Keyboard: ISO -> ANSI
#1
I have an original PBP, with the ISO keyboard. I see that both keyboards are available in the store, for a very reasonable ~ $20. My question is how difficult will it be to swap out the keyboard? Anyone with experience? Thanks.
#2
The process is pretty straightforward though you literally disassemble entire laptop -- it's not "few screws to replace just keyboard" like in mainstream machines. Be warned though that reassembly may not result in fully functioning laptop. See my experience here:

https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=10487

Never heard back from sales about daughter board replacement. Still one of the few parts not available in store.
#3
(08-13-2020, 06:20 AM)jpalus Wrote: The process is pretty straightforward though you literally disassemble entire laptop -- it's not "few screws to replace just keyboard" like in mainstream machines. Be warned though that reassembly may not result in fully functioning laptop. See my experience here:

https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=10487

Never heard back from sales about daughter board replacement. Still one of the few parts not available in store.

My bad, I will remind sales team post the side daughter board as spare part on this week.
#4
(08-13-2020, 06:53 PM)tllim Wrote:
(08-13-2020, 06:20 AM)jpalus Wrote: The process is pretty straightforward though you literally disassemble entire laptop -- it's not "few screws to replace just keyboard" like in mainstream machines. Be warned though that reassembly may not result in fully functioning laptop. See my experience here:

https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=10487

Never heard back from sales about daughter board replacement. Still one of the few parts not available in store.

My bad, I will remind sales team post the side daughter board as spare part on this week.
Would it be possible to add trackpad to the spare parts in store as well? In my case the replacement of ISO keyboard with ANSI keyboard went smoothly, except for the trackpad; I damaged something when detaching it from the ISO palmrest and adding it to the ANSI one.
#5
(08-13-2020, 06:53 PM)tllim Wrote:
(08-13-2020, 06:20 AM)jpalus Wrote: The process is pretty straightforward though you literally disassemble entire laptop -- it's not "few screws to replace just keyboard" like in mainstream machines. Be warned though that reassembly may not result in fully functioning laptop. See my experience here:

https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=10487

Never heard back from sales about daughter board replacement. Still one of the few parts not available in store.

My bad, I will remind sales team post the side daughter board as spare part on this week.
Thank you.

Can you also see about the PC board masks?
And BOM? (Bill Of Materials, aka parts list.)

Just in case I have time to make some modifications...
--
Arwen Evenstar
Princess of Rivendale
#6
(08-14-2020, 05:33 AM)perceg Wrote:
(08-13-2020, 06:53 PM)tllim Wrote:
(08-13-2020, 06:20 AM)jpalus Wrote: The process is pretty straightforward though you literally disassemble entire laptop -- it's not "few screws to replace just keyboard" like in mainstream machines. Be warned though that reassembly may not result in fully functioning laptop. See my experience here:

https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=10487

Never heard back from sales about daughter board replacement. Still one of the few parts not available in store.

My bad, I will remind sales team post the side daughter board as spare part on this week.
Would it be possible to add trackpad to the spare parts in store as well? In my case the replacement of ISO keyboard with ANSI keyboard went smoothly, except for the trackpad; I damaged something when detaching it from the ISO palmrest and adding it to the ANSI one.

Noted, will also include touchpad as spare part.


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