[rescue] Keyboards -- the great evil

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sat Feb 2 17:17:24 CST 2013

On 02/02/13 5:00 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> I have a friend who is replacing his daughter's laptop mainboard for $150, he
> paid about $400-450 two years ago for it. He thought about getting her a new
> laptop instead, but this one really suited her needs and the repair price is
> half the cost of a replacement laptop ($300-350).
> At work we have a teacher whose headphone jack broke on her unibody MacBook
> Pro - a repair that would necessitate an $850 mainboard replacement. Her
> laptop will NOT be repaired, it will be deployed to someone that doesn't need
> the headphone jack.

That's very sensible, but there are probably also USB and Bluetooth 
audio adapters she could use.


> Lionel
> On Feb 2, 2013, at 4:54 PM, Bill Bradford<mrbill at mrbill.net>  wrote:
>> For $230 you could just about buy a "new"-to-you entire laptop.  Maybe
>> not the same model, but $230 for a *laptop keyboard* is insane.  As
>> mentioned, I've replaced them for numerous friends and never paid more than
> $20.
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