laptop is working fine then try to find a used one.If you know how to replace it by yourself.
Here is one
http://cgi.ebay.com/IBM-Thinkpad-X20...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 09-01-05, 08:40 PM
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Ebay! Why didn't I think of that? I don't know if I really want to shell out $30 for a single key for my r51, but it's a good option to consider--thanks!
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Old 09-02-05, 06:17 AM
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you called to check warranty?
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Old 09-02-05, 06:56 AM
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My warranty ran out in July, unfortunately. Based on what I read on their site, I can't even ask a friggin' question unless it's intact or I want to pay them some undisclosed fee (though I may be mistaken).

I guess it couldn't hurt to try a call, but I have a feeling they'll just tell me to buzz off.
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Old 09-02-05, 08:33 AM
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shoot me an email with your address. I have a T30 keyboard (looks like it is the same part) that doesnt work, and I will ship it to you.
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Old 09-02-05, 11:29 AM
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...and to think I almost didn't post my question.

THANK YOU, Aaron!

(...and thanks again to those who replied.)
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