Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Toshiba Satellite L355 keyboard replacement

Today I got my replacement keyboard for my wife’s Toshiba laptop that my son took a fist to(has been banned indefinitely from computer). I was able to find an inexpensive keyboard on Ebay from Screenaid whose service was very good considering that I had bought two by accident and they simply voided the other purchase.

Replacing a laptop keyboard is not as bad as it might seem. A simple Google search and I found these simple directions to replace the board at The directions are easy to follow and the whole procedure took about 15 minutes.

Now on to the other stuff on my tech to do list.

PC Blues

It would seem as if it’s either feast or famine regarding my PC hobby. Here’s a list of what’s been going on here:

  • My sister get’s upgraded to Verizon Fios and needs help getting connected. That was a simple fix and has been taken care of.
  • My son takes a fit of anger (because of slow PC) and punches my wife’s keyboard on her laptop(not the slow one just an innocent bystander). This knocks a few keys off and they won’t stay on. Had to order new keyboard from Ebay.
  • A friend has a dead Dell desktop that needs a new motherboard. Ordered identical board from Ebay and I’m awaiting shipment.
  • For the climax my “work” PC a HP Pavilion desktop blows a board also. I’ve priced replacements and I’m awaiting approval from the purchasing department(my lovely wife) to order it. This has really got me down. I don’t mind using my wife’s laptop(which I’m using to post this) but I miss my PC.
This is on top of my normal job and usual family duties. Just thought I’d share what’s going on. Thanks for coming by.

Monday, August 9, 2010

How to Build your own PC from TechTV

This is an interesting and informative video on building your own PC. This is featuring TechTV’s “The Screensavers” hosts Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton. Even though this program is a bit dated the information is still valid on how to build a PC on your own. Yes it can be done.  Even though Tech TV isn’t around anymore you can find Leo Laporte at TWIT.TV and Patrick Norton at Tekzilla.