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rocco
10-11-2014, 03:39 PM
Hi, the caps lock key on my toshiba L840 laptop had suddenly stopped "lighting" up when on..how do I get it to work again?..I am using windows 7.
Thank you for your help.

wainuitech
10-11-2014, 03:51 PM
As long as the caps lock works, it could either be a faulty Key or Keyboard. You may need to replace it.

Agent_24
10-11-2014, 06:12 PM
I imagine if the key still works but the light doesn't then the light is faulty, not the keyboard.

rocco
10-11-2014, 09:48 PM
Cap lock still works..if the light is faulty can the key be replaced to fix the problem?

1101
11-11-2014, 08:43 AM
Cap lock still works..if the light is faulty can the key be replaced to fix the problem?

No
No it wont fix the problem
No, keyboards are not designed to be repaired, & you cant get parts to repair keyboards (99% of the time) . You replace the whole keyboard.
Or pay someone $300+ to actually pull the KB apart & manually repair it . Thats why its a waste of time & $ trying to repair kb's
:thumbs:

Try plugging in a USB keyboard & see if that does the same thing.

Agent_24
11-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Is the light on the keyboard itself or somewhere else on the laptop?

wainuitech
11-11-2014, 10:37 AM
No
No it wont fix the problem
No, keyboards are not designed to be repaired, & you cant get parts to repair keyboards (99% of the time) . You replace the whole keyboard.
Or pay someone $300+ to actually pull the KB apart & manually repair it . Thats why its a waste of time & $ trying to repair kb's
:thumbs:

Try plugging in a USB keyboard & see if that does the same thing. Yep, that sums it up :)

Theres been the odd time I have gotten pricing for keys for some laptop keyboards, they are hard to come by, and cost an arm and a leg, once I got a quote for replacement keys, each key was just under $15 each :horrified the Whole keyboard was around $60

rocco
11-11-2014, 01:19 PM
Is the light on the keyboard itself or somewhere else on the laptop?


...the light is on the actual caps lock key

CliveM
11-11-2014, 01:54 PM
From the expert comments already given above by 1101 & Wainui it would seem that it is uneconomic to attempt to repair Rocco. I believe you have about three choices.
1. Learn to live with it.
2. Get a Bluetooth or USB keyboard and use that.
3. Replace the machine.
Depending on available cash the choice is yours.

Agent_24
11-11-2014, 02:11 PM
3. Replace the machine.
Depending on available cash the choice is yours.

Pretty sure you could just replace the keyboard rather than the whole computer...

CliveM
11-11-2014, 04:06 PM
Pretty sure you could just replace the keyboard rather than the whole computer...

Yes. I see PB Tech have replacement keyboards for a toshiba L840 for $65 so if Rocco has the DIY skills it would be practical to replace it.

Agent_24
11-11-2014, 04:24 PM
Yes. I see PB Tech have replacement keyboards for a toshiba L840 for $65 so if Rocco has the DIY skills it would be practical to replace it.

Or a clone one from eBay for about half that, which is what my friend did with his Acer laptop. Been fine so far, as far as I know.

rocco
12-11-2014, 12:39 PM
thank you everyone