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Unlock keyboard on toshiba satellite L775D-S7340

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SOURCE: Replace keyboard on Toshiba Satellite 1410-s173

First remove the AC adapter (Charger) if plugged in. Then remove the battery.

Next step is removing the Keypad Securing Strip. This is a plastic cover right Above the keypad, and below the LCD screen. Looking at it, you'll notice on the Left and Right sides of it, that it has a U-shape.
This U-shape covers the LCD screen hinges.

Take a small flat tip jewelers screwdriver, and come from the right side of this plastic strip. You will see a thin parting line, where this plastic strip meets the laptop body. Your flat tip goes in this parting line. You have to use finesse. It's doubtful you'll break the plastic strip, as it's REAL tough! But if you slip, you could scratch the plastic. (Actually, it's pretty hard to scratch that plastic! Just thought I would caution you. The plastic strip is made of a spaceage plastic. Pretty tough stuff!)

The plastic strip has tabs around the edges, every so often. These
plastic tabs snap into place, and hold the Keypad Securing Strip on. When you begin, it's a little tough to get that flat tip down in there. (Remember ->Jewelers screwdriver!)

Plus, you may be at one of the points that there is a tab. Usually there is a 'dimpled' flat place, that looks like a flat tip should go there.
With the flat tip jewelers screwdriver inserted a little, ease back on the screwdriver, and lift the plastic strip up.
It will look like it's bending. If you have another flat tip Jewelers screwdriver, or a small butterknife, you can insert it, and hold this part up. Then take the other flat tip, move over a little, and start lifting up.

Once this Keypad Securing Strip starts coming up, it will come to one of those tabs, and the tab will come up and out. You'll hear a POP, and think you broke it! You didn't.

Go along the edge, and keep popping this strip up. Use caution, as to how far you insert that flat tip screwdriver!
There are tiny little wires under there, and you don't want to pinch one, or tear it loose. Keep the flat tip, about a half a fingernail length in, and you won't.

Once you get towards the other side enough, the strip will let loose, and come up.
Without disconnecting the wires, see if you can lay the strip towards the back, and lay it out of the way. Towards the LCD screen. You are trying to get to the screws, that secure the keypad. They will be in a metal strip for the keypad, and towards the LCD screen.
I can't remember at this point if there are two, three, or four screws. You'll be able to see, and you'll know.

(Use Caution! You can easily drop these screws! They might go right into the body of the laptop. You MAY be lucky enough, to pick the laptop up, turn it over, and gently shake the laptop, to have them fall on the table. You MAY not be so lucky, and have to disassemble the entire laptop, to get to them!)

IF, the Keypad Securing Strip will not lay out of the way, so that you can get to the keypad screws, you'll have to remove it.
It isn't tough, but it looks daunting the first time.

You will see small White connectors in the middle of the cables.
Two wire cables, if memory serves. These connectors are small White rectangular blocks. There is a Female and a Male. You just take your fingernails, and ease the connectors apart.
Don't worry about how they go back together. They are different sizes. You just match up the size.

Now with the keypad securing screws removed, ease the keypad forward a little, and bring the front of it up to a tilted position. (Towards the LCD screen is the front of the keypad) You don't want to bring it straight up, as there is a flat ribbon cable you need to disconnect. The flat ribbon cable attaches at the back of the keypad. (Towards you) It has a White connector.

This connector is different, from the ones you have disconnected already. The connector itself has a locking 'bar'.
This thin rectangular piece of plastic, goes across the length of the connector.
It is positioned at the front of the connector. It comes forward, towards the flat ribbon cable end, that is connected to the keypad.

It slides. It only slides so far, then stops. It is at this point, that you remove the flat ribbon cable itself. The one towards the keypad. There will be No connector on that flat ribbon cable. It will be just the ribbon cable itself.

When you reattach it, you just slide the flat ribbon cable back into the White connector. Then you ease that locking bar back into position. The position that it started from.

Now reverse your steps.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009


Lee Hodgson

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SOURCE: Toshiba Satellit M35X-S114 locked keyboard

Hi there. This is not forced to work but you can give it a try. Perform a forced shutdown on the laptop by holding down the on/off button until it shuts down, then take the battery out and the AC power for 10 minutes, put it all back together and try again. Please let me know how you get on. Good luck

Posted on Jun 04, 2009


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SOURCE: how to unlock toshiba satellite keyboard please

easy just press fn and f1.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

Jemalyn Labaguis

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Hi reynitaprett,

To unlock your Toshiba Satellite's keyboard you just need to press Fn + F1. Doing this should help you address your concern.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using Fixya.

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Toshiba satellite laptop L755 space bar has developed annoying click. Any way to disassemble to clean?

A) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.


Suggest lay a static free soft cloth on the table you're working on.
Helps prevent scratching of the laptop, and the table.
Laptop closed turn it over, lay it on the cloth bottom side UP.

C) Keyboard Cover:
Click on the photo in Step 6.
Use a No.1 Philips screwdriver, and remove the Philips head screw circled in Red.

This screw helps hold the Keyboard Cover on.
The Keyboard Cover, is the strip of plastic located immediately above the Keyboard, and below the LCD screen.

Go to Step 7.
Granted it shows a metal tool being used, but I'm not too keen on this.
Can easily damage the plastic parts.

I suggest something plastic. Perhaps a thick guitar pick, to just start lifting on the cover. Then follow with your fingertips.

Start about 2 inches in from the Right side. Once you have one edge slightly lifted up, (LCD screen side, or Keyboard side), use a fingertip under the other side.
Try to lift it up evenly from both sides.

With your fingertips work along the Keyboard Cover, going towards the Left side.
Should just pop off, but use care so you do not break it.

D) Keyboard:
Click on the photo in Step 8
Remove the four Philips head screws indicated by the Red circles.

Lift the Keyboard up SLIGHTLY, on the LCD screen side.
DO NOT lift straight up at this point!

A) There are TABS that come from the Keyboard on your side, and they go into the Palm Rest Cover.
Lift straight up at a 90 degree angle, and you will either damage the Keyboard, or the Palm Rest Cover.

Keyboard held up at an angle, slide it a little bit towards the LCD screen, and then roll up to a 90 degree position.
NOTE that the Keyboard Cable is still attached.

Roll the top towards you, and lay the Keyboard upside down on the Palm Rest Cover.

Now a note on the Keyboard, and it's respective connector on the motherboard;

The Keyboard Cable STAYS attached to the Keyboard.
There is NO plug connector on the motherboard connector side, of the Keyboard Cable.
The Keyboard Cable is a FFC.

Flat Flex Cable.
This is one example of a FFC,

Note there is NO plug connector.
Note the flat bar terminal strip connectors.

Those flat connectors slide into the motherboard connector, and line up with contact pins in the motherboard's connector.

When reinstalling the cable, and it's flat terminal strips, MUST go back in the same position it was originally.
Doesn't matter if the Keyboard Cable is twisted, flopped over, or going to Hawaii for vacation(?)

If that is the way it came from the factory, that is the direction it is reinstalled.
For this reason you may wish to make a mark on one side of the Keyboard Cable, (Sharpee?), and a matching mark on the same side of the motherboard connector.

The motherboard connector is a type of ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.
It is composed of two pieces, but does NOT come completely apart.

It is rectangular in shape.
The Bottom part is rectangular in shape, and is the larger of the two pieces. It is Stationary to the motherboard.
It is called the BODY.

The Top part is rectangular in shape, and is the smaller of the two pieces. It is Movable.
It is the Locking Bar.

For the style shown I call it the Flip Up style.

-> IF, the Body is broken, (Tiny hinge pins) OR the Locking Bar is broken, you are looking at ->
MOTHERBOARD REPLACEMENT, and why I am being so detailed.

Clicking on the two photos in Steps 11, and 12 will enlarge the photos, and so you a detailed view of the Flip Up Locking Bar.
I would also like to include two more, for additional clarity,



Use your thumbnails to ease the Locking Bar open.
IMHO using a metal tool, such as a flat tipped Jewelers screwdriver, is DU-MB.
One slip, and you can do enough damage to warrant buying another motherboard.


Remove the Keyboard.
Now leave the rest up to you, Terri.

Whether it is nobler to try, and dismantle the Keyboard, for additional thorough cleaning; or to just replace the Keyboard.

I have never performed this. I will state that I suggest you take a photo, or photos; of where the individual keys go, BEFORE taking the Keyboard apart.

Some things I am 'an-al retentive' about, (Male/Biker/'Nam vet), and will go through great lengths to repair a small problem.

Not this baby

I will just replace the Keyboard

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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How much ram available on toshiba L755 motherboard

Click on the photo in Step 3.
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TOTAL for the motherboard is 8GB.

Uses SO-DIMM ram memory modules that are PC3-10600, or PC3-12800,


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Toshiba satellite L775d clock runs fast

The CMOS Battery is bad. The name used by Toshiba is RTC Battery. (Real Time Clock)

Replace it.

1) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger) and Battery.

2) Follow Anti-Static Precautions.

With a laptop this means buying an ESD wrist strap, and wearing it.
Average cost is around $3 to $6. (Electro Static Discharge)
Connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source.

This is one example,

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Use an ESD wrist strap, and your laptop will be safe.

3) This is a pictorial guide showing, and detailing how to disassemble a Toshiba Satellite L675D Notebook PC. You'll find it also works for the Toshiba Satellite L775D Notebook PC,

This is Page 1. Access to Page 2 is provided at the top of the page, and bottom of the page;
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Step 17 shows you where the CMOS Battery is located. Click on the photo to enlarge. (You can click on any of the photos to enlarge)

A note on the Keyboard Cable connector on the motherboard, and removing the Keyboard;

The Keyboard Cable is an FFC.
Flat Flex Cable.

As such, it is just a flat ribbon cable with no connector, on the motherboard end of the cable,
(The Keyboard Cable is detached from the motherboard, not the Keyboard)



The connector on the motherboard is a ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.
This connector is shown in Steps 9 and 10.

Click on the photo in Step 9.
Note the white rectangular 'bar'.

This part of the ZIF connector is permanently attached to the motherboard. It is stationary.

Note the two tabs pointed out by the Yellow arrows.
This part of the ZIF connector moves.

As directed by the arrows, the top part of the ZIF connector moves towards the LCD screen.

This is seen in Step 10.

The top part ONLY moves VERY LITTLE.
The ZIF connector DOES NOT come completely apart.

The top part acts like a wedge, and wedges the Flat Flex Cable in the bottom part of the ZIF connector.


DO NOT move the top part TOO FAR. As said the ZIF connector Does Not come completely apart.

If the top part is pushed too far, and the ZIF connector comes apart, it is broken.

This means Motherboard Replacement.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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Looking for a manual for a toshiba satellite L775D S7220

Hi misqm11....

Go to this website and download your user manual...
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How can i unlock my toshiba satellite keyboard

Hi reynitaprett,

To unlock your Toshiba Satellite's keyboard you just need to press Fn + F1. Doing this should help you address your concern.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using Fixya.

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