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What is a Keyboard Key Hinge Type?

HP Pavilion G6 Hinge Types

If you’re shopping for a replacement keyboard key on our website, you’ll probably see us referring to the hinge type of a key kit. But what does that mean?

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Replacement Bluetooth Keyboard Keys

Replacement Bluetooth Keyboard Keys

We are happy to announce a new product line for our ever-popular replacement keyboard keys: Wireless / Bluetooth keys. Everyone knows tablets, iPads, and Android devices are very popular, and there is a huge selection of Bluetooth keyboards and docks you can get to match your device. We are pleased to stock the following spare keys:

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Replacing an LCD Screen – Tips & Tricks

Replacing components in your laptop can easily become a frustrating affair whether you’re a veteran technician or a first time DIY-er. We’ve learned a lot through our years of experience working with laptops and laptop components. This article will outline some of the best tips and tricks we know to make the installation of a new LCD screen (or inverter board for that matter) as smooth as possible.

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The Elusive DV1000 SATA Hard Drive Connector

The standard HP DV1000 IDE HDD Kit

Here’s one that is still tripping a few folks up for this model.¬† It’s widely known among techs and repair shops that the HP Pavilion DV1000 models use an IDE (aka Parallel-ATA) hard drive.¬† And one of our all-time most popular products, the DV1000 Hard Drive Caddy & Connector¬† installs that drive. The standard HP […]

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Switching a Bronze DV7 Keyboard for Silver

DV7 Keyboard Backs

A common question we get from our customers in regards to HP Pavilion DV 7 keyboard replacements is “Can I replace my bronze keyboard with the espresso black keyboard?”. Unfortunately, the answer is “no”. Even though the two keyboards look identical to each other, a look at the underside reveals that the screw posts are […]

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A Guide to Mini-PCI Laptop Wireless Cards

Wireless Cards Side by Side

A comparison of the three current standards for laptops and notebooks This is just a brief overview of the differences between the three major types of internal wireless (WLAN) adapters found in modern laptops. We won’t get into details like different chipsets or connection speeds, just the physical differences in form factor.

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Troubleshooting LCD Inverter Replacements

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The LCD power inverter increases the voltage to the backlight so it illuminates brightly. Inverters tend to fail more often than any other part of the LCD assembly. Luckily they are one of the cheapest and easiest parts of the LCD assembly to replace. Since it is the easiest we always recommend you start by testing/troubleshooting the inverter. This article will aim to help you identify if you have a bad inverter and hopefully correct problems that may arise after you have attempted to replace the inverter in your laptop.

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