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Old 03-17-2011, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all I have an 8520. the letter "T" on the keyboard dose not click. It works but it's doesn't click. If your not quick you get "tt or ttt" you get the idea. I can live with it but would like to fix it. Any one done that or have ideas? thanks
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi I also experience that same problem but with the letter N. Some suggestions that I was given were to reinstall OS after you backup your data, or carry it to a mobile technician to get looked at to see if the keyboard needs replacing.
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Have you tried a battery pull?
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i think about mechanical related problem. i don't understand how a fresh OS install could solve that. seriously.
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Like others above, Try a battery pull. See if that helps. If not you could google a product named 'CyberClean' That gets deep into cracks and removes dust & Debris from deep inside. If that doesn't Work, I would take it to a Mobile Technician to see if it needs replacing.

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thanks guys, maybe I should have also noted. that the mechanical click with the key is not there as with all the others.
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I agree with what one of the members said above, sounds like mechanical failure. I have read others discuss replacing a keyboard. If you are handy, you might give it a try. I'm willing to bet you could find a video demo of just such a procedure for your model. Otherwise, see if you can find a repair service that will take a look and give you a cost estimate to fix. Then make a decision on best course of action.
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hi guys
I dnt have time to read through all the posts but here is my cent worth...
The click that you hear when the buttons are pressed r because of the little silver dome switches under each key. if they are cracked or worn out they may still work but will give the symptoms as in post #1... they are easy to replace & the right size one can be found on any other cellphone. Just peel them off the white sticky plastic under the keypad & put the where you need to replace them & your problem is solved.

If I have time later I will upload pics to assist with the repair.
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here are some pics that may help

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