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Old 07-10-2006, 11:48   #16
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I've got a sony VAIO also .. currently missing the D, X and "windows" keys and/or those little plastic springy things underneath. And, until I get a job, this computer has to last. Canibul, you didn't happen to save that old keyboard did you?

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Old 07-10-2006, 12:23   #17
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No, sorry. Wish I had. The E key kept popping off, and one other one. I managed to actually temporarily fix it, but those damned little springy things are tricky. I think I gently bent them with some needlenose pliers so they would grip. Finally, bought one online.

In your situation, perhaps another solution would be to get an inexpensive
standalone keyboard and just plug it in. Yeah, I know, its still $$ but I have seen keyboards for $ 16-20.

Where I used to live, in Massachusetts, the town "dump" was so upscale that there were 'swap shops' set up where people dropped off perfectly good stuff! I got a brand new chainsaw some dummy had mixed the oil 50:1, but the wrong way, and put a brand new chain on backwards, etc.

But back to the point, keyboards, monitors, etc. were always being dropped off as people upgraded, went to laptops instead of desktops, etc.
Just a thought.

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