This guide is for hinge type K08. This hinge type is used in the following models:
- Dell 6000, 9100
- IBM Thinkpad R50, T40
- Sony Vaio VGN-A, VGN-FS
- Sony Vaio PCG-K
- Toshiba Satellite A105, P15
- and more!
Some colors in the pictures may differ for your model. That is fine, what matters most is the shape of the hinge piece.
The plastic hinge mechanism must be oriented as shown for it to fit into the metal keyboard hooks.
Hook the two bottom plastic tabs of the hinge under the bottom metal hooks on the base of the keyboard. Slide the hinge about halfway into the hooks. Try not to slide the hinge all the way under the hooks yet, we’ll do that in the next step.
Flatten the hinge by pressing down on it. While it is flat, slide the entire hinge down so that the top inner tabs of the hinge also lock into place. The top right and left inner tabs of the plastic hinge should be hooked under the metal hooks protruding from the base of the keyboard on each side. You can now check that the hinge works properly by pressing down on it a few times.
Align the key on top of its place on the keyboard, and press down evenly. All four corners of the key should click into place.