[rescue] Keyboards -- the great evil

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 20:55:18 CST 2013

The laptops are used by teachers attached to smartboards and require audio.
Relying on an add-on (read 'losable') adapter/dongle would lead to problems
down the road.

We have users that can get by without sound, and this one will be deployed to
one of those users.


On Feb 2, 2013, at 6:17 PM, Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:

> On 02/02/13 5:00 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> I have a friend who is replacing his daughter's laptop mainboard for $150,
>> paid about $400-450 two years ago for it. He thought about getting her a
>> laptop instead, but this one really suited her needs and the repair price
>> half the cost of a replacement laptop ($300-350).
>> At work we have a teacher whose headphone jack broke on her unibody
>> 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
>> the headphone jack.
> That's very sensible, but there are probably also USB and Bluetooth audio
adapters she could use.
> --Toby
>> 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
>> $20.
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