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    Default right arrow key lost/broken

    Recently I had bought a Toshiba Portege M300 off TM without a right arrow key and until now I haven't really cared but there are a few games that has controls that cannot be changed, and it is extremely frustrating to play games without the key!
    So, I was wondering how much it would cost to get the key replaced (or maybe even the whole keyboard)
    Nothing over $25 cause I only bought the laptop for $125!
    I think the rubber thing sticking out is kinda ripped/broken too.

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    BTW if anyone knows how much would it cost to replace the WHOLE shell?
    Its more cracked than Counter Strike(at our school anyway )


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    Default Re: right arrow key lost/broken

    Where are you generally playing these games?
    I it possible to just plug a USB keyboard in, or is this not appropriate in the environment?

    If you use can use numlock without it interfering with other controls then maybe one of these would work for you.


    Or if the program can't accept different key combo use another app to remap.
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    Default Re: right arrow key lost/broken

    Quote Originally Posted by stormdragon View Post
    Where are you generally playing these games?
    I it possible to just plug a USB keyboard in, or is this not appropriate in the environment?

    If you use can use numlock without it interfering with other controls then maybe one of these would work for you.


    Or if the program can't accept different key combo use another app to remap.


    I mostly play these on the road-so external keyboards are not an option.
    I know I could remap the keyboard with sharpkeys but I would prefer to get a new key instead.

    I would find the external mouse pad a bit inconvenient thought.

    Oh-and thanks


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    Default Re: right arrow key lost/broken

    Sweet as just wasn't sure, most laptop gamers generally do it from a desk as after a while you need power.

    Don't know your going to be able to get a replacement for under $25 bucks.

    Might pay to research into whether or not another Toshiba model used the same keyboard and see if you can't find a dud.

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    Default Re: right arrow key lost/broken

    This might be a stupid question but-do manufactures sell individual keys?


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    Go to Molten Media and see if they have any keys from a dead machine that might fit. You never know, you might get lucky.

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    Default Re: right arrow key lost/broken

    Just an [save some $$ idea]; why not pop another key that you don't use often, or at all. Maybe the tilde key or one of the F keys. Use that maybe?

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    Default Re: right arrow key lost/broken

    Quote Originally Posted by CI Sue View Post
    Go to Molten Media and see if they have any keys from a dead machine that might fit. You never know, you might get lucky.
    Ok-will check tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by yorkshirekid View Post
    Just an [save some $$ idea]; why not pop another key that you don't use often, or at all. Maybe the tilde key or one of the F keys. Use that maybe?
    Now that is something I did not think of-thanks-if the above doesn't work I'll resort to this solution


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    Default Re: right arrow key lost/broken

    Quote Originally Posted by blam6 View Post
    Now that is something I did not think of-thanks-if the above doesn't work I'll resort to this solution
    Pardon me if I have misquoted this particular part, but didn't you say:

    Quote Originally Posted by blam6 View Post
    I think the rubber thing sticking out (of the broken key?) is kinda ripped/broken too.

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    Default Re: right arrow key lost/broken

    Its ripped-but I'm hoping it'll still work..


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